New Local Coffee House to Break the US Bank

by on November 29, 2022 · 4 comments

in Ocean Beach

A locally-owned coffee house is moving into the former US Bank at 4827 Newport Avenue in OB. Spill the Beans is apparently on a binge; it currently has two locations in Gaslamp and Seaport Village, and is set to open their Ocean Beach and Mission Valley locations next year.

Their website doesn’t give out too many details, but offers this:

Freshly made, inventive and conscientious, Spill the Beans is rapidly defining how adults should begin their day. Our coffee surpasses the expectations in both taste and sustainability. The food we pair with your cup of joe pretty much tells it all. Slather one of our scratch-made bagels with artisan-compounded butter or your selection of house-made cream cheeses.

The coffee house is especially appealing to the young and the hip. They advertise themselves as “Pot Head” — as in coffee pot — and have other slogans on their website that seem to cater to the cannabis-infused customer.

A couple of big questions:

  1. Will Spill the Beans utilize the bank’s drive-up and as a drive-through coffee place?
  2. And what will they do with the large paid parking lot that sits adjacent to the main building?

They are hiring bakers, baristas, and cooks.  To apply, please email:


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Loady McGee November 30, 2022 at 3:52 pm

Its just as expensive as Starbucks and is a small chain. So not the one location unionized $22 per hour utopia that OB NIMBYS crave. Will it allow non customers to camp there for hours and sleep in the restroom?


Frank Gormlie November 30, 2022 at 5:47 pm

Okay, Loady, we’ve had enough of your anti-union drivel.


Andy December 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm

From the look of the renderings on the website, they’re only taking over the bank’s now-abandoned drive-through/walk-up building; the main bank building won’t be affected. Since it’s walk-up and drive-through, the large neighboring parking lot probably won’t be affected, either.

From the look of the renderings, they’re putting up a wall to separate the property from the neighboring parking lot, adding a small deck, and keeping four of the six parking spaces currently on the property:


Frank Gormlie December 5, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Thanks Andy. The renderings are not just random, they are the new plans for the OB drive-thru and sitting area.


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