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Friday, September 28, 2007

Philz Coffee Saga Continues: R.I.P. Bean There, Brew That

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 12:36 PM


Surprise, surprise. There's another twist in the tale of one-cup-at-a-time brewers Philz Coffee. After abandoning their 18th and Sanchez location a few months ago, they popped up in new digs just down the street. Meanwhile, their old locale kept the coffee concept, got a crazy-ass bright orange paint job and reopened as Bean There, Brew That (worst name ever, by the way).

But apparently it just didn't work out for Bean There because today we walked by to find the place shuttered. It's not exactly surprising, considering that Bean There boasted the same expensive, handmade coffee prices and long waits, but seemed to lack the awesome richness and flavor of Philz.

Plus, how many handmade coffee joints can one neighborhood really stand? Judging by the near-constant line at Philz, the public has spoken loud and clear.

Bean Here, Brew That pic from Jennifer V. on Yelp

-- Brian Bernbaum

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