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714 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4849
+1 919-416-3133
06:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 20:00
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We went on a Sat morning and the line was almost out the door. The iced chai was good & the bagel was pretty good as well. (Bacon & scallion cream cheese offered a nice twist on the conventional options), but it felt a bit rushed in there (had to be with that crowd) and I wish they offered bagel... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

The only reason I give it a 3 is because it has a bit of a smokey smell to me. My friends and I go here to study before a test. I like it because they allow you to bring in outside drinks and food. No biggie. There coffee is really good and it's less expensive than some other coffee... More 

Thank topaz1100
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

Great coffee. Be sure to taste your drink before you leave so you know it suits your taste. They are very good about remaking your drink if it's not right. They also have nice mixed baked goods on the counter and a fab biscotti that is huge.

Thank Deborah N
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Bean traders has wifi (somewhat unreliable) and a good study space in the basement. All the drinks (except self-serve drip coffee) take FOREVER, and they only carry paper cups (I'm a fan of actual mugs, personally), but the outcome is great. There chai lattes are quite unique - they actually brew a chai teabag and then add the steamed milk.

Thank Haley_WR
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

Good location, expensive but only adequate coffee. Very Durham hippy feel, but the coffee doesn't pull its weight.

1 Thank Raoul S
Union Bridge, Maryland
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162 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

I went to Bean Trader's or a double espresso 5 mornings in a row while in Durham on business. I would give this place 5 stars for the quality of their pulls but they only serve them in paper cups. Don't see how a coffee bar with plenty of nice seating but not serving in china can be taken seriously.... More 

Thank Gary M
Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

I am always happy to find a coffee shop that serves coffee in "real" china cups. Bean Traders is one of them. All the coffee drinks are well-prepared and the coffee the highest quality. The staff and friendly and helpful. They serve light food -- mostly pastries. It would be wonderful if they also had yogurt and fruit to add... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 714 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4849
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-3133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?