Cawfee Tawk: Blue Bottle (and Tartine Bakery!) in Tokyo, Verve to the Castro, Repose on Divis


The staff at the new Blue Bottle in Tokyo celebrates. Photo from Facebook.

~BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE~ has just opened their first café and roastery in Tokyo’s Kiyosumi area, and now they have another exciting project under way: Blue Bottle and ~TARTINE BAKERY & CAFE~ are partnering on a bakery and café in Tokyo’s Daikanyama district. SF artisan OGs James Freeman (Blue Bottle) and Tartine’s Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt have talked about partnering in the past, so now they are bringing the idea to fruition. The 2,000-square-foot space is due to open this spring.

Fans of Santa Cruz’s Verve Coffee Roasters are going to be able to enjoy Verve’s first SF café at Church and Market in the former Veo Optics. Hoodline mentions Fuse Architecture will be designing the space (they also designed Verve’s roastery). We’ll share more when we hear back from Verve. 2109 Market St./210 Church St.

Another update from Hoodline: ~REPOSE COFFEE~ is back on track and should reportedly be opening sometime this month in the former Magpie and Rye space on Divis. Owner James Grogan also has a Repose in Sebastopol. They will be serving Ritual Coffee, along with panini, salads, and quesadillas (including a gluten-free version), plus treats from Sweetmue. And yes, it’s just across the street from where Sightglass Coffee will be opening their upcoming café this summer. The neighborhood is gonna be wired. 262 Divisadero St. at Page.