When I walk into Looney Bean in Downtown Bend, I am greeted with smiles and the smell of coffee. This never fails to bring me as much joy as my cup of locally roasted coffee will as soon as I consume it.
Looney Bean is housed in an old converted cottage on the Deshutes River. This makes it feel like you are visiting an old friend when you go there. In the Winter, the fire is roaring in the fireplace and in the summer the dogs and the kids are playing in the back yard by the river. It's so homey, in fact, that the only thing missing is my dad with his bad jokes and my mother in her mom jeans.
My first choice is meeting up with friends here for lively caffeinated conversation, but I also use it as a I-work-from-home-please-help-me-escape second work location. Because it is an old house, there are lots of different rooms to hide away in with your laptop to complete some quality work.
We have a ton of great cafes in Bend, but (for me), Looney Bean is a stand-out.
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