According to a small mention in The Chronicle, local coffee roaster BLUE BOTTLE is going to discontinue their wholesale operations entirely over the coming months. That means no more Blue Bottle beans anywhere other than their own cafés, or from Blue Bottle at Home, their subscription service. The move, apparently, is about being able to control each drink to their very specific standards.
Speaking of Blue Bottle, as reported on tablehopper in March, it appears they might be moving into the former Tully’s space on Fillmore, and a neighborhood tipster says they are going into the neighboring space as well, formerly the home of Juicy News (before it moved). Blue Bottle wouldn’t confirm the news, but James Freeman would say that “Blue Bottle Coffee is pursuing a new café on Jackson and Fillmore streets in San Francisco. There are still many steps that need to take place in order to make it a reality, but we’re very excited about the prospect of joining the community.” So we’ll file that one under “developing.” 2453-2455 Fillmore St. at Jackson.
There is a new café in the Inner Richmond, according to Yelpers. It’s called THE RICHFIELD and is reportedly a sister café to Snowbird Coffee in the Sunset. In addition to coffee and espresso, they are also serving a limited menu, including Korean fried chicken wings, avocado toast, and a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheddar, bacon, and sauce on King’s Hawaiian toast, called the “brekkie.” 195 5th Ave. at California, no phone.
Darling Castro coffee stop CAFE SOPHIE has closed temporarily, according to Hoodline. Their building is undergoing a two-month seismic retrofit, but they hope to reopen in two months (sounds a bit TBD). They recently got their beer and wine license, so hopefully they will reopen soon, with more hours and offerings. 3463 16th St. at Sharon, 415-529-2972.
The “brekkie” sandwich at The Richfield. Photo from Instagram.