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Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetvsco-photo-1 (2)Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetI’m always in search of a great coffee shop in whatever areas I frequent. Aren’t we all? I have my favorites in DTLA: Verve and The Classic. I have my favorite in Venice: Menottis. I have my favorites in other areas of SF: The Mill, Four Barrel, and Sightglass. And I’m so happy to say I now have my new go-to in the Sunset district of SF: Andytown Coffee Roasters.

In classic coffee shop aesthetic with its own little twists, it’s a blend of wood textures, white walls and cabinets, white brick, wired pendant lamps with exposed bulbs, foliage, and that comforting, signature fresh coffee roasting aroma that I’ve come to consider a mainstay in my young adult life. After you’ve had “real” coffee from boutique coffee shops for long enough, Starbucks coffee just doesn’t do the trick anymore. Neither does any other chain coffee shop for that matter. The coffee here has a variety of origins: Colombia, Guatemala, and Ethiopia to name a few, and it’s delicious. I always get Americanos so I always expect them to taste pretty standard, but here there’s a smooth quality to it that is surprisingly pleasant. Their greenery and flowers are not only gorgeous, but refreshed weekly, so I eagerly anticipate this place feeling a little different from week to week. The visionary young man who does their floral arrangements also happens to be here today, so I was able to speak with him briefly about where he sources everything, which is the SF Flower Mart. Thanks to him, I plan on stopping by there this weekend to find some fresh blooms for my room.

I’m sitting here in this coffee shop, newly revived and newly inspired; because for the next however long, this is my neighborhood. This is home. It feels good to be back. And I’m so excited to share my new living space with you guys once it’s ready. I have a very special vlog coming up very soon about it, in partnership with some of my favorite housewares/home decor brands.

I hope you all are having just as beautiful of a Monday as I. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. :)

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