The Bean Scene Coffee Shop

Just reading the word “coffee” sets wheels in motion. Coffee’s aroma and flavor, the gurgling sounds of the machine, the warm grinds from the press, a visit to Simpson University’s coffee shop, The Bean Scene, is one of life’s great little pleasures.

The Bean Scene’s living-room coffee-lounge atmosphere is the ultimate place for students, faculty, staff, and community members to sip a latte, grab a meal, visit with friends, listen to music, study for that upcoming test, or browse the web using free wi-fi. Come in and stay a while. The full drink menu includes smoothies, brewed coffee, fancy flavored mochas and lattes, teas, sodas, and juices. Check out the Grab and Go menu for homemade soups, salads and sandwiches served on a variety of specialty breads and rolls. The Bean Scene is operated by Chartwells, who also manages the campus dining center.

Summer Hours

  • Monday: 7:30am-2pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30am - 8:30pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 2pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 2pm*
  • Sundays: CLOSED

*NOTE: The coffee shop is only open on the following Saturdays to accommodate ASPIRE program classes: 5/4, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/7, 8/31.

Happy Hour Special: All 16oz drinks for $3 between 3-4pm


Hours are tentative and are subject to change.

Food suggestions are welcome. Please e-mail Sadie Roy with your ideas.