The Italians have been serving espresso alongside some type of sparkling or carbonated water for ages now. Traditionally, it's meant to cleanse your palate and help ease the acidity from the espresso. However more recently, you may find the bubbly actually being mixed with the coffee
in the Outer Sunset, for one, and their Snowy Plover. Why is it worth the trek, exactly?
San Francisco is no stranger to the third wave coffee revolution. In fact, the more recent influx of these hipster/fancy/bourgeois (call it what you will) coffee shops in the past few years is enough to make our heads spin. Because aside from the Edison bulbs, reclaimed wood, beards, man buns (why?), and pristine white walls at these joints, what sets them all apart? It's the fact that with the sheer number of these cafes, it's hard to discern what's worth trying at each individual shop.
Andytown is a nice reprieve. Yes, when you step in, it still feels similar to the rest — there are still reclaimed wood tables, a succulent here and there, and those white walls. But they also serve one of the more unique drinks you'll find at a hipster coffee shop: the Snowy Plover.