I’ve been tracking the opening of PENTACLE COFFEE on 6th Street in SoMa, and owner Bobby Valentino Sanchez just opened the shop! It’s in the former San Francisco Barber College location (such cool signage) but it was quite the extensive renovation and restoration (oh, old buildings—you can read more in this Hoodline piece). Let’s just say there’s a lot more light in the place. You may recognize Bobby from Four Barrel Coffee Roasters, and after 12 years in the Bay Area coffee biz, he is so happy to be opening his own place. He’s going to be focusing on Central American single-origin coffees and looks forward to forming relationships with farmers so they can improve and adjust growing practices for better beans. He’s also going to be offering some Latin-inspired desserts from Dave and Mauro’s Famous Farm and pastries from Neighbor Bakehouse. Sanchez is also going to be serving some Mexican queer realness and has created a welcoming space for everyone. Open daily 7am-7pm. 64 6th St. at Jessie, 415-508-6258.
If everything gets approved, Russian Hill residents have a shot at having a PHILZ COFFEE open in the former Russian Hill Bookstore on Polk and serve up their fully caffeinated cawfee. Socketsite notes: “But with 43 locations worldwide, including 13 stores and a mobile truck in San Francisco alone, and Formula Retail restrictions in place for the Polk Street Corridor, San Francisco’s Planning Commission will have to approve a Conditional Use application to allow Philz’s move.” 2230 Polk St. at Green.
The awesome location for Pentacle Coffee while it was still under construction. Instagram photo by @pentaclecoffee.