The Coffee Bean is just like any other coffee place. Sure, they have good coffee but so does a lot of other places. They have good drinks and coffee and reasonable prices. The atmosphere is chill and there always seems to be a good group of people sitting around outside on the patio. I think that the staff is always friendly and helpful. I like the Coffee Bean but it's not my favorite coffee. I think that Esau's Cafe just down the street has coffee that is ten times better. But if you're choosing between Coffee Bean and Starbuck's, I would definitely recommend the Bean over Starbucks anyday.