Cawfee Tawk: Closures (Mojo, Brainwash, Repose) and More

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Rice Paper Scissors pop-up inside Mojo Bicycle Cafe (photo by Patrick Kawahara).

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The coffee and tea gear you can try out at Fellow. Photo courtesy of Fellow.

Some unfortunate news for Western Addition/Nopa peeps: ~MOJO BICYCLE CAFE~ is closing on Friday December 22nd, after 10 years of business. Earlier this year, owner Remy Nelson closed the bike shop in the back, and now we’re losing the entire café. Wah. And Mojo was also home to some incredible pop-ups, like Wes Burger and Rice Paper Scissors. Thanks for all the bike work and gear and espresso shots over the years, Remy! [Via Hoodline.]

Also on Divis, the two-year-old ~REPOSE COFFEE~ has closed and will be replaced by ~NATIVE TWINS COFFEE~, a first-time café from identical twin sisters from Marin who have a granola business. They will be adding more food options, and Hoodline reports they will be open in a couple of weeks. 262 Divisadero St. at Haight.

An SF longtimer has sadly closed: ~BRAINWASH~. The combination café, laundromat (which is sadly becoming as endangered a species as the dive bar), and open-mic comedy spot has closed after nearly 30 years in business in SoMa (Susan Schindler opened it in 1989). The construction of the condos being built next door really messed with BrainWash’s walk-in business, and now another funky SF spot is gone. 1122 Folsom St. at Langton. [Via Hoodline.]

On Valencia, there’s a new shop from ~FELLOW~, where you can try out their coffee and tea products (including pour-over kettles, drippers, and glassware). There is also a “playground” where you can try them out—the hands-on area has four brew stations. You can take a look at the mural that details different tasting notes and see how your pour-over coffee is tracking. Coffee from five local roasters (like Linea Caffe, AKA Coffee, and Andytown) are currently featured, but they will be curating beans from five different roasters around the world each month for customers to brew in store or purchase for home. There’s some wooden stadium seating for people to sit on with their coffee, and for classes and educational events. Look for weekly classes from baristas, roasters, and growers. Open Mon-Sat 11am-7pm and Sun 12pm-6pm. 820 Valencia St. at 19th St.