We are excited to kick off a new blog series, FREDA 5, where we will be showcasing our top 5 favorites of anything and everything we find to be fun, fabulous and freda-girl worthy. Considering TEAM FREDA lives for our daily cup (or two) of coffee, we decided this topic would be a grand starting point because in a city vastly absorbed by artisanal coffee roasters, brewers and baristas, we find great pleasure in trying many different cups of java. Needless to say, our standards are high, and the cafes who made this list are where you will find us frequenting most often for our pick-me-up-jolts.
In no particular order, we proudly share our favorite morning sipping spots:
1. Equator Coffee at Proof Labs Surf Shop | 244 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley, CA
On any given morning, you will find one of us stopping by for rounds of consistently good Equator coffee for Team Freda. The vibe is so cool, we often find ourselves holding meetings there or working on designs. Equator never disappoints!
2. Cibo | 1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
Often referred to as "Cibo Church", for it is Sausalito's place to gather and be seen. Their coffee is roasted on site, and the food is locally sourced deliciousness. The staff is like family, and we are always happier with our Cibo cup in hand.
3. Wrecking Ball Coffee | 2271 Union Street, San Francisco, CA
Pineapple wallpaper and Wrecking Ball signs, could there be a better combo?! Strong with a side a flair, just like we wish for our coffee to be. Nick Cho, founder of Wrecking Ball Coffee, has poured his magic cups of brew for us on several Freda party occasions, and every last drop is a hit.
4. Philz Coffee | 317 Johnson Street, Sausalito, CA
"Keep Sausalito Salty" is a slogan the locals hold dear to their hearts, and Philz remains true to the roots of Sausalito. With resident artist, Van Bo, creating his iconic works of art and the down and dirty feel of this no frills cafe, Philz is a perfect stop for a keepin' it real cup of jo. The tantalizing turkish dark roast with a garnish of a mint leaf leaves your taste buds dancing to a well-played moroccan beat.
5. Blue Bottle | 2900 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Always at the top of our list, Blue Bottle has earned its cult following. A long line rarely dissuades us, and their impeccable taste in design and attention to detail goes hand-in-hand with their perfect pours.