Get your coffee fix at these BARTable shops
Photo courtesy of Sightglass Coffee/Facebook.
Our morning routines, and even afternoon routines, typically include a drink that gives many of us that extra pep in our step… coffee. We celebrate National Coffee Day without knowing it every day by either making our favorite roast at home or picking it up on the way into work. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many locally-owned coffee shops can use our support as they are reopening for the first time in months. Here’s a list of some of our favorite coffee spots that are all located near our stations.
Editor’s Note: Please check the coffee shop website for operating hours. Please remember to maintain physical distancing and wear a mask while on the trains and when getting your coffee.
Linea Caffe is located at 3417 18th Street, San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Linea Caffe/Facebook.
Linea Caffe by 16th St Mission
Included in Thrillist’s “These are the 15 best new coffee roasters in America,” Linea Caffe sources, roasts, and serves the world’s finest coffees. A five-minute walk from 16th St Mission Station, Linea Caffe’s 18th Street location is a warm and modern café in the heart of the Mission District. Stop in to pick up one of their expertly prepared espresso drinks or freshly roasted coffee beans.
Sightglass Coffee is located at 270 7th Street, San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Sightglass Coffee/Facebook.
Sightglass Coffee by Civic Center/UN Plaza
Sightglass began as an aspiration to source, produce, and share distinctive, quality-focused coffees. In 2009, siblings Justin and Jerad Morrison, started a small service-cart just behind a roll-up garage door of a warehouse in SoMa. In 2011, that same warehouse became their production roastery, coffee bar, community gathering space and company headquarters. Take BART to Civic Center/UN Plaza and walk 12 minutes to Sightglass to get your freshly brewed coffee, pastries, whole bean coffee, and more.
Modern Coffee is located at 381 19th Street, Oakland. Photo courtesy of Modern Coffee/Instagram.
Modern Coffee by 19th St/Oakland
If you’ve been craving Modern Coffee’s Burnt Cinnamon Latte, they’re back open and ready to make any of your favorite drinks. Just a few minutes from 19th St/Oakland Station, this popular café has access to many roasters here on the West Coast as well as outside the area. Featured roasters include Chromatic Coffee Co., Counter Culture Coffee, Linea Caffe, Stumptown Coffee and Verve Coffee Roasters. Don’t forget to pick up a delicious treat if you go hungry!
Coffee Shop is located at 50 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. Photo courtesy of Coffee Shop.
Coffee Shop by Lafayette
This go-to neighborhood joint, Coffee Shop (and yes, that’s really the name of the café), is an eight-minute walk from Lafayette Station. Named Diablo Magazine’s Best Coffeehouse from 2016-2019, this coffee shop has not only your morning brew, but also your evening happy hour craft brews from 3-6pm every day. Coffee Shop is a multi-roaster café carrying some of the top coffee roasters in the country.
Red Bay Coffee is located near Fruitvale Station at 3098 East 10th St, Oakland or by 19th St/Oakland at 2327 Broadway, Oakland. Photo courtesy of Red Bay Coffee.
Red Bay Coffee by Fruitvale and 19th St/Oakland
Red Bay Coffee Roasters was founded in 2014 by Keba Konte, a renowned artist and successful food entrepreneur with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area specialty coffee and hospitality industry. With a curbside pick-up café a three-minute walk from Fruitvale Station, Red Bay Coffee serves more than a good cup of coffee. It’s a community hub that hosts events, including food popups, concert residencies, magazine releases, panel discussions, and self-care festivals. You can also grab coffee at their Coffee Box on Broadway close to 19th St/Oakland Station, from their roaming coffee van, or order online to brew at home.
Café Sorriso is located at 1501 Washington Ave, San Leandro. Photo courtesy of Yelp/Vicky H.
Café Sorriso by San Leandro
This cozy, corner café just a five-minute walk from San Leandro Station, is known for not only their lattes, cappuccinos, and drip coffee, but also for their Vietnamese coffee drinks. With outdoor seating available, Café Sorriso is a perfect spot to grab your favorite espresso drink and a breakfast sandwich. Looking for lunch options? The café also serves Vietnamese dishes that will satisfy your Banh-Mi cravings.
Hippies Brew is located at 888 C Street, Hayward. Photo courtesy of Yelp User Arely C.
Hippies Brew by Hayward
With popular items such as the “Rick Ross” (coffee with cocoa and cinnamon vanilla flavored cream) and the “Iced Mint Drip” (coffee with fresh mint, brown sugar, and cream), Hippies Brew is a Downtown Hayward favorite. This coffee shop also serves breakfast favorites like a Cheddar Bacon Scone Sammie and a “Mc Lovin’ Muffin.” Take BART to Hayward Station and this not to be missed coffee shop is just a seven-minute walk away.
Frodo Joe’s Petit Café is located at 39286 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. Photo courtesy of Yelp User Denielle B.
Frodo Joe’s Petit Café by Fremont
From gourmet coffee to frozen frappe coffee drinks, Frodo Joe’s Petit Café is a popular coffee spot just an eight-minute walk from Fremont Station. Their coffee beans are the first and only beans in the United States to be roasted exclusively over a fire of oak wood vs gas heat. This gives their coffee a distinct taste that is impossible to duplicate. Coffee isn’t the only thing on their menu. Frodo Joe’s is also known for its savory and dessert crepes, which make for a perfect breakfast or lunch pairing.
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