Cawfee Tawk: Red Door Coffee, Nano Café, and Catahoula's Kaffeegarten in Berkeley


Red Door Coffee at 111 Minna. Yelp photo by Cath M.

Founder Eiming Jung of 111 Minna is planning a new location for ~RED DOOR COFFEE~, which he is launching with David Mabry and Michelle Delaney. It’s opening in a new space at 1st Street and Howard, which will include a lounge area and small kitchen. Lunch will be provided by 1601 Bar & Kitchen (tablehopper readers know we’re a fan of chef Brian Fernando).

Visitors to the café will find a designated public space in the building and an open-air plaza where they can sit and enjoy their Four Barrel coffee. There will also be Wi-Fi (and outlets). The Red Door Coffee service at 111 Minna will continue, but when the space is closed for private events, people now have the option to head to this new location. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7am-5pm and Sat 8am-1pm; once their application for a beer and wine license goes through, there will be happy hour from Mon-Fri from 5pm-8pm or so. Look for an opening in mid-October. 505 Howard St. at 1st St.

~NANO CAFÉ~ is now open in the Mission, according to Yelpers. They’ve got espresso, coffee, tea, and pastries, with the possibility of sandwiches coming soon. 564 South Van Ness Ave. at 17th St., 415-203-0362.

Berkeleyside Nosh reports that the sadly closed Sketch Ice Cream space on Fourth Street has become the ~CATAHOULA KAFFEEGARTEN~. It’s the second outpost of Timber Manhart’s Catahoula Coffee Company, a Richmond-based roasting operation. He aims for balance in his roasting and offers both signature blends and single-origin beans. They’re pulling espresso along with coffee, though there isn’t a pour-over option. Right now, there are just pastries and coffee, but the space’s large kitchen may be put to work as a sort of community space for pop-ups and other local business looking for cooking space. 2080 4th St. at Addison, Berkeley, 510-235-0525.