Much respect for Special Xtra Minna Street Alley cafe. Im down in this area 5 days a week now so its the spot for me. Also today they take over the Tillman alley with @VegaSXGrandPrix
The Reveille coffee truck i accidentally found last week while getting a burrito, was the coolest thing ive seen in ages.
Not only is Four Barrel served but its pretty much the classiest operation and first official coffee truck id ever seen. very nice. Ive been back few times since and its a dream come true. Hopefully the operation takes off and there a multiple trucks cruising the city. Check for the weekend location on twitter.
There is hope for the inner sunset. Welcome dash cafe. Havent been yet but saw the Blue Bottle signs on the window. stays open until 11pm ! wow. assuming the espresso machine stays on until then, ill be by often. More info here
Jamba Juice gets kind ! Whos next McDonalds ? I have not tried yet but im curious enough to get a cup.
“Jamba Juice will also offer organic hot coffee–premium, organic, all-natural coffee, brewed by the cup, upon order”, with Central and South American arabica coffee beans.
Here is a quick list based on the current coffee situation in SF and also based on areas i frequent.
#1 the first place is near my office and its on the walk to Jackson Place Cafe, this place (1015 Battery) just screams out for something classy to move it. Next to some fine dining a Kodak lab ? you can see just from the front shot only how perfect something nice would be here. Many agencies near by with lots of people waiting but probably no much other foot traffic, build it they would come. And judging by the line 10-12 deep at Jackson Cafe today at 3:45p lots of people can and will come out of the woodwork for it.
#2 Lava Java on Stanyan. Few blocks from Amobea and next/across the street from a bike shop! all your loyal patrons are here and waiting. Something similar to Mojo Cafe should be no problem.
#3 Same area but up, Cole Valley has NOTHING but that Tullys. So sad, this is a perfect area for something classy and plenty of eager drinkers and foot traffic gallore. Taqueria badly needed up there too, different blog.
#4 Anywhere on Irving & 9th ave. Lots of sad coffee shops there already, but something classy is in order at this point. Even a cart at the weekly farmers market to get the ball rolling.
#5 Peasent Pies. An upgrade on the coffee there would be killer and well overdue i think.
#6 Andronicos, while there is a wall full of beans there and a Petes in-house, some classy selections like Whole Foods, Bi-Rite or Outer Aves have would be amazing.
#7 Up a bit from that @ Judah Street & 27th but in an area so hurting, to actually have something called a coffee shop is painful to drive by. Not sure anyone out there would give a damn which coffee is which, but still that area is such a foggy dreamland, lets wake it up.
#8 Golden Gate Park. With the talk of Blue Bottle cart at Doleres Park, easily should do the same in GG too. Near between or near the Academy of Sciences and DeYoung.
the list really goes on and on from here as you can see the pockets on the map here but many were added in the last year or two i bet, so future cafe owners/roasters please take note.
Ive set to display the most recently added cafes to help see whats new to the map. Hoping to add some East / South Bay locations soon. Let me know if you want to add one.
Last week i officially packed up the coffee maker and switched to 100% pour over drip home brewing. Then soon after realized the beehouse dripper doesnt fit 1/2 my cups and now im not sure directly on the cup is the way to go. What i really need to buy is a pour-over station for 2 cups, but not finding one. Google searches could be weak but im looking for something classy and affordable. Something with a bottom removable tray.
Assuming its best to just woodwork one of these yourself but would be a cool item to sell. Hopefully someone is thinking the same thing. Until then ill use my hardware store plastic shelf rig.