March News

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Farley’s in San Francisco is proud to be celebrating 29 years this month! We couldn’t have done it without you, our loyal newsletter readers! Come join us on St. Patrick’s Day in the morning for music, stew and a good time!

We constantly make small changes over time to keep relevant and maintain the integrity of the cafes. As part of those changes, we will be removing the power outlets in SF. Due to the limited seating, our desire to ensure the opportunity for all customers to be able to find seating, and our wish to promote other activities within the cafe, we felt this was best achieved by removing outlets. Keep in mind that we are not banning laptops, but we are working to promote a more pleasant cafe experience for all customers and staff.

In other fun news, we have oat milk in Oakland and matcha tea lattes in San Francisco! Try out these new treats and let us know what you think.

See you in the shop!

Coffee News

We love coffee from Guatemala! These coffees are almost always a crowd pleaser. They tend to have a smooth chocolatey body, while still providing some fruity and floral undertones. The shade given by the jungles in Guatemala, offer a lush environment for coffee to grow in. Recently, Guatemala has changed the way the world looks at how much coffee should cost per pound. In the 2017 Cup of Excellence Awards, Guatemala broke the record with multiple winning lots. The first place winner came in at $58 per pound!

At Farley’s, we think it’s so nice, we did it twice. Not only can you find Huehuetenango in our House Blend, but we also offer it as a single origin. Guatemalan coffees can stand alone as a delicious single origin, while also blending well in drip coffees, and espresso profiles.

Pick up a bag next time you’re in the shop!

Farley’s in Oakland! March featured roaster: Proyecto Diaz. Roasted in San Leandro!
Come check out our featured roaster, we offer retail bags, and pour overs of their delicious offerings!


Farley’s East Nonprofit of the Month: Prescott Circus Theatre

Prescott Circus Theatre is a youth development and performing arts education program that provides safe environments that challenge Oakland youth to live the core principles of hard work, team work, practice, belief in self, and never giving up. For more than 30 years, our free afterschool, weekend, and summer programs have enabled students to develop the skills and self-confidence to thrive on stage and in life. Prescott Circus Performing Company members proudly serve the Bay Area through performances and appearances at over 50 events each year. See Prescott Circus Theatre in action at their free upcoming Showcase, UPLIFT! on Saturday March 10 at Oakland Technical High School.

Thursday, March 15: Nonprofit Happy Hour: Prescott Circus Theatre (with circus performers!), 5 – 9 pm


Farley’s East Artist of the Month: ShawNshawN

I had just sold my first international artwork shipped to the UK, it was a great moment. It wasn’t always this way. In the 1990s, I studied art in two countries and returned to the US.

One of my first paintings “The Eye” I gave to a close friend, who threw it out with the trash when moving. I had spent a week on that work, all to end in the trash to save space. I thought what is the point of painting?

By the time I moved out of the country, I stopped painting altogether for over 10 years. What was the point? Ten lost years of painting.

Then I discovered I could sell on eBay and sold my first painting. Unfortunately, the glass cracked scratching my very first sale. I refunded half the payment to maintain my eBay rating. By the next year, I sold over 40 paintings on eBay. To date I have sold over 100 paintings.

Later I launched my first store front at Active Space painting and open for business.  Unfortunately, this led to no sales, but my friend Prabin Badhia, a great figurative artist, encouraged me to join 4th Street Studios, where I sold my first painting as soon as it dried for $1200. I went on to found the 2nd version of the gallery at 4th Street Fine Art. At this gallery, I sold the very first painting in the gallery. I later worked at Salon D’Art selling art in multiple Ritz-Carltons and getting promoted to Art Advisor Manager. My continual training course led to all 6 Ritz-Carlton hotels to record art sales. I even taught my own Picasso classes at the gallery.

I have now done art shows in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and Berkeley and shipped art to Japan, Philippines, UK, Spain and 13 US States. I have studied PIcasso, Hieronymous Bosch and Velasques in El Prado and Islamic and European architecture in over 11 European countries and 4 American countries. Let me drive your collection with my continually changing styles and thought provoking art.

This is Art of the Real.


Farley’s SF Artist of the Month: Cory Evans — 1985 — Willows, CA

Cory Evans is a San Francisco based photographer who focuses on lyrical narratives made up of candid images from his daily life.

Focusing on the familiarity of his personal relationships and what makes the unfamiliar common.

Unceremonious a series of photographic sketches is an ongoing body of work started in 2014.

Cory welcomes you to linger in these portraits, dreamscapes and clichéd celluloid scenes.


Farley’s SF Window Boxes: Hillary Grigsby

This photography collection is a compilation of my favorite details and quintessential views around San Francisco. See the city through my lens, in attempts to capture both old and new, grit and beauty.

Farley’s Events

Farley’s East

Thursday, March 15: Nonprofit Happy Hour: Prescott Circus Theatre (with circus performers!), 5 – 9 pm

Farley’s East is looking for non-profits to display in the window boxes in 2018. If you’re interested, please email

Farley’s SF

Saturday, March 3: Live Music by kids musician Rock N Roll Fairy, 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 3: Art opening for local artist Cory Evans, 7:00-9:00 pm

Thursday, March 8: Live Music by singer-songwriter, Kevin Patrick McGee & The Miracle Canyon Boys, whose poetic (and occasionally amusing) original tunes span genres including alt-country, bluegrass, folk, and rock, 7:30-9:00 pm

Friday, March 9: Live Music by Michelle Lambert and Robbie. They play original/top 40 music with influences from Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Adele and the Red Hot Chili Peppers,7:30-9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14: Live Music by local Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman. Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora (a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa), 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday, March 17: Farley’s 29th anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with live music in the morning, Irish stew and more.

Wednesday, March 28: Potrero Hill Book Club, reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, 7 pm

Thursday, March 29: Live music by James Everett, an R&B, Jazz and pop singer and performer, 7:30-9:00 pm