It was Bay to Breakers 2013, but we went across the bay, dressed normally, to get coffee and bread at The Mill.
Above: loaves of bread on wire racks.
The cappuccino made with four barrel coffee in a nuova point cup was enjoyable. rosetta of the day: heart
nice interior with natural light
their toast was great. cinnamon and sugar and butter on a sourdough country loaf. thick, chewy, robust crust.
mmm, delicious bread. dancing food prep dude was into the music.
May 20th, 2013
Before visiting friends and family all the way down in San Jose, we stopped by Beauty’s Bagel Shop for some sustenance for us and our hosts. I’d already had my morning shot of espresso, which was either the Burundi from Pacific Bay or some very old Starbucks Blonde Roast (aka backup coffee), but I couldn’t turn down a good one of Flying Goat.
I got a egg and cheese bagel sandwich on an everything bagel as well as a few more bagels with cream cheese for the road. The sandwich was predictably yummy. The bagels are a little flatter and smaller than a good New York style bagel, but have plenty of chew.
April 30th, 2013
it was a short visit this time around but there was still time to have coffee thrice!
coffee and the times. espresso at prodigy coffee. Coffee roasted by George Howell Coffee Company. My tasting notes: muted brightness, buttery and light. enjoyable.
neat vibe, very friendly baristas, nice light. this was a good visit.
everyman espresso. despite the barista’s expression at the moment I shot the photo, they were great and there was nothing disgusting about the experience. they are located in a cool spot near union square in the lobby of the classic stage company.
espresso – espresso toscano by counter culture coffee. tasting notes: bright, not much sweetness, light fruit aftertaste, hints of vanilla and peach
macchiato. but it was the drip that Diane ordered that stole the show. the baroida papua new guinea from counter culture
was amazing. delightfully fruity. this year’s real new york bagel was had at Absolute Bagels – an everything with nova lox and cream cheese. I had to go to “recalibrate” my bagel sensors as Israel would sayand the next day, back to the always-great third rail coffee – serving stumptown. this is a macchiato but my espresso was light and citrusy
February 19th, 2013
sam and I walked around after brunch.
I didn’t NEED coffee, but spro was right there. hines espresso from origins organic coffee
“You park like an Asshole!!” – I assume this piece of paper used to be on a car
grapevines in the sun
January 16th, 2013
– update: 09/26/12 – I realized that I had never posted these. From the archives, this is Eat Real Festival 2010.
Crowds of people at Eat Real Fest 2010
Flag and palm trees above Jack London Square
eat real festival balloon against the blue skies of oakland: “our pitmaster can smoke your honor student” – Jim N Nick’s BBQ
Jenni and the ever-photogenic Sputnik by Ritual Coffee Roasters:Jenni
September 26th, 2012