Verve Coffee’s first shop in San Francisco is now open in the Castro, serving up espresso drinks, pour overs, juices, and items from Manresa Bread. It’s the company’s ninth location, following four locations in Santa Cruz (where it’s based), three in LA, and one in Tokyo.
Inside the 1,200-square-foot new spot, highlights include a Kees van der Westen espresso machine, handcrafted in the Netherlands and featuring custom panels from artist Jeremiah Kille, in a setting marked by blonde wood and muted colors designed to reference fog and the Northern California coast, from LA-based Design, Bitches.
Breakfast and brunch will include delights from Manresa Bread, the Los Gatos bakery from three-Michelin-starred chef David Kinch and head baker Avery Ruzicka. It’s a match made in heaven for the roaster and bakery, which already work together to provide delicious coffee alongside MB’s goods at its Los Gatos and Los Altos locations.
Special SF-only treats like a buttermilk biscuit made with Edison whole wheat, a “party size” kouign amann, gluten-free trail mix bars with dates, almonds, and honey, and a broccolini and aged cheddar quiche (available at Manresa Bread, but no other Verves). Stay tuned for more delicious details.
The cafe will be open from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily.