Cawfee Tawk: Pop-Up Coffee Stands in SF, New Cafés in the 510


Ryan Stark of Black Spring Coffee Company. Photo via Yelp by Natalia C.

There are a couple of new pop-up coffee stands happening around the city. First is ~BANDIT~ from Erica Davie, who serves Contraband Coffee pour-overs and iced coffee and organic hot teas. She bakes all her sweet treats, including candies, pumpkin seed brittle, cookies, and baked goods, like snickerdoodles and rosemary-lemon butter cookies (mostly organic). You can find her at the Urban FarmGirl’s holiday event on December 14th, and All Good Pizza’s Etsy event on December 15th, all in Bayview. She will also be at Firehouse 8 in Russian Hill on December 8th and 21st. Keep up with other Bandit appearances on Facebook.

SFoodie has a piece about ~PROYECTO DIAZ~, a coffee stand from Fernando Diaz, who sources his beans from his grandfather’s farm in Oaxaca, plus another producer in Chiapas, and then roasts them locally—he works closely with his friend Travis Cabello. Look for their folding table at locations on 24th Street in the Mission and outside of Adobe Bookshop on Sundays from 11am-4pm, at Alleycat Books from 10am-1pm, and at Modern Times Bookstore Collective on Fridays from 11am-3pm. Follow Proyecto Diaz on Twitter: @proyectodiaz.

Over in the 510, the OurOakland blog mentions the opening of ~BLACK SPRING COFFEE COMPANY~ from owner Ryan Stark. Sounds stylish and like the place has an eye on quality. Open daily 6am-9pm. 2930 Telegraph Ave. at 29th St., Oakland, 510-697-0089.

East Bay Dish notes that ~KAINBIGAN~ now has a pop-up in the morning called Cafe Clinton. They serve organic coffee from Scarlet City Coffee Roasting, plus scones and other breakfast items until lunch starts. You’ll also find Uptown Juice Company’s organic cold-pressed juices. Open Mon-Fri 6am-10am. 2101 14th Ave. at E. 21st St., Oakland.

~TIERRA MIA COFFEE~ is continuing their NorCal expansion and opening next in the former Café Madrid location in Uptown Oakland (in the former I. Magnin). Eater says the plan is to open in January. 2001 Broadway at 20th St., Oakland.

Another move eastward: ~PHILZ COFFEE~ is opening a second location in Berkeley, according to Scoop. Look for an opening in summer 2014. 1313 9th St. Suite 110 at Gilman, Berkeley.