|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)|
|Greater location||Beanbean Castle Town|
|Owner||Professor E. Gadd|
Starbeans Cafe is a shop in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake. It is located in Beanbean Castle Town. The shop's Beanbean Machine utilizes a special StarB System in which customers bring various beans to expand the menu with freshly-made Bean Juice. Each drink boosts a different stat permanently and requires a certain number of beans. The "cafe's owner" mixes drinks at the cost of the customer's beans, although the actual owner of the establishment is Professor E. Gadd.
There are seven different flavors of Bean Juice to create. Making each one for the first time is accompanied by a cutscene featuring E. Gadd. Wario, Fox McCloud, Link, Captain Olimar, Samus Aran, and an Excitebike Racer were originally planned to appear in these cutscenes as cameo appearances, whereas E. Gadd was only supposed to appear once. If all seven drinks are made at least once, E. Gadd will put up a picture of himself next to the counter for the remainder of the game. In the Japanese version of the game and all versions of its remake, icons appear next to drinks the player has already made on the drink menu.
The name of the cafe itself is based on the real-life Starbucks chain of coffee shops. The Prima Games guide for the game calls the establishment "a" Starbeans, further connecting it to the restaurant franchise. Three of the drinks served at the cafe have names based off real varieties of coffee: the Hoolumbian, Chuckoccino, and Teeheespresso are named for the Colombian, cappuccino, and espresso coffees respectively.
In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the number of beans required per blend is lower, but the effect of each blend has also been reduced. In the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser campaign, it is revealed that E. Gadd created Starbeans as secondary funding for his ghost research. E. Gadd mindlessly admitted this while rambling to Captain Goomba and his soldiers, who had already left.
- Woohoo Blend – For 25 Woo Beans (10 in the remake), this drink boosts a character's HP by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Hoohoo Blend – 25 Hoo Beans (10 in the remake) result in a drink that raises a character's BP by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Chuckle Blend – By grinding 25 Chuckle Beans (10 in the remake), the Bros. can make a drink that raises Speed by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Teehee Blend – If 25 Hee Beans (10 in the remake) are put in the machine, the result is a drink that boosts Stache by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Hoolumbian – By combining 15 Woo Beans and 10 Hoo Beans (6 and 4 in the remake, respectively), this drink can raise POW by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Chuckoccino – 15 Woo Beans and 10 Chuckle Beans (6 and 4 in the remake, respectively) make a drink that raises DEF by 4 (2 in the remake).
- Teeheespresso – The most powerful drink is made with 15 Woo Beans and 10 Hee Beans (6 and 4 in the remake, respectively). It raises a random stat by 6 points (3 in the remake).
Every time a drink that has not been made before is created, Professor E. Gadd will enter the cafe and give Mario and Luigi one of his inventions, usually coupled with a humorous scene. These items can be equipped in the extra equipment slot under Clothes and Badges. As with Clothes and Badges, each of the brothers can only equip one of these items at a time.
There are seven types of Bean Juice and thus seven items that Mario or Luigi can equip. They are given out in a set order, listed below, regardless of the order the drinks are made in. With the exception of the Excite Spring, Power Grip, and Cobalt Necktie, every Accessory affects both brothers, as long as they are together. If a drink is made that has already been made before, or if the brothers have received all seven items, they can still continue to make Bean Juice, but they only obtain the drink itself.
- Greed Wallet – "Double the coins you get from monsters!" (Double-Up Coin) / "Earn more coins in battle!" (Extra Coins)
- Bonus Ring – "Don't lose HP in battle for an EXP bonus!" (Double-Up EXP) / "Win without being hit for an EXP bonus!" (Flawless Victory EXP Bonus)
- Excite Spring – "Hold the button to float on defense!" (Floating Jump) / "Hold the button to float on defense!" (Floaty Jump)
- Great Force – "Double the damage you give AND take!" (Rough Battle) / "Double the damage you give AND take!" (Damage Up)
- Power Grip* – "Never drop the Hammerhead on defense!" (Hammer Grip)
- Secret Specs* – "Gain the ability to see hidden blocks!" (Block Hunter)
- Cobalt Necktie – "Double your Stache points!" (Shining Stache) / "Double your STACHE points!" (Double STACHE)
- Game Boy Horror SP – "Defeat foes and always get rare items!" (Rare Itemizer) / "Defeat Foes and always get rare items!" (Item Fiend)
Names in other languages
- Starbeans Cafe
|French||Café Végétoile||Beanstar Café|
|Italian||Bar del Fagiolo Stella||Beanstar's Bar|
|Korean||스타 빈즈 카페
Seuta Binjeu Kape
|Star Beans Cafe|
|Spanish (NOA)||Café Estelar||Star Café|
|Spanish (NOE)||Cafetería Estelar||Star coffee shop|
- Bean Juice
- StarB System
- Cafe's owner
Kafe no masutā
- Beanbean Machine
|Portmanteau of「豆」(mame, bean) reduplicated and "maker"|
- The music played when the drink menu appears is a rearrangement of Mario's Pad's music from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. A remix of Professor E. Gadd's theme from Luigi's Mansion will also play during one of the conversations with him (in the remake, the theme taken from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is played instead).
- Certain level elements in Yoshi's Crafted World are made from Starbeans Iced Coffee boxes, referencing Starbeans Cafe.
- "Have you tried the drinks made by my latest invention: the wondrous Beanbean Machine?" - Professor E. Gadd
- "You can drink Bean Juice here. Use the StarB System to increase the variety of drinks you can get." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga instruction booklet, pg. 33.
- "Talk to the cafe’s owner to find out what kind and number of beans he’s looking for." - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga instruction booklet, pg. 33.
- "It's a Starbeans, a beverage shop that takes the Beans Mario and Luigi find throughout the land in Blocks, fights, mini-games, and underground, and grinds them into concoctions that affect the brothers' stats." - Stratton, Stephen, and Levi Buchanan. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 74.
- Mario & Luigi RPG instruction booklet, page 31.