Bean There is a famous coffee shop located in downtown Los Angeles. A large place, it offers a capacity of easily one hundred patrons as well as floor space for events like live performances and photo shoots. The cafe's window is notable for having several wax mannequins of Jessica Alfa on display.
The shop opened in the early 90s but didn't do that well until one of its waitresses, Jessica Alfa, became a star on television. Once it was clear that Alfa would be a a major movie starlet the cafe embraced it, getting mannequins of the actress placed in the window and suggesting that it was a good place for people to be discovered by film and television people. By 2003 Been There was one of the most popular coffee shops in downtown LA, managing to constantly be at around seventy-five percent capacity from open to close.