Along with the very exciting opening of SFMOMA is the new SIGHTGLASS COFFEE café at the museum, their third location. You’ll find the coffee bar on the third floor in the new Photography Interpretive Gallery, near the grand atrium and John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography. Sightglass developed a special blend just for SFMOMA, available as espresso or drip. You will be able to watch your coffee be prepared for you at the drip bar (or your espresso pulled), and the menu features special single-origin releases, nitro and vanilla cold brew on tap, loose-leaf teas, and sweet and savory treats. Open Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun 10am-4:30pm, Thu 10am-8:30pm. 151 3rd St. at Howard.
Also in SoMa, BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE has applied to open a café on the ground floor in the former Jeremy’s space in South Park. Hoodline reports they hope to open in the fall (right around the time that ghastly construction should all be finished) and would only serve coffee, not food. 2 South Park at 2nd St.
SAINT FRANK is popping up in the FiDi in a space inside the SPUR building. Founder Kevin Bohlin is calling the socially minded project St. Clare and is partnering with Not for Sale, which fights human trafficking and slavery. St. Clare is working with Not for Sale’s Reinvent program and training young women to be baristas at the café. For this sister brand, they are also “working in places like Thailand to source coffee, with the goal of driving an economic alternative to slavery for families in extremely difficult situations” (you can read more here). As for the coffee, it’s roasted a bit darker, and a portion of sales is going to SPUR. Could this project be any cooler? Open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 654 Mission St. at New Montgomery.
The Richmond blog reported BLUE DANUBE is back open after closing due to renovations and water damage a year ago. Open daily 7am-10pm. 306 Clement St. at 4th Ave.
A look at the new Sightglass café counter at SFMOMA. Photo courtesy of Sightglass.