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Tierra Mia - New coffee shop in La Lengua [SF]

Dave MP Jul 1, 2013 03:33 PM

Tierra Mia coffee opened up at the corner of Valencia and Mission this weekend. Seems like it could be a nice spot....it's an LA company opening their first branch in Northern California. http://tierramiacoffee.com/Tierra_Mia...

I tried a frozen blended drink (can't remember what they called it), but it was "Mexican Chocolate" flavored coffee (so, coffee, cinnamon, chocolate blended w/ ice). Pretty good, and I'll definitely try their pour-over coffee soon.

I think their grand opening is today (the weekend was soft-open). Not sure if they serve food, or where it's from.

Anyone else been yet?

  1. psb Jul 2, 2013 01:18 AM

    I was looking for a place to linger-in-la-lengua to do some work after the CONFEDERATIONS CUP FINAL and walked in there at 5:55 only to discover they were closing at 6 for the soft open. Anyway, they gave me a free drink similar to yours -- coffee + mexican chocolate -- except on crushed ice, not blended/frapped.

    Yeah, it was pretty good in a sweet drink on a hot day kind of way, but too many calories for frequent consumption for me.
    [It was way better than the bogus/expensive cacao-pulp smoothie/icee at DANDELION CHOCOLATE]. The coffee flavor seemed pretty good to me, but I am not a coffee snob [my fav form of coffee is probably coffee ice cream ... well that and Blue Bottle lattes].

    I did see the pastries listed on their web page, but everything was pretty bare when I was there 5min before close ... dunno if those were not part of the soft open or given away.

    The left a lot of open space ... not really a lot of seating. The claim they will be open until 10pm but I wonder how that will go ... it didnt work for CAFE CUBANO out in LAUREL. I would like to find more cafes open past 8. I dont like RITUAL much any more, and HAUS is just so-so. And MUD WATERS is horrible and freezing.

    I'm curious how this place will evolve.

    2 Replies
    1. re: psb
      Dave MP Jul 2, 2013 09:56 AM

      When I asked what their hours were going to be, I was told they'd be open 6:30 AM - 7 PM every day.

      1. re: Dave MP
        psb Jul 2, 2013 11:03 AM

        I asked twice [I was incredulous] and the same woman said 10pm both times. That is also what the web page says:
        Open 7 days a week, 6:30AM to 10:00PM

        But I'm still dubious.

    2. hhc Jul 1, 2013 10:21 PM

      I got Horchata Frappe medium reg price $3.95, but I got it FREE for the soft opening Sat 6/29/13. It's way too sweet & comes with whipped cream which I didn't notice until after I got it - had to have it removed because I don't like whipped cream.

      Tierra Mia Specialities are:
      Horchata Latte $3.45/3.95/4.75
      Mocha Mexicano
      Coco Loco Latte
      Cafecito Cubano Con Leche

      I saw a few pastries, but didn't ask where they are getting it.

      Nice space, friendly staff. Will be back to try more drinks in the future.

      Hrs: 6:30am-10pm Daily

      Tierra Mia Coffee
      3188 Mission St at Valencia, SF

       
       
       
       
       
       
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      1. re: hhc
        s
        sugartoof Jul 1, 2013 11:12 PM

        I guess they learned from your order and started to ask before putting the whipped cream. Starbucks used to do it automatic too until they started listing calories.

      2. s
        sugartoof Jul 1, 2013 05:21 PM

        La Lengua? Uh.

        Tierra Mia's frappes are pretty Starbucks-like but with more interesting Mexican themed flavors, like Horchata, etc.

        They're doing pour over of 2 different beans right now (Panama, and I believe, a Guatemalan) for $2.75 a cup. I get the feeling the beans are better than the cup they're selling, as they're training new staff, and pour overs can be easy to botch, which is the best way to describe what I got.

        Didn't see any pastries yet. There's only one trash can, situated by the door, rather than near the sugars, and stirrers, so that indicates they're still figuring the store layout and this is closer to a soft open for now.

        1. Melanie Wong Jul 1, 2013 04:45 PM

          The online menu lists Guava cheese strudel. I hope that's pastelito de guayaba and that it makes an appearance here.

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