Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The

Cafe or Restaurant Chain

Address: 1945 So. La Cienega Blvd.
City, State ZIP: Los Angeles, CA 90034
Country: United States
Phone: 800.832.5323
Kiosks: No
Last Update: 09/09/2009
First Entered: 04/26/2005

Established in 1963, like Peet's Coffee & Tea, they intended to start and stay focused on bean a "bean and leaf" shop, but they are now inseparable from the cafe concept. They now franchise well beyond their L.A. roots. Under their International Coffee & Tea, LLC umbrella company, they have extensive operations in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Israel, and even the UAE.

In Sept. 2009 they announced the sale of their SF operations to CBMSB LLC (a large Johnny Rockets franchisee) - plus plans for rapid expansion in the area. As long as there are L.A. expatriates, perhaps there will always be demand for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's mediocre espresso.

Locations reviewed of this chain:

Name Address Neighborhood City Espresso Rating
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The Four Embarcadero Center #247 Embarcadero San Francisco 6.60
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The 2201 Fillmore St. Fillmore San Francisco 6.40
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The 773 Market St. Union Square San Francisco 4.30