Two household names have landed downtown, with Mendocino Farms joining the just-opened, second San Diego location of Blue Bottle Coffee in Tower 180, the recently remodeled 26-story building at the corner of First and Broadway. Grand opening on Thursday, February 13, the new downtown outpost of the popular sandwich and salad spot is its fourth in the area and its 32nd overall; the LA-based, fast-casual eatery operates branches in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Carlsbad plus many more across California and Houston, Texas.
Its street-level spot in Tower 180 spans almost 2,700-square-feet, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a 1,300-square-foot raised outdoor patio. Known for its seasonal menus of sandwiches, soups and salads, the restaurant will launch downtown with its winter menu and transition to the spring selections on March 3. Mendocino Farms will be open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.