About Us

Welcome to The Bean!

We are proud to be celebrating our 15th year in partnership with DePaul University, serving their students, faculty, and staff from our 2 locations on the Lincoln Park campus.

At the Schmitt Academic Center, affectionately known as SAC, you’ll want to be sure to check out our exceptional coffee, roasted by local Chicago favorite Metropolis! You can also choose from artisan tea, specially blended by Chicago’s own Benjamin Tea and brewed to order by our friendly baristas, some of whom are DePaul students. Choose from our many delicious sandwiches, breakfast options served all day, salads, fresh pastries, snacks, and our own signature chillucinos – frozen treats great on hot (or even cold) days. Everything at SAC is served fresh and fast just in case you are in a time crunch as you head to or from class.

The Bean is also located in the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, better known as The Ray. This location serves made to order hot sandwiches, paninis, wraps, flatbread pizzas, salads, and our specialty – smoothies and juices. There are also grab and go options if you are short on time. Just worked out? Add some protein power or super-healthy wheatgrass to your smoothie or juice! The Ray is open 7 days a week during the fall, winter, and spring school schedule.

Both locations offer many healthy options and vegetarian choices, with fresh vegetables, hummus, egg whites, and other nutritious ingredients.

And…..we are meal card friendly!!! So come check us out!

We look forward to showing you why The Bean has become a DePaul icon with our exceptional customer service, fabulous food, and some of the best coffee, teas, and smoothies you will find ANYWHERE!

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