Coffee Shops

01 May 2019

Doors Close on Borderlands Cafe but the Bookstore Lives On

Borderlands Cafe on Valencia Street closed up for good Tuesday. The owner’s reason for shutting down is not bankruptcy or loss of lease – neither of those things happened in this case. The reason is not based on difficulty retaining staff in San Francisco on cafe pay or declining sales

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12 Mar 2019

SF’s New Vietnamese Coffee Pop-Up, Kasama Cà Phê

Have you ever tried high-quality, Southeast Asian-grown coffee?  We’re all familiar with the Bay Area’s abundance of third wave coffee roasters and cafes, but it’s time to get to know a new coffee pop-up, Kasama Cà Phê.  Kasama Cà Phê is a cafe concept that’s all about sharing Southeast Asian

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15 Dec 2018

Win the Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport. There’s no better way to explore The East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing, you get 20 coffees drinks at 20 of the East Bay’s best cafes for only $30. The only way it

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
06 Dec 2018

The Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & Berkeley Coffee Passport. There’s no better way to explore SF than to literally drink it in. The SF Coffee Passport is amazing, you get 20 coffee drinks at 20 cafes for $30. It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. How

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11 Oct 2018

The Advantages of Being a Barista VS. a Bartender

I miss being a barista. There are times when I’m standing in line at my local coffee shop and I feel that dull pang of jealousy while I watch the busy bees behind the espresso bar slam pitchers and gallons of milk around with purpose and gusto, trading jokes and stiletto-sharp snark that only they can hear over the whoosh and screech of the steam wands

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27 Sep 2018

Exploring the Innovative & Intriguing Oakland Coffee Scene

The Oakland Coffee scene is booming these days, there over 2,300 coffee shops and over coffee 17 roasters in the city now, and the scene is super diverse and interesting too.  So much so that Visit Oakland started interviewing the city’s coffee roasters and baristas to shed light on all the

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19 Jul 2018

This Week’s News from the Bay and Beyond

We have locals kicking gentrification arse, the shakeup of a landmark publication, the best possible outcome in the Permit Patty situation and a president that just went balls-deep in diplomacy destruction. Let’s go. Around the Bay Hasta Muerte Puts Down Oakland Roots The building Hasta Muerte Coffee leased from was

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08 May 2018

The June 2018 BAS Voter Guide

Seeing as the election is less than a month away we figured it was time to put out our voter guide help you decide who and what to vote for on Tuesday, June 5th 2018. Absentee ballots should be hitting your mailboxes very soon so you can look at this

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