Oceanside is getting a craft coffee infusion with the upcoming opening of Steel Mill Coffee on Mission Avenue. The 900-square-foot coffee shop is a new venture from professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, a North County native and the eldest son of skate icon Tony Hawk. Both father and son have a considerable interest in coffee; Tony Hawk was among the marquee name investors in Blue Bottle Coffee.
Hawk’s partner in Steel Mill is longtime friend and fellow pro skater Shea Cooper, who is also a coffee roaster. Hawk says their ultimate goal is to have their own roastery, and possibly open more locations, but for now Steel Mill will be serving coffee and espresso drinks made with beans provided by James Coffee Co. A range of pastries and small snacks will also be offered.
Currently scheduled to debut on February 4 and operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the modern retro shop will feature a collection of records available for purchase. Hawk tells Eater that the mix of newer and original vinyl pressings will include lots of classic rock along with some obscure hard rock and psychedelic music.
Nate Benedetto of Next Wave Commercial facilitated the lease.