A beloved coffee-and-wi-fi spot for work-from-home types, students and the like is getting pushed out of the Duboce Triangle neighborhood due to a rent hike. As Hoodline reports, Jumpin' Java (139 Noe Street) has been doing solid business despite the influx of new coffeeshops all over the Castro five at last count: Reveille, Espressamente Illy, Cafe Sophie, Eureka!, and the upcoming Weavers. But owner Anna Chen tells them that the landlord may be trying to sell the building, and only offered a month-to-month lease starting in March, along with a rent increase.
One thing Jumpin' Java has always had going for it, which has become a rarity in the city's cafes, is solid wi-fi combined with plentiful power outlets. This will probably be the biggest loss for the coffeeshop's loyal patrons, not to mention the no-nonsense, old-school vibe of the place, and it's more than decent sandwich selection.
Stay tuned for more on this, as Chen says she's still in negotiations with the landlord.