The smell of coffee wafts out of the front door of the Beerded Bean, Salinas’ newest cafe.
And yes, that’s how it’s spelled.
The Beerded Bean, which opened in Oldtown in late May, joins nearby Cherry Bean Coffee, Starbucks and Gold Leaf Tea & Spices in the hot beverage game. Unlike the others, however, The Beerded Bean will also sell craft beer once its license is approved, the reason behind the name and logo.
The cafe-beer-live music combo was dreamt up by co-owners Eric Del Real and Ernesto “Ness” Rodriguez.