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Andytown Just Brought Hot Coffee and It’s-It Affogato to a New Shop Right on the Beach

The neighborhood mini-chain of coffee shops opened its Richmond District location on November 26

The interior of a coffee shop.
The new Andytown Coffee location is big and bright.
Scott Lingner
Paolo Bicchieri is a reporter at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, coffee and cafes, and pop-ups.

Andytown Coffee, one of the Outer Sunset’s favorite coffee mini-chains, opened its new Richmond District location at 800 Great Highway on November 21. The shop has tons of natural light and plants courtesy of fellow building tenants Ocean Plant. Andytown owner Lauren Crabbe says the opening was insane with neighbors flocking over in droves. “I don’t know anywhere else in the city where you can get coffee and look at the ocean like that,” Crabbe says.

Espresso dripping on ice cream.
The It’s-It affogato is a revelation.
Scott Lingner

Like other Andytown locations on Lawton and Taraval avenues, food options include Andytown’s baked goods (including its famous Irish soda bread) and Nana Joe’s granola. But, for the first time, that It’s-It affogato is available alongside a regular old It’s-It ice cream sandwiches served sans espresso. “That’s the showstopper,” Crabbe laughs. Happy Moose juices are still on-site in addition to a full tea selection.

Most notably, this is Andytown’s largest location by a stretch. Crabbe says the partners at Ocean Plant, who are the main tenants of the building, are excited to bring more community partners into the space. The Surfrider Foundation has already hosted its meetings in the space, and local nonprofit Recess Collective — a youth education organization in the Outer Sunset — put together a kid’s corner in the space as well. San Franpsycho clothing and Green Apple books are stocked, too, alongside Tunnel Records’ selection of music.

Andytown’s Richmond location is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

People in a cafe.
This marks Andytown Coffee’s first location north of Golden Gate Park.
Scott Lingner
The interior of a cafe.
Neighborhood vendors including San Franpsycho and Green Apple sell their wares in the new cafe.
Scott Lingner

Andytown Coffee — Richmond District

800 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94121