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Linea Caffe is an innovative new cafe located in SF featuring coffee from Andrew Barnett and waffles/salads from Anthony Myint.
Linea Caffe is an innovative new cafe located in SF featuring coffee from Andrew Barnett and waffles/salads from Anthony Myint.
209 backers pledged $11,560 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Linea Caffe?

Linea Caffe is an espresso bar and coffee roasting company launched by Andrew Barnett, founder of Ecco Caffe and Judge at the World Barista Championship and Cup of Excellence Awards. The San Francisco branch of Linea Caffe is also host to Lt. Waffle and GreenSalads.org, two food concepts by Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth, Mission Bowling Club). 

Here is an illustration from Wendy MacNaughton that explains the Linea Caffe concept:

Linea Caffe by Wendy MacNaughton
Linea Caffe by Wendy MacNaughton

Why Kickstarter?

We are excited to open a new cafe in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Opening a cafe is inherently a community activity and we wanted to use Kickstarter to allow people to participate in this project from the very beginning. We will use the funds to create an open indoor/outdoor stand up bar and provide outdoor seating on San Carlos street. This will create a great space for people in SF to come and enjoy coffee, waffles and salads. The outdoor space will be a wonderful way to better connect with our neighborhood and make it a more enjoyable place to live. Thank you so much for your support.  Please watch the video to see a preview of what we are creating for you, then take a look at the great rewards we have set up to thank you for your donations.

- Andrew and Anthony

Linea Caffe Location - Looking down San Carlos St. where outdoor seating will be added
Linea Caffe Location - Looking down San Carlos St. where outdoor seating will be added

Press on Linea Caffe

Barista Magazine: Q and A with Andrew Barnett

Sprudge.com: Andrew Barnett to Open Linea Caffe

SF Gate: Barnett and Myint Team Up

Eater SF: Linea Caffe

Andrew Barnett
Andrew Barnett

"There's a certain kind of espresso that I've been dreaming of for years, super sweet, super balanced and clean, very approachable. I've wanted to create this profile and Linea Caffe is my opportunity to showcase this espresso."  -Andrew Barnett

Anthony Myint - Photo by Jesse Friedman
Anthony Myint - Photo by Jesse Friedman

"Andrew and I brainstormed what would pair well with coffee and we almost immediately settled on waffles. There are other waffles in the city, but nothing as light and delicate as the waffle of my dreams." -Anthony Myint

Rewards Examples

Linea Caffe Whole Beans
Linea Caffe Whole Beans
Linea Caffe shirt
Linea Caffe shirt
Heath Ceramics Demitasse (saucer NOT included)
Heath Ceramics Demitasse (saucer NOT included)
Heath Ceramics Tumbler (Only one per $40 donation)
Heath Ceramics Tumbler (Only one per $40 donation)
Mission Street Food by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz
Mission Street Food by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz

Special Thanks:

 - Willem Boot

 - Wendy MacNaughton

 - Heath Ceramics

 - John Tagamolila

 - Mission Chinese Food

 - Scott Callender

Risks and challenges

There are a myriad of challenges that come up when opening a cafe. Will we get the permits we need from the city? Will we be able to manufacture a stand up bar that passes health inspection? Will our coffee arrive from Brazil on time in order to get sample roasts tasted and production roasts started? Can we find employees that will live up to the caliber of excellence we are seeking? Will European waffle irons work correctly using US power sources?

Fortunately for us, we have an excellent network of colleagues and friends who have dealt with all of these issues before. There may be delays and there will certainly be unexpected problems that arise, but with our experience and network we strongly believe that we will be able to launch this project and create a fantastic coffee and waffle experience for all of our supporters.

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    A free coffee drink and waffle of your choice. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $15 value)

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    A 16 oz. bag of Linea Caffe whole bean coffee from the first production roast, signed by Andrew Barnett. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $30 value)

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    A limited edition Linea Caffe T-Shirt. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $30 value)

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    Limited Edition Linea Caffe demitasse from Heath Ceramics. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $40 value)

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    Limited Edition Linea Caffe tumbler from Heath Ceramics. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $50 value)

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    Signed copy of Anthony Myint's Mission Street Food cookbook. 16 oz bag of Linea Caffe whole bean coffee. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $60 value)

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    Limited edition Linea Caffe demitasse and mug from Heath Ceramics. 16 oz bag of Linea Caffe whole bean coffee. Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $100 value)

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    Private event at the Linea Caffe retail store with Andrew Barnett and Anthony Myint. Free coffee drink and waffle of your choice. 16 oz. bag of Linea Caffe whole bean coffee. Name listed as a backer on the website.

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    Dinner for two at Mission Chinese Food with a reserved table. 16 oz. bag of Linea Caffe whole bean coffee. Name listed as a backer on the website.

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    Roaster's choice 16 oz. whole bean coffee subscription, one bag every month for a year.(12 bags total) Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $360 value)

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    One free coffee drink and waffle of your choice from the Linea Caffe retail store every week for a year. (52 total) Name listed as a backer on the website. (Estimated $630 value)

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    The Ultimate Linea Caffe prize - Private Event invitation, Free coffee and waffle every week for a year, Year of monthly roasters choice coffee subscription, signed copy of Mission Street Food cookbook, Linea t-shirt, Name as backer on the web. (Estimated $1000 value)

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Funding period

- (30 days)