I was looking for a cute coffee place to meet up with Amy. Somehow, last minute I was able to find one thanks to Yelp! We met up at The Lost Bean which the name itself is cute! It’s located very close to the border line of Tustin and Irvine.
It’s an area that I have yet to explore surprisingly. I don’t think people know about this place only because I don’t know how no one has ever brought up The Lost Bean before! So it is in this plaza where the stores are old fashioned with coned roof tops like castles. It stands out when you’re driving by the area.
The Lost Bean has a mom and pop shop feel to it where there is a comforting feel to the place and even from the interaction of ordering drinks. The set up of the place is pretty creative. You go to the “LOST” area to order drinks. Then to pick up your drink, you go to the “FOUND” section.
Amy and I both got the Peach Milk Tea and shared a spinach and egg bagel sandwich. The Peach Milk Tea tasted healthy and refreshing. The sweetness of the drink reminded me of those Korean peach drinks that kids usually drink. The breakfast sandwich definitely made me feel healthy especially because of the spinach that they packed in.
The Lost Bean has two sections that are connected. The left side of the store is where you order and you can sit there too. It’s a tad bit cramped but I like the lay out of it. Then to the right of the shop is where there’s more seating arrangement like mini couch area, high bar stools and long tables.This area is where they do wine tasting and classes that take place throughout the week. Cool, huh? The Lost Bean definitely has a different concept of how they carry themselves compared to various coffee places. It makes them unique and stand out easily from coffee chains. I’m glad to see a coffee shop like this one nearby!
Thanks Amy for checking this place out with me! By the way, you need to check out the wedding dress store in that plaza!