A favorite in the Bay Area, Barefoot Coffee Roasters has landed just blocks from the beach inside Solana Beach’s Cedros Collective retail center. The 1,300-square-foot cafe includes a 520-square-foot dog-friendly patio and 10-seat fire table.
Founded in Santa Clara in 2003, where its first cafe and roasting facility are located, the company is co-owned by Jon and Jillian Dolin, who is a native San Diegan. Barefoot had been focused mostly on its wholesale business, distributing its coffee to big tech companies, restaurants, markets, and universities, before growing its retail operations with the Solana Beach cafe. Another location is scheduled to open next year in Mountain View, CA.
Its menu includes classic espresso drinks, Bonavita pour-overs, and unique specialty coffee creations including the Voodoo, a coconut mocha made with organic milk, and the Espresso Sunrise which combines espresso, organic blood orange soda, and lime juice. There’s also cold brew on nitro and organic heirloom teas.
The Cedros Avenue cafe features a substantial assortment of food, from a variety of toasts to cheesy egg and spinach biscuits and sweet and savory pastries delivered daily from Farmshop that range from strawberry croissants and vegan and regular muffins to spinach and artichoke danishes and weekend-only giant cinnamon rolls. Other bites include salads, sandwiches, and organic ice cream from JoJo’s Creamery in Encinitas. Barefoot plans to expand the menu when it receives its beer and wine license.
The company is currently offering cold brew samples and discounts on bags of retail coffee, with more specials to be announced at its September 28 grand opening.
Jon Dolin told Eater that they’re actively looking for another outpost in the San DIego area. Mike Spilky from Location Matters represented Barefoot in the Solana Beach deal.