February 7, 2017 – Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters is opening its first shop in San Francisco on Monday—in a flatiron building on the corner of Market and Church streets.
“Considering we almost opened Verve in San Francisco to begin with, this project is one that we have been anticipating for quite some time,” said co-founder Colby Barr. “We couldn’t be more excited to finally have the opportunity to serve the SF community firsthand.”
This is the ninth outlet for Verve, which has four shops in Santa Cruz, three in Los Angeles and one in Toyko.
The 1,200 square foot café features a 4-group Kees van der Westen espresso machine with custom panels designed by artist Jeremiah Kille. The Simonelli Mythos grinders ensure a precise grind for each shot of espresso. Modbar Pour-Over units paired with kalita waves will handle By-The-Cup coffee for perfect pours every time.
The café will offer a full menu of espresso drinks, brewed coffee, juices, and other beverages, as well as delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch options made with baked goods by Manresa Bread, founded by David Kinch, chef of the 3 Michelin Star Manresa restaurant and Head Baker/Partner Avery Ruzicka.
“We are big fans of Verve and value being part of the family. We’ve been partners since 2015 and are excited to grow with the team as they open their first San Francisco location,” said Ruzicka in a news release.
The interior was designed by the LA-firm Design, Bitches to reflect a Santa Cruz vibe. They used oceanic deep blues, natural woods, and artisanal irregularly glazed tiles, giving “a nod to the breezy naturalism shared among iconic artists and architects along the Northern California coast in the 1960s.”
The San Francisco café is located at 2101 Market Street and will be open from 6am to 8pm daily, beginning Monday, February 13.