Philz relatively small 18th Street outpost closes this afternoon. For good.

Now you'll have to trek all the way to Castro Street, where a new location roughly twice the size — with four baristas making coffee at a time, up from two — will be open for business tomorrow. Yes, this has been in the works for at least a year, but no, that will not keep some people from being relatively shocked and dismayed tomorrow morning, pre-coffee.

Hoodline has been all over the news, of course. "The interior will have some nods to the current location," a Philz spokesperson said. "The store team will be doing much of the decorating, so it's our aim that we'll bring along much of what makes the current spot special."


On the wider Castro Street sidewalks, you'll also see more outdoor seating than the table or two on 18th Street, although that doesn't appear to be set up quite yet.

Philz, 549 Castro Street between 18th and 19th Streets

The old Philz (on 18th). Photo: Caleb Pershan/SFist