SF’s artisan coffee shops should be shaking in their boots: The godfather is making its way to town.
South Beach’s Caffe Pascucci, opening on Monday, may be brand new to the States, but it’s been roasting beans for nearly a century in Italy — and is even home to an espresso academy.
Take a hit of the caffeinated kind, in the form of twenty-plus sweet and savory coffee drinks (the specialty being espresso, natch) in its sleek white and chrome digs.
But the brew isn’t all the joint has in its stronghold: Chef Chad Newton, formerly of Redd, Postrio, and Fish & Farm, also serves yogurt smoothies for breakfast as well as sizzling panini (local cheese, fig jam, and caramelized onion), house-made soups, and artisanal sandwiches (a BLT with black pepper mayo) that will take you right through your lunch break.
Any day next week, stop by and mention DailyCandy for a free drink of your choice. It’s an offer you’d be wise to accept.
Caffe Pascucci, 170 King Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets (415-957-1100 or caffe-pascucci.com).
Photo: Henrik Kam / Courtesy of Caffe Pascucci