As we told you
last month, Café La Taza is undergoing a turnaround to become Bar Vero, a new Latin fusion and coffee spot. On Friday, Bar Vero softly opened, selling Highwire Coffee
and pastries to start while final construction wraps up.
While it was initially anticipated that Bar Vero would be up and running by the middle of January, after some construction and menu delays it looks like the restaurant will be ready to serve lunch sometime this week.
We stopped in and found out that the new spot will also be adding breakfast burritos made with local organic tortillas from Sonoma Valley Foods to the limited breakfast menu while construction continues. It’s anticipated that Bar Vero will be open and serving a full breakfast and lunch menu sometime this week. Dinner service is a little further down the road–about two months out at last estimation–as the Bar Vero team continues to work on the menu and upgrade the kitchen.
Construction crews have been hard at work inside and outside the restaurant, repainting and decorating the walls inside while also giving the building a fresh coat of paint. A nifty new awning is also on the way:
Bar Vero has issued a call for local artists to help adorn its newly-painted 2,400 square feet of walls. With the potential for "great exposure in the Castro and hopefully some sales," stop by the new spot to find out more if you're interested, or just to grab a coffee and pastry and see the progress unfold.