“The community has supported Avoca since we opened our doors on Magnolia,” Jimmy Story, who founded the roastery five years ago with Garold LaRue, said of the original Avoca location on the Near Southside. “We’re excited for the opportunity to open on the other side of town to serve more locals.”
While the new café carries over much of its menu from the Avoca flagship, additions include the debut of the company’s cold brew on tap as well as an expanded selection of baked goods and fresh foods from suppliers including Boopa’s Bagels, McKinley Bakery & Cafe, Stir Crazy Baked Goods and Swiss Pastry Shop, with vegan pastries from Spiral Diner.
LaRue told Daily Coffee News that the espresso and coffee menu remain simple and straightforward, with espresso, cortados, cappuccinos and lattes on offer, while coffees will also be brewed with Chemex and press pots. Supporting the program is a La Marzocco Linea 2-group espresso machine paired with Mazzer Robur and Mazzer Major grinders.
While Avoca also roasts for direct-to-consumer sales online and a number of wholesale accounts, LaRue said the company’s 25-pound (12-kg) production roaster and 1-pound sample roaster, both manufactured by San Franciscan, should have no problem meeting the production demands put forth by the new shop.
Asked whether there may be additional Avoca retail locations in the works, LaRue said, “Of course new locations are on the horizon. Stay tuned.”