Nov 4, 2015

A new artisan coffee, tea and ice cream shop just opened in Point Richmond and is already receiving rave views in the community.

“It’s excellent; really fantastic!” a couple sipping from their mugs Wednesday said about their coffees.

Several other customers agreed. The shop at 109 Park Pl. had its “soft opening” Thursday. Hours will be limited at the onset to 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays while staff is trained and other kinks of the new business are ironed out, according to owner Cassandra Cushing. The new space is spacious, cozy and inviting for students, remote workers and meetings.

The shop will eventually serve food, but during the soft-opening it is sticking to coffee from San Francisco-based Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, ice cream from East Bay-based Tara’s Organic Ice Cream, and pastries from Emeryville’s Bacano Bakery.

As we’ve written in the past, Cushing’s vision for the large space includes a community gathering place that features regular storytelling events, local music, local art gracing the walls, and more.

Pay the business a visit, then let us know what you think.

— The photo directly beneath this message was provided by the Point Richmond Business Association, while the other two were taken by the Richmond Standard.



  1. Yay! so glad that there is something else besides Starbucks! Congrats on your opening!

    Tiffany Harris | Nov 5th, 2015
  2. The place is great! Such a beautiful open space, great coffee, tasty treats and incredible organic ice cream!

    David Schoenthal | Nov 5th, 2015
  3. It’s great! (though it would be nice if they had a $2 cup of coffee — it’s not even pour over.)

    scott | Nov 5th, 2015

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.