Marcel Costas’ South San Francisco Ikon Espresso roaster is coming to San Francisco eternally. The businessman will open his second location in Dogpatch in late December. The brand new retailer opens on the primary ground of the brand new Knox Touchdown residence complicated on the nook of twenty second and Mississippi streets, about two blocks from the Caltrain station. Assistant normal supervisor Alex Le stated beverage choices will be part of the common espresso menu, comparable to the corporate’s Especiale line of roasted beans. For this well-roasted espresso with Especiale, clients can pay $5 to $7. “It is going to be the perfect espresso you’ll ever drink,” Le stated. “Give us a cup of espresso, and we predict we will change your opinion of espresso. It was our open handshake with everybody.”
Espresso mocktails may also be on the menu, with acquainted gadgets like quaint espresso – good for the completed metropolis (if not its inventor) Irish Espresso – dine-in solely . The meals present continues to be underneath building, as there’s a small kitchen on web site, however Le hopes the neighborhood can provide you with concepts for what they’d prefer to see on the menu. Breakfast sandwiches will probably be out there, however Bolivian Costas are additionally trying to provide pan de queso (or cuñapés) on the menu. Hopefully there may also be a big pan de queso for Ikon to take over the San Francisco bread bowl. “It is the proprietor’s accountability to come back to this metropolis as an immigrant,” Le stated.
Ikon is targeted on roasting and serving the farmer’s market, however in the course of the pandemic, Costas and Le constructed a espresso store off the roasting facility, an understatement. “We have been serving workplace staff, mechanics and electricians, bringing specialties to South San Francisco, to Starbucks and Peet’s drinkers.” The group expects to open the Dogpatch location by the top of December, presently engaged on last particulars just like the home windows and rolling doorways. The area is nearly completely outward-facing, with plenty of home windows and a bar in and out. “Our clients in Carhartts say, ‘I feel it is Colombian, with some citrus,’” Le laughs. “Dogpatch is a barely totally different demographic, however we’re sticking with our espresso program and wish to present them what a specialty could be.”
Ikon Roastery opens at 645 Texas Road in late December with momentary hours, earlier than opening in January.