La Boulangerie De San Francisco Opens!
Some may have noticed that the La Boulangerie de San Francisco (formerly, La Boulange) has opened and is in full swing. The decor is a bit of a mix between industrial modern and French artisan but they are still whipping out some tasty pastries. La Boulangerie also has expanded their food menu, with more hot food and to-go options. We have yet to find their famous macaroons but are excited that they are promoting local favorites like Choux and Boba Guys. There's no official website yet so best to check La Boulangerie on Yelp or simply take a stroll and check them out.
INSIDE SCOOP: PEET'S COFFEE
Peet's Coffee is officially open for business in Cole Valley! Neighbors who got there at the crack of dawn yesterday, aka 5:30am, received a free Peet's tumbler as a thanks for being the first customers. Excited for all this caffeine! Come by this Saturday 11-3pm to celebrate their Grand Opening - first 100 customers get a free gift! Welcome to the neighborhood!
PEETS TO OPEN WEDNESDAY!
That's right folks, Peet's Coffee will be officially opening this Wednesday! We've definitely been waiting a while, since Tully's closed its door last fall. It looks like there will be some patio tables as well as a few tables inside, including the bench seat next to the window. In typical Peet's fashion, they have an array of coffee and teas, including the new craze: Matcha Lattes. Matcha is basically green tea, so be prepared to receive a green creamy drink from the barista. We're hoping that there will be free wi-fi because as of yet there is no free wifi at any of the coffee shops in the hood (Does La Boulange have it yet?)..
To all those who wake up when the sun does, you'll be pleased to note that Peet's will be open at 5:30am M-F and 6am Saturday and Sunday. They will close at 8pm daily, which is great considering Tully's always closed so damn early.
We're excited to welcome Peet's into our hood and happy to have them caffeinate the neighbors!
Bacon Bacon will be serving up delicious bacon items in Cole Valley once again! Jim Angelus successfully gained approval from the Planning Commission on yesterday!
The decision will allow the business to reopen, although a new ventilation and filtration system must be installed in a reasonable time frame, since the main reason why they closed was due to neighbors complaining of the bacon smell.
"I like to put a smile on people's face," Angelus said. "That makes me happy serving people food."
While his Frederick Street location was closed, Angelus opened another location at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in the Mission district to allow him to continue to cook and prepare food for his mobile operation. At that location, Angelus has also started serving lunch during the week and on weekends during shows. It will remain as the primary prep kitchen for the food truck, so more bacon for the Mission hipsters, woot!
This blog was adapted from the article via the SF Examiner. See the full article here.
Tully's abruptly closed on Cole Street in mid September, along with closing down all but one location in San Francisco. Haven't heard anything from Tully's why the sudden closing of most of their coffee shops but it might have something to do with SF somewhat unfriendly approach to franchises (what about Peet's and La Boulange (now owned by Starbucks?). More store fronts in our little neighborhood have been going under, from EOS this spring to Occasions, Hama-Ko, and now Tully's. Who will be next??!!
We will miss the many evenings where the ColeValleySF team sat at those bench seats near the window and worked on blog post ideas and social media plans. We will miss those delicious coffee cake slices and their caffe mochas.
What do you think will go into Tully's store front or rather what would you want in our neighborhood! We've heard neighbors ask for a bookstore, smoothie place, or thai restaurant. We want to hear your thoughts - share them with us on at @colevalleysf!