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Trip Report: Mercury Cafe

Posted by TheShot on 05 Feb 2010 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Quality Issues

This corner café looks more at home in Tucson than SF: it’s akin to adobe construction. To think this was the former home of the Octavia Lounge piano bar/cabaret. Past a heavy wooden door and faux totem pole on entry, it has beat up, reddish wooden floors, white stone walls, beat up tables that look […]

Trip Report: Caffé Trieste, Downtown

Posted by TheShot on 07 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

A recent arrival near Hayes Valley, Caffé Trieste calls their latest café location “downtown” (www.caffetriestedowntown.com). This makes their fourth in addition to their Sausalito, Berkeley, and original North Beach locations. The new café is a bit like the North Beach mothership: photos of Bill Cosby and Loni Anderson deck the walls, and there’s an Italian […]

San Francisco’s New Wave

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Over the past couple of years, San Francisco has undergone something of a revolution in great espresso. Although the quality revolution has yet to trickle down to the typical corner café, great changes have taken place at the upper eschelon. At the forefront of this revolution is a troika of relative newcomers: Blue Bottle Coffee, […]