A new North County branch of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has landed in Carlsbad. It’s the sixth retail location for the Bird Rock-based roastery, and the largest cafe yet for the company, spanning 1,600-square-feet with an additional 1,000-square-foot patio and fire pit. The interiors are by local firm MY Studio ID, which also designed Bird Rock’s most recent openings in Pacific Beach and Torrey Pines.
The cafe is among the first retailers to launch inside a new complex, The Square at Bressi Ranch, joining Richard Walker’s Pancake House and the incoming Casero Taqueria and Mendocino Farms. This outpost features specialty seasonal coffees sourced at origin, and is fueled by a Slayer SteamX espresso machine and the Pour Steady pour-over system. A new offering is “The Bird,” a rotating seasonal single-origin espresso that will also be available to bring home for a pour-over, espresso, or brewed coffee.
Also new is a full breakfast and lunch menu created by Bird Rock’s chefs, Justin Gaspar and Sean Le, who both trained at the International Culinary Center in Northern California. It’s expanded to include breakfast burritos, croissants and biscuits, as well as a lunch menu with salads and more. The Carlsbad location will serve as a kitchen hub, from which all pastries and food items will be distributed.
Now open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the cafe’s operating hours will eventually extend to 9 p.m.
Marc Karren at Location Matters represented the tenant in the transaction.