Java Beach Serves the Sunset

When I lived out in the Sunset District back in the day, Java Beach was my favorite hang out. The neighborhood coffee shop serves strong coffee and makes bomb sandwiches. I love the veggie one with avocado and sprouts. They also have the amazing Blondie desert bars. The prices are reasonable – you can get a huge plate of food for about $8. Bagels with fixings  run at about $4. There is typically a line of people ordering, but the service is friendly and the customers are chill. If you live out there you will probably chat it up with the locals while sitting outside on the patio. Come in to warm your bones with a hot chocolate after a long walk on the windy beach. Oh yeah – they have beer on tap too! You can also stop by and grab a pint and watch the sun go down behind the dunes at Ocean Beach.

Java Beach
1396 La Playa St
(between Irving St & Judah St)
[Outer Sunset]

 

photo by Yelper:  Michael J.

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.

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