Coffee Shops

05 Oct 2022

Why I left Portland and Returned to San Francisco

While friends in both cities asked why I planned to return, they asked the same question two different ways. Portland asked with the doubt of a dysfunctional parent, one who knows the answer and resents it. “It’s so expensive there. Isn’t that why you left in the first place?” I

Jake Warren 3
31 Aug 2022

Why You Should Appreciate San Francisco During Burning Man

So your friends are off to the playa, their requests off from work (if applicable) approved months in advance. It’s Burning Man and you’re “stuck at home” in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. What’s to appreciate about San Francisco while thousands of its residents are away? 1. Reduced

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24 Aug 2022

Do You Practice Good Weed Store Etiquette?

Your friendly neighborhood budtender probably loves their job. Despite the less-than-desirable pay, I enjoy my pot shop gig. We show up for the discount, tips, samples and more, but until the end of the day we’re there to help you. Here’s how you can help us. Bring Cash No one

Jake Warren 0
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

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
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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