The Castro's coffee corridor is officially booming, with today's opening of Reveille Coffee's second permanent location bringing a high-profile new player to the mix. Less than a year and a half after debuting their stylish North Beach brick-and-mortar, brothers Tommy and Chris Newbury are back at it with a larger location and expanded hours and menu.
Opening today, the new spot seeks to challenge the dominance of next-door Starbucks with ample seating, a front patio and a food offering that adds dinner options to the already-established breakfast and lunch menus. Fans of the triangular North Beach location will recognize breakfast items like the homemade granola and the avocado and fried-egg toast. Lunch options include salads like the quinoa salad bowl, kale salad with turkey, and a classic Cobb, and seasonal sandwiches include a trout melt, turkey pesto, and country ham with melted leeks.
Unlike the previous location, dinner will be available, with a flatbread menu featuring a meat flatbread with the choice of pepperoni, prosciutto or fennel sausage, a roasted vegetable flatbread with yogurt sauce, a cheese flatbread and a seasonal option that will have goat cheese, broccolini and roasted garlic to start. And of course, there's plenty of caffeine on offer here, with Reveille's standard selection of macchiatos, cappuccinos, chai tea and more, plus sodas and cocoa.
Local metal- and woodworker Jeff Burwell assisted with the design, which echoes the other location's clean and modern look via light ash woods, cedar, and Mexican cement tile for the coffee bar area. White metal stools make up the seating at the central wooden bar and tables run the length of the space toward the back wall, which is made up of stacked split wood. Up front, the spot sports a patio area that opens right onto 18th Street so patrons can engage in the Castro's favorite activity: people-watching.
Chris Newbury says that he hopes to make Reveille a community gathering space that's not just about grabbing a quick cup of joe to go, but is also good for spending a leisurely lunch hour or setting up the laptop to get some work done. Starting today, hours for the new spot are 7am-9pm daily.