Haus, welcome home
So happy that Haus has opened on 24th and Treat, a mere 3 blocks from my house. And thank you for the tip-off, ye hounds of the "best coffee" and "24th street roundup" threads.
Although there's a LOT of coffee shops nearby, most of them are painfully mediocre. I live on Precita Park and you could die from trying to get a nice espresso here. Charlie's and the Park Bench have their moments, to be sure, but they're never open after 3 or so. I think I've never seen Charlie's open ever, actually. (Granted, I'm a night owl.)
So, over at Haus, Ryan made me a really nice dry cap today. (Sniff all you want, dry cap haters.) It was delicious, foamtastic, something to write home about, although I still prefer the Four Barrel flavor a bit.
They have a small selection of muffins and some pastries of the "sea salt biscotti" variety. I wish I could get a savory, cheesy, eggy breakfast item in my neighborhood but it seems to be the time of the donut and the salty caramel item and I am powerless to do anything about it.
They're working on an outdoor patio right now that looks to be fairly sizeable. The space inside is very spare, with a blond wood boxy/Ikea kinda vibe. They're open from 6 to 9 right now but Ryan mused aloud about wanting to shift that to 7 to 10. Naturally, I support an 8 to 11 movement, but I realize I'm an oddball.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Haus!
3082 24th St, San Francisco, CA
I really like this place, just came for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. The house (haus?) coffee is freshly made in french presses and has all the lovely aromatics you'd expect from a top notch coffee made to order. The atmosphere is clean and bright, with plentiful wifi and power if you need to get some work done, and so far at least the music has been interesting but not obtrusive (a modernist composer I don't recognize). The music usually drives me out of Ritual, loud and ironically crappy music is not something I can tolerate in a pre-caffeinated state.
Went to this new coffee shop in the Mission, close to 24th St Bart. Nice, bright, & clean looking.
This is their drink menu:
Cafe Latte $3.5
Ice Coffee $2.5
All shots double
They also have some pastries, bananas, & apples.
I wanted a cafe latte w/ coffee art but she told me she didn't know how to make it so I skipped it. I got a Iced Cafe Latte $3.5 - I thought it was pretty strong so added Sue Bee honey, simple syrup, & some iced water. mini shot glass sized iced cubes.
One unisex bathroom available. Patio in the back w/ a table & chairs. One leather sofa and a bunch of chairs & 1 long bench against a wall.
CASH ONLY now, next week the guy said for Credit Cards.
I'm going to try and post something on my blog soon, but in the mean time, I want to say this cafe is really top notch. Obviously they aren't a roaster - they use Ritual's seasonal espresso (whatever that is at the time) for espresso and De La Paz Coffee which they French Press. They also sell a few bags of De La Paz coffee.
Most important is that their espresso is quite good. I'd say close to on par with Ritual itself although of course that will vary with the barista, weather, day etc. The brewed coffee is also good. And, its really nice to get both roasters in one location in a really nice space.
Of course, if it's hard to resist heading to the source in the case of Ritual but then again, it's a lot less crowded.
Thanks for the tip on Caffeinated Comics.
I had a decent cappucino here, and it's a quiet place to work, even if the furniture looks like it was assembled from a timber yard.
I was put off by the $3 muffins and slices of breakfast bread though. I mean seriously, $3 for a muffin (or an ice cream cone) or whatever. At 24th and Folsom. And I thought Mission Pie was overpriced at $2 a muffin.
Also Haus is only about coffee. The chai is one of those nasty premixed jugs. Go elsewhere for tea. The atmosphere at Stable Cafe is much more finished with lower prices.
If you prefer Four Barrel, stroll on over to Caffeinated Comics on Mission, just south of where Precita hits. They make a perfect cappuccino and have a few doughnuts and the like. Plus you're surrounded by comics. Unfortunately so far Four Barrel doesn't do much for me (but I keep trying).
Best savory cheesy eggy option near there is L's Caffe. They have enormous bagels that they'll make with eggs and cheese and bacon. And they're lovely people.
Glad to hear Haus is as good as it looks. Will check it out soon.
2871 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Caffeinated Comics Company
3188 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA