There are so many more places to caffeinate, you ready? I noticed SAINT FRANK COFFEE was posting about their new café and roastery in SoMa, which is now open. Come by the former De La Paz location on Mission and you’ll find an airy and clean look, complete with a white counter and walls contrasting the wood floors and beams, and a skylight. Hoodline shares a few more details: you’ll find typical espresso drink offerings (off a Victoria Arduino Black Eagle espresso machine), plus hot filter coffee, iced coffee, and flights. Outdoor seating will be coming. Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm and Sat TBD. 1081 Mission St. at 7th St.
Now open on Fort Mason’s Center for Arts & Culture campus in the Gatehouse is the latest café (its sixth) from EQUATOR COFFEES AND TEAS. Boor Bridges Architects designed the space. There’s even a portion of the adjacent parking lot that was transformed into a pedestrian plaza, so you can sip that latte outside after you finish your run on the Bay Trail. Take a look at this post on Hoodline about their innovative Ground Control brewer that employs a vacuum method to brew the coffee. Open Mon-Thu 6am-6pm, Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 7am-7pm, and Sun 7am-6pm. 2 Marina Blvd., Gatehouse, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.
I had a sneak peek of the soon-to-open SIGHTGLASS COFFEE on Divisadero yesterday, and it’s looking like they may open by the end of this week if inspections go as planned. There will be a takeout window, signature cold beverages on tap (single-origin nitro, cascara shrub, iced vanilla cold brew), pastries and snacks from Neighbor Bakehouse, b. patisserie, and Piccino, and a whole lot more. Expect a full writeup with pics in next week’s tablehopper. Follow @sightglasscoffee for an alert on the actual opening date in the meantime. 301 Divisadero St. at Page.
Coming to the former ~BAR TARTINE~ location will be a matcha-centric project, STONEMILL MATCHA, from Japanese founder and CEO Eijiro Tsukada. It will be a café and retail space, with matcha whisked to order, and you can even grind your own tea. Eater reports Tartine will be providing pastries that use matcha, and other Japanese café items will be available as well. Boor Bridges is behind the design and seismic retrofit. They are aiming for the end of year for the opening.
It’s summer, which in Italy means it’s shakerato time (it’s when your espresso is shaken with ice and served all frothy and cold). We can pretend it’s hot out and swing by all COFFEE BAR locations for their cold brew shakerato, featuring Mr. Espresso’s Dark Guatemala CODECH 24-hour cold brew, shaken and served neat (and frothy) with sweet cream and fresh mint.
The new Saint Frank café and roastery in SoMa. Instagram photo by @saintfrankcoffee.