The Blue Bottle Coffee Co. cart, tapping into the food truck craze, spent several months planning to keep the people around Dolores Park perked up with its well-rounded roasted beans. But maybe San Franciscans are getting tired of food trucks or maybe people are just overly protective about keeping Dolores Park a place just for tanning and Frisbee play.

So when locally owned Blue Bottle couldn’t get neighborhood approval to park at the popular park near the Mission District, it moved west and now has found a home parked at a Chevron station at the corner of Market and Castro.

Don’t get me wrong, despite the proximity to the gas station, it is still a prime spot, right near the Muni F-Market turnaround and an urban mini-park where people sit around drinking, well, coffee.

The great thing about San Francisco is it’s a city of neighborhoods as diverse as the population. And if you’re not welcomed in one neighborhood, there’s always another one ready to smell the aroma of your brew.

The Blue Bottle cart finally finds a place to park

Looks like they brew a special roast each day

The spot isn't as pretty as Dolores Park but it's high profile

Sometimes I wished I drank coffee

A customer gets into the holiday spirit with coffee

4 Responses to Coffee Cart Parks in the Castro

  1. Carolyn Jung says:

    You might become a coffee convert if you tried Blue Bottle’s drip coffee. Dang good stuff! 😉

  2. foodhoe says:

    oh how I would love to be able to stop off at that truck on my way to work! btw, your site still doesn’t work at all with IE9… are your photos instagrammed?

    • Ben Ben says:

      Hi Foodhoe, yes, the photos for this post went through Instagram. I just got it on my phone a couple of weeks ago and, of course, am going crazy using its filter.

      As for IE9, I still haven’t figured out what I can do on my end since I didn’t create the code for this design template. So not sure how I can reconfigure it to render better on IE9, which is probably too advanced. (At work, I just have IE7.) I did find this note from Microsoft about using “compatibility view” to try to view a website better when using IE9. Have you tried that? Here’s a link explaining it.