An affogato from Sightglass’ brand new Affogato Bar. Photo from Instagram.
There are few things in the world as perfect as the affogato, and now you can get an especially artisanal one at ~SIGHTGLASS~ in SoMa.They’ve partnered with Portland’s own Salt & Straw ice cream for the new Affogato Bar, where you’ll have a choice of three ice cream flavors and three different single-origin espresso shots. Currently, the ice cream flavors are Dick Taylor single-origin chocolate, blood orange olive oil, and sea salt with caramel ribbons, and different options will rotate in as well. 270 7th St. at Folsom, 415-861-1313.
There is now a ~PHILZ COFFEE~ in Dogpatch. The new location is actually in their office headquarters, and includes a training bar for new staff (a sign behind the bar proclaims it “Philz University”). Hours are daily 6am-6pm. 1259 Minnesota St. at 24th St., 415-423-1474.
After 11 years at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays, ~BLUE BOTTLE~ will be pulling espresso from their kiosk for the last time on Saturday May 30th, according to a tweet. Of course, you’ll still be able to get your morning market caffeine fix at their indoor Ferry Building location, but this still the end of an era for the company. In a lovely letter on the Blue Bottle blog, founder James Freeman cites the company’s growth as the reason, mentioning that the spirit of the market is as an incubator for new producers, and Blue Bottle no longer really fits in that mold. In that same spirit, they will be donating their proceeds from the last day to charity. Ferry Building Plaza at Embarcadero.