Tag Archive 'mission'

Trip Report: Sugarlump Coffee Lounge

Posted by TheShot on 05 Dec 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Opening in Nov. 2006, this space is aptly named “Coffee Lounge”. It has dark brown walls, spot lighting, large gallery art, lounge-like music, and it attracts more of an upscale, edgy crowd for the neighborhood. A mix of unique seating options spread throughout the long space. They serve some croissants and bakery items, but it’s […]

Trip Report: Cafe Los Olvidados

Posted by TheShot on 29 Aug 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Some of the enjoyment I get adding new cafés to CoffeeRatings.com is in finding completely obscure places that make surprisingly decent (though never great) espresso. Last Saturday night I was visiting some friends for an event over at the ArtSF community center near the sketchier cross section of 16th and Capp Streets in the Mission. […]

Trip Report: Café Que Tal

Posted by TheShot on 22 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Quiet, semi-private coffee house with many plants and stained tables indoors. Sky-blue ceiling adds to the tropical theme. Minimal outdoor seating (no tables). They occasionally offer a free chair massage. Café Que Tal formerly used Mr. Espresso beans, then switched to Vigal, and more recently they switched back again. They pull shots from a two-group […]

Trip Report: Tartine Bakery & Café

Posted by TheShot on 28 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This is a rather non-descript French bakery/café. But don’t let that fool you. It has won numerous “best bakery” awards in the area and is immensely popular. (And yes, even Martha Stewart paid a visit here just a week ago.) It is also notorious for its Soviet-style bread lines, which run long out the door […]

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, […]

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