Tag Archive 'inner_richmond'

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 […]