We’ll admit it. It’s our birthday week, so we went big on breakfast. Real big. Birthday cake rainbow vanilla latte big. Milk and cereal toast topped with Lucky Charms cereal and condensed milk big.
…and if you want to go big, you’ve got to go Home. Home as in Home in San Francisco, California home. Home is so homey it doesn’t even have a website yet nor does it have business cards. You’ll have to stalk HomeSF on Instagram in order to get a whiff of treats this sweet.
Home is located in the Richmond District on Clement Street in San Francisco. Ironically enough Home is fairly close to our old stomping grounds in the Presidio, so in a way popping into Home did feel a tad like heading home. All this reminiscing about the good old city days made us strongly desire caffeine, so we decided to kick off our visit to Home with a lavender jasmine tea latte.
Topped with organic dried lavender (not too much and not too little), the lavender jasmine tea latte was a relaxing way to start the day. Since it is our birthday week and we were feeling a tad bit slower than usual, we strongly desired more caffeine, so we went with the birthday cake rainbow vanilla latte.
Whereas the lavender jasmine tea latte whiffed of unique flavors, Home’s birthday cake rainbow vanilla latte was much more mainstream in its taste than you might think. Rather than being overly sweet, the birthday cake rainbow vanilla latte only has the lightest tinge of birthday cake magicalness to it. Since it’s made with condensed milk, sprinkles and just a skosh of hazelnut it’s tempting to drink Home’s birthday cake rainbow vanilla latte more often than just once a year on your special day.
Home offers enough classics (Americanos, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, etc.) to be in your standard morning rotation. Home also has rather rad renditions like the hangover (a sparkling Americano), a coconut vanilla latte, sea salted caramel lattes, red velvet lattes, Godzilla (an iced sparkling matcha tea) and even a cookie monster (a cookie butter latte). Affogatos and assorted ice cream drinks are also available. The other pop of fun at Home is its toast. In addition to the afore mentioned milk and cereal toast, there’s also a br-avo toast (bacon crumbles combined with radish and avocado) as well as a Seoul much avo toast (made with spicy kimchi, pine nuts and avocado) and a number of other hip toppings for Home’s toast which is made out of a rustic French bread. With creative coffee and toasts this good, who knows, maybe Home doesn’t need a business card after all.
2018 Clement Street
San Francisco, California
Hours: Monday Through Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (415) 742-0038
Pricing (All in USD): Classic Coffee Drinks $2.75 to $4.75, Creative Coffee Drinks $4.00 to $5.50, Ice Cream Drinks $5.50 to $6.50, Tea $2.75 to $5.25, Non-Caffeinated Beverages $3.75 to $4.75, Toast $6.00 to $9.00