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Popular Mexican Coffee Chain Plans SF Cafe

La Borra del Café eyes Castro neighborhood for its first Bay Area location
By - posted 8/9/2022 No Comment

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that a popular Mexican coffee and bakery chain, La Borra del Café, is planning to open a San Francisco shop.

The chain has its eyes set in the Castro neighborhood, at 2175 Market Street, in a ground-floor retail space of an apartment complex.

The chain serves artisanal coffee from regional locations around Mexico. It features coffee and espresso drinks like its signature Cafe de Olla, La Borra’s take on a Mexican traditional favorite. In addition to specialty coffee drinks, they also serve food like breakfast tortas, stuffed conchas, chilaquiles, and donuts.

Its San Francisco location is still up in the air due to The City’s “formula retail” restrictions in the Castro neighborhood, which prohibits chains with more than 11 locations from opening in specific neighborhoods.

La Borra del Café has more than 70 locations in Mexico, but just a handful of locations in the United States in Illinois and Texas. This would be the first location of La Borra de Cafe in the Bay Area, but many more are planned, with more than 200 locations in California by 2025.