Bica Coffehouse (5701 College Ave, Oakland) just opened today across the street from Rockridge BART. It replaces Cafe Lyon, which closed last May. I had an espresso made with coffee from De La Paz’s14th St. Espresso blend. It was nice and brewed well on their La Marzocco Linea. A bit bright, citrusy and a little sweet.
(Pardon the less-nice iphone photos)
They plan on rotating their coffees between Flying Goat, Ritual, De La Paz, Verve and Barefoot about every 2 weeks. In addition to coffee, they also offer teas and a few different types of pastries from Bisbane Bakery.
I went to the 2010 beer 2 brakers ride on Saturday for San Francisco Beer Week. My friends Israel and Bill (in a “Eating about Beer” side project) started the day with a “Beer for Breakfast” pairing at cafe la paz and then we rode off to wave “hi” to Speakeasy, and then back into SoMA to visit Thirsty Bear. From there, the crew rode to Gordon Biersch and then Mojo Cafe and then to the beach. Here are some photos from the event.