Tag Archive 'outer_sunset'

Trip Report: Brown Owl Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 20 Feb 2011 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Local Brew, Roasting

Good coffee is not only a rare treat in the Outer Sunset, but it is often a rather uplifting social experience. (Though some will call this neighborhood “Central Sunset” or “Parkside”.) This adage remains true at this tiny coffee shop, which looks more like an old barber shop from the outside — save for the […]

Trip Report: Trouble Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Café Society, Local Brew

This espresso bar is a landmark DIY (i.e., Do It Yourself) oddity of San Francisco, making it something of a cultural institution in the short time it’s been in business (since Summer 2007). The closest (inadequate) comparison we can think of is Portland’s surreal Rimsky-Korsakoffee House — a fun house of a coffee place complete […]

Trip Report: Java Beach Cafe

Posted by TheShot on 23 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

When you get out to the fringes of SF, you often places that don’t seem like part of the city. This odd mix of an Irish pub and Outer Sunset beach café across the street from public Ocean Beach bathrooms, at the Muni N Judah turnabout, is a good example. Popular with the beach and […]

Trip Report: Alvin’s Scrumptious Coffees & Teas

Posted by TheShot on 14 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew, Roasting

Alvin Azadkhanian is something of an SF institution amidst the ever industrialized approach of coffee roasting and serving. This unassuming storefront/café has a few plastic sidewalk tables & chairs out front under awnings and a few simple diner tables inside. They sell everything from Bodum Santos vac pots, La Pavoni Europiccola machines, many organic roasts […]

Trip Report: House of Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 27 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew, Roasting

This place literally put the Outer Sunset on the map for CoffeeRatings.com. This neighborhood is hardly known for good coffee, and it is often neglected as a rural, unsophisticated neighbor to the high cuisine and glamor of parts east. But what the Sunset District has going for it is a bit of breathing room and […]