The espresso counter at Réveille Coffee in the Castro. Photo courtesy Réveille Coffee Co.
As previously reported on tablehopper, brothers Tommy and Christopher Newbury have opened a second location of their fashionable ~RÉVEILLE COFFEE~ in the Castro. The new space is on 18th Street, and includes a large front patio, an open kitchen, and lots of blonde wood touches. They’ve also added dinner hours and a dinner menu, with seasonal flatbreads and staples from their lunch menu, like a kale salad with turkey and sandwiches. And of course you’ll find espresso, pour-over coffee, and tea. The interior was designed in collaboration with Jeff Burwell, whose work also appears at Namu Gaji; the space is sleek and modern, but also welcoming. And then of course there’s the patio, which will offer an excellent spot for catching some sun and watching the neighborhood go by. Hours are 7am-9pm daily. 4076 18th St. at Hartford, 415-789-6258.
And it looks like the Castro is also set to get another coffee shop, reports Castro Biscuit. ~HEARTH COFFEE ROASTERS~ is moving into the former Sun Days Tanning Salon on 17th Street. The shop is from the same folks who ran Brown Owl Coffee in the Sunset, but there’s no word yet on their plans for this location. Stand by! 3985 17th St. at Market.
~PEET’S COFFEE~ has a new flagship in the Marina, and San Francisco Business Times has the details. Reportedly, the new shop will be the first of several higher-end shops around the country, with details like marble countertops and leather chairs. It’s also clear that the space is designed with local décor proclivities in mind, like reclaimed wood, industrial lighting, and a living wall. 2080 Chestnut St. at Steiner, 415-931-8302.
And here’s some major money news in the coffee world: San Francisco Business Times also caught word that ~BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE~ has some major new investors. Evan Williams of Twitter and Kevin Systrom of Instagram were just two of the investors in this round of funding (led by Morgan Stanley), which raised more than $25 million for the company’s expansion efforts. Yowza.