One thing that sets The Bean apart from other coffee houses is the fact that they actually were born out of a coffee roasting company, Nantucket Coffee Roasters. And, as a result, you can count on a transcendent cup. (And not an overly expensive one, unlike some other coffee places on Nantucket.)
The Bean is a great spot to meet and hang out smack dab in the middle of the island’s historic downtown. They serve soups, sandwiches, baked goods and a number of grab-and-go items. And they have bathrooms, so there’s really no reason to ever leave until they close down in the early evening. Check it out.