After walking around the streets of Pacifica searching for the ocean on a chilly September day, I had no luck, the fog was too thick. I popped open my phone in search of my newest destination, Kizler Coffee. This coffee shop comes in hot with a 4.6 rating and 97 reviews. I drove half a mile down the street and came across a busy parking lot. Here sits Kizler Coffee.
I circled the lot twice and found a perfect spot on the side street with a two-hour parking sign, bingo. Cracked my windows, grabbed my bag, and headed towards my most precious addiction, coffee.
This cafe is nestled in a little shopping center with a few other stores. Doors wide open and filled withnatural light, I am digging the vibe already. Someone asks me, “Did you make that shirt?” and to hissurprise, I did. I’m wearing one of my twelve shirts that say Find That Coffee. His name is Josh, supercool guy that just so happened to be the owner of this fine establishment. Josh was rocking his cute babyback and forth while letting me know everything about his shop. He was very proud of Kizler Coffee andhas every right to be, incredibly cool spot. Josh, originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, took over the19-year-old location about 5 years ago. He changed the name and made it personal.
Kizler Coffee supports local artists, a philosophy they stand by very highly. On the right wall, full ofpaintings and portraits, is a combination of work by 4 local artists. Over by the bar, you will find locallymade stickers, jewelry, koozies, shirts, soap, and tons of other things tucked into the handmade woodenbar. The floor is concrete and the furniture is mostly recycled wood. Some tables have been designed,painted, and resined by a local artist as well. Josh’s hat and Nicole’s shirt (the barista) were both made byOakland based artists. Josh talked more about his love to support local than trying to sell me on thecoffee. That told me a lot about him and his love for the community. Respect.
I stepped up to the counter where Nicole nicely took my order and poured me a fresh cup of coffee. Iguess Josh knew he didn’t need to say anything about the coffee, it tasted good. I sat down near thewindow and looked around. Screen printed t’s, succulents for sale, awesome animal sketches, recycledwood pallets everywhere, and an open unfinished ceiling. I was digging this place, very much my style.The walls were painted in solid colors to prepare for rotating artwork. Josh even told me they open theplace up now and then to allow artists to come in and have full art shows. It obviously has a huge impacton the art world. I hope these photos capture the aesthetic Kizler Coffee gives off. Come check it out!
You know what time it is. Time to rank the bathroom. The bathroom gets 10/10, it did its job. Had anawesome display of artwork on the wall as well. Josh even went as far as painting the mirror to match thevibe of the place. Soft toilet paper, clean toilet, good smelling soap, and paper towels. I was pleased.