The De La Paz espresso cart; photo courtesy of De La Paz.
After a tip-off from Live SoMa, I learned local roaster ~DE LA PAZ CAFE AND ROASTERY~ has moved into some new digs at Mission and 7th Street. Their plan is to open an espresso bar and roastery by the end of September (yes, yes, this is right up the street from Sightglass, but hey, those SoMa city blocks are big). The 2,000-square-foot space was previously an art gallery, and once things are up and running, there will be a large horseshoe bar where you can be served either espresso or drip coffee drinks, along with some window seats, and four outside tables. For now, they are open and serving coffee on Fridays from 7am-2pm. I’ll let you know when the opening is getting closer. 1081 Mission St. at 7th St., 415-525-4344.