Status: Opened this morning.
According to the Blue Bottle people, as of this morning, the San Francisco coffee hotshot's new Oakland HQ is currently in the throes of the soft open phases, just a stone's throw from Jack London Square. It's the biggest Blue Bottle location to date, encompassing a cafe, roastery and secret batcave for James Freeman, among other amenities (note: batcave unconfirmed). Initial hours are 8AM to 2PM, and though there are many more tricks in store (especially on the food side of the operation), the roaster is fired up and the cafe is very much up and running. Oaklanders, take note.
Previous Reading: First Word, 3/27; Plywood, 8/17; Tracking, 10/15
Further Reading: Twitter, SFoodie, NBC
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