Tag Archive 'inner_richmond'

Trip Report: Fifty/Fifty Coffee & Tea (Inner Richmond)

Posted by TheShot on 10 Jul 2014 | Filed under: Add Milk, Local Brew

This small café on Geary Blvd. opened in early 2013 with the most unlikely of ambitions: serving quality coffee in this part of town, where value is normally prized heavily over quality. It’s hardly unique in this regard, as that’s also something that’s been attempted years before — e.g., Velo Rouge Cafe (and its now […]

Richmond coffee fight brews in S.F.

Posted by TheShot on 06 Aug 2007 | Filed under: Local Brew, Starbucks

The front-page headline on today’s SF Examiner concerned an all too familiar story. An Inner Richmond neighborhood group wants to see a precedent-setting halt put to Starbucks‘s expansion plans in the neighborhood: Richmond coffee fight brews in S.F. – Examiner.com. Starbucks is planning to open a 750-square-foot store at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and […]

Trip Report: Toy Boat Dessert Café

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Since 1982, this playfully-themed café has served soda fountain drinks, coffee, and sandwiches. The owner, Jesse, has lined its walls with old toys, a PEZ dispenser collection, cartoon figurines, and model airplanes. A coin-operated horse ride sits in its center. Outdoors there is a bench and a single table. Hipster young women (and men) behind […]

Trip Report: Caffé del Sole

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

This café opened in September 2005, replacing the barely noteworthy Cool Beans — one grungy café among many in a series of ownership changes at this location. The new proprietor, Antonio, brings a clear Italian flair to this location (he even answers the phone, “Pronto!”). However, when you approach it, you might mistake it for […]