The Leisure Club stocks and serves an inventive selection of wine, craft beer, coffee, and pairable edibles. Start sleepy mornings with freshly brewed Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50–$3) or up the barista artistry with a frothy cappuccino ($3.50–$4). For lunch or on-the-go munchy thoughts, nibblers can snag a custom grilled cheese ($6) or an equally grippable and grain-laden selection, such as the hammed up Amore sandwich ($9). Leisure Club's drink list has 20 vintages available by the glass ($7–$10), half glass ($4–$6), or bottomless glass ($32–$44), in addition to craft beers poured with care, compassion, and the assistance of gravity ($2.75–$6.50).
Named after the hardworking Hawaiian donkeys who transported juvenile java beans through the mountains, Bad Ass Coffee pays tribute to the Aloha spirit by brewing 100% Kona Coffee imported from the Big Island. In tribute to the meticulous process from bean to brew, Kona beans are roasted in-house three to four times a day to ensure the rich flavors didn't ditch the flight and opt for the beach. Taste buds board a plane for the Hawaiian shores at the first touch of 100% Kona Coffee, a carefully roasted cup brimming with flavors such as lava from the volcano it was conceived beneath ($3.50 for 16 oz.). Latte lovers choose from more than 15 signature blends, such as the Kreme de Kona, a bubbling brew of white and dark chocolate splashed with vanilla ($4.18 for 16 oz.), or the sweet caramel base of the Snickerlicious, a hazelnut and chocolate concoction ($3.88 for 12 oz.). Coffee drinkers can chew on specialty sandwiches such as the turkey, bacon, and cucumber sub, dressed in ranch dressing ($6.59), or send their incisors into Shirley's Muffuletta, a ham, turkey, and salami shindig swathed in homemade olive dressing and held together by provolone cheese ($6.99).
The Coffee House is locals' destination for coffee, ice cream, and community. While some come solo to sip a marble-frothed cappuccino and use the WiFi, others gather with friends, or to catch up with fellow regulars. Breakfast sandwiches and cannolis comprise a few of the nonliquid dishes, but it's the smell of fresh-brewed java and the sound of conversation that draw many of The Coffee House's guests.
Tionna Bishop met her first coffee roaster in Sausalito at the age of 13, and a passion was born. From there, she began a tour of coffee houses around the Bay Area with her father and grandfather with a dream of someday owning her own coffee shop slowly brewing inside her. Today, she’s living out that dream at Bishops Coffee and Tea, where she roasts small batches of beans every week to sell in bulk or transform into steamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos. Just beside the register, buttery croissants and muffins made in-house from scratch beckon from beneath a glass case, begging to be paired with a cup of the coffee of the day. The café’s atmosphere is just as welcoming as its comforting eats, with cozy chalkboard menus, outdoor benches, and weekend performances by a piano player well-versed in the best coffee-related showtunes.
Higher Ground Coffee & Tea Co. presents a bevy of sandwiches, breakfast specialties, and coffee-and-tea-based beverages. Locally inspired eats include the Hot Brown sandwich, which the staff constructs by layering an open-faced sandwich spread with chicken, cheese sauce, bacon, and a fresh tomato on top to throw off the food pyramid's watchful eye. By preparing vegetarian options, the eatery accommodates the culinary predilections of different diners amid the interplay of yellow, red, and turquoise colors. Behind the counter, a polished brass steamer churns out tall cups of coffee served chilled or hot, and between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., staffers man skillets to sizzle eggs, bacon, sausage, and evidence.
San Gelato Caf? creates Italian confections the proper way, using ingredients and equipment imported from Italy. The shop offers more than 20 of flavors of gelato?including coconut, apple pie, and tiramisu?as well as more than a dozen types of sorbet, in fruit flavors such as banana, pineapple, and papaya. Additionally, the flavor selection always includes gluten-free and dairy-free options. These sweets can be paired with Italian coffee or fresh paninis, wraps, and pizzas.