Coffee Shops

16 Feb 2022

What They’re Not Telling You About Bay Area Starbucks Closures

Is your neighborhood Starbucks closed?  According to local news reports, several Starbucks locations are struggling with “staffing shortages.” Considering that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, this seems plausible. But there’s a larger story at play here that’s not making headlines.  Last December, employees at the Elmwood

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
31 Jan 2022

Cafe Du Soleil Is Coming Back To Lower Haight!

It’s true, I swear. We did report in April 2020 that it was gone forever, but now, it’s back, with a freshly painted logo, and across the street from its former location! Word on the street is that this new spot has a larger kitchen space, so we could be

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11 Nov 2021

5 SF-Based Coffee Shops that Edge Out the Corporate Competition

Working from home may be a luxury, but perhaps the luxury ends there. Perhaps “home” is little more than a sunlight-starved hovel, crawling with roommates and other forms of vermin. Perhaps you, like me, are in need of some alternatives.  You might consider The Coffee Shop. San Francisco is littered

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 3
03 Apr 2020

If you Love The Center of SF, It Could Use Your Help

A message from The Center in the Lower Haight, SF Via – The Center SF Family: Dearest Community Members, I hope this message finds you well and safe in this very strange time. First of all, from the bottom of our hearts — Thank you for being part of our

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02 Apr 2020

How to Buy Your Favorite Bar a Drink, During the Crisis

The kind of joints who have owners that work behind the bar themselves, the kind of businesses that have actual character built over years of serving a certain neighborhood. 

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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

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