Photo by Erin Kunkel
Trouble Coffee Company, San Francisco
They do their own blend of beans called Elbow Grease, and it’s high-octane stuff.
By Danny Hess
Take Some Toast with Your Coffee
Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club does more than pull a good espresso and serve a quality drip. Many point to this Outer Sunset coffeehouse as the birthplace of San Francisco’s “fancy toast” trend. Here, you’ll find thick slices of bread toasted golden-brown and covered in butter and cinnamon-sugar or peanut butter and honey. For the whole shebang, order the “Build Your Own Damn House,” which comes with a slab of toast, coffee, and a coconut. If you ever want to mix up your coffee-and-toast routine, Trouble also serves seasonal, local pastries and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.
By Lara Takenaga, AFAR Contributor
No Place Like Home
It only took about twelve hours in my home-city of San Francisco to be pleasantly reminded of why I love the Bay Area. With a hodgepodge interior, amazing coffee, fun and vocal staff, morning pastries and toast: this coffee house quickly moved near to the top of my favorite coffee houses in SF. A tip from a local, grab your coffee and then walk up the block and take advantage of the corner Parklet in front of Outerlands. These public "pavement to park" spaces is a San Francisco original and a great way to soak up the sun while you enjoy your morning cup.
No trouble at all!
Trouble coffee did not disappoint! Great coffee. This small space is great for grabbing a cup and heading down to the beach or downing your espresso at the bar. Don't expect to plug in your electronics and camp out.
By Katie Banach