Cawfee (and Tea) Tawk: Bluestone Lane from NYC, Revéille, and More


Bluestone Lane is coming to SF! Photo via Facebook.


Sip Tea Room. Yelp photo by Naomi Y.

San Francisco is staying perky with all these coffee shops and businesses that keep on opening. Coming to San Francisco are a couple of locations of the Australian-inspired ~BLUESTONE LANE COFFEE~, which are located in New York. I really enjoyed their espresso drinks while I was in New York (and they make a mean flat white); they also roast their own coffee.

Their first West Coast location is now open in the Embarcadero Center (227 Front St. at Halleck) in the Financial District. They are serving their menu of coffee drinks and healthy, Aussie-style café fare (i.e., their famous avocado toast, open-faced sandwiches, and bowls), with plenty of items to grab and go. There are also wellness lattes, made with matcha, beet, or the turmeric-based golden latte. You can snag a seat inside at the round marble tables (there will be plenty of natural light through the large windows) or on the benches outside.

The second location will be opening in December in The Monadnock Building at 685 Market St. (aka Uber HQ). I’ll keep you updated on timing!

Meanwhile, in the Lower Haight, Christopher and Tommy Newbury of ~RÉVEILLE COFFEE CO.~ plan to open their fourth location in the former Bean There mid-December. I’ll keep you posted on timing and their offerings, which will include beer and wine and a full menu of things to eat, similar to their Mission Bay location. 201 Steiner St. at Waller.

And just in case you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a cuppa tea now that the rainy season is here, ~SIP TEA ROOM~ is open in the Inner Sunset in the former Secret Garden location, according to Hoodline. Owners Paula Dinnell and Shannon De Leon make everything in-house (like soups, sausage rolls, scones, and preserves) and serve premium, loose-leaf teas for their tea service—there’s even a children’s tea available. Open Tue-Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 11am-4pm. 721 Lincoln Way at 9th Ave., 415-683-5592.