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Food and Drink

Keep Your Coffee Shops Alive During ‘Shelter In Place’

By Ashlyn Davis

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How you can support these local coffee shops while you’re in self-isolation.

We’re all experiencing serious withdrawals since we can no longer visit these glorious havens filled with the intoxicating aroma of a fresh roast. The good news is you can still enjoy them and support them from a distance. Many of your local cafes offer alternative ways of getting your daily fix, including buying gift cards from the new app Save Our Faves. Here are more ways you can bring the brew home.

Andytown Coffee Roasters

Have your beans to be delivered to your door with a 30% discount (code: WFH20). Tips made online will be shared equally between employees with reduced hours. They are also allowing you to donate coffees and pastries to healthcare workers, and have already raised and delivered $20,000 worth of coffee and pastries to local hospitals.

Linea Coffee Shop

You can still order “the best beans in the world” and have them roasted and delivered to you within 24hrs. The store has also set up a virtual tip jar that allows you to donate to their 18th St. staff or buy a gift card.

Ritual Coffee

At the time of writing this, three stores are still open; Valencia Street: 7:30am-5pm. Hayes Valley: 8am-5pm. Napa Oxbow: 8am-5pm. Alternatively, you can purchase a coffee subscription for yourself or a friend via Shopify.

Saint Frank Coffee

Beans and equipment are still available for online purchases. You can use the promo code “staywell” for 30% off orders (check their social accounts for updates on promos). The independent chain has also set up “social distancing” structures at the following locations:

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  • Menlo Our Polk Street location is open 7am-6pm with guided 6ft social distancing.
  • Alma Station location in Menlo Park is open 7am-5pm with wide-open space and a kiosk structure.
  • Mission Street Roastery in SOMA is open Weekdays 8am-3pm with a small walk-up counter in front.

Sightglass

The popular coffee chain is opening a to-go window at the Divisadero location, with a limited menu. Of course, all your coffee needs are covered in their online shop too.

[Featured image by Saint Frank]