I have three updates on coffee-related news for you:
Over in SoMa/South Beach, CAFFÈ PASCUCCI opened on Monday. I previously mentioned this is the first U.S. location for this Italian coffeehouse that dates back to the 1800s. The menu will include over 20 kinds of savory and sweet coffee beverages, dessert drinks, yogurt-based smoothies, and frozen-specialty options (and here’s a tip for you: stop by and mention Daily Candy for a free drink of your choice this week!). As for the food menu by consultant Chad Newton, there is a variety of salads, plus a roasted Diestel turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese and walnut pesto ($7.95), a Pascucci “BLT” made with smoked Sonoma bacon and spicy black pepper mayo ($7.95), and panini like one made with local artisan cheese, caramelized onion, and fig jam ($7.95). Look for local purveyors like 4505 Meats, Fatted Calf, and North Beach’s French Italian Bakery on the menu. There are also some early evening snacks, like cured meat or cheese plates. Open Mon-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat-Sun 7am-7pm. 170 King St. at 3rd St., 415-957-1100.
~BAR AGRICOLE~ is now open for coffee service during the week, starting at 8am. On the menu: single origin coffee from Four Barrel, a Slayer espresso machine, laugenbrötchen (a German pretzel roll), housemade jams and apple butter, and free Wi-Fi. Here’s your latest cool spot for a breakfast meeting.
SFoodie announces that another Lambretta scooter-themed coffee kiosk, GRAND PRIX, will be opening in Tillman Place in early February, just outside of Azul (near Grant). The menu is reportedly similar to others (like Vega), with Blue Bottle coffee and Goody Goodie treats. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm. 1 Tillman Pl. at Grant.
Caffè Pascucci photo by Henrik Kam.