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.
here’s my subjective ranking of the best espresso/coffee in the san francisco bay area, complete with a google map.
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key: more crema = better. empty cup = not so good. Sorry about the funky anti-aliasing.
drinkable but not pleasant:
- farley’s (san francisco/oakland/emervyille, farley’s blend from sunshine? in san leandro) Recently had a not good one from the 65th st emeryville location. doh.
- peerless (oakland, peerless)
- woody’s cafe (oakland, ?)
- crepevine (oakland/berkeley, ?)
- riva (berkeley, ?)
- starbucks (starbucks)
- peets (peets)
- uncommon grounds cafe (berkeley, uncommon grounds)
- none yet. Maybe I have a high tolerance?
credit for working the google maps/wordpress hack: http://digwp.com/2010/01/google-maps-shortcode/ if you want to try this, don’t forget to add the &embed at the end of your link.