Castro's 'illy caffè' Returns As Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Castro's 'illy caffè' Returns As Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Photo: Steve Bracco/Hoodline
By Steven Bracco - Published on December 08, 2017.

The illy caffè at 2349 Market St. (between Noe and Castro) is back, this time as a holiday pop-up. According to illy communications director Adam Paige, it will open on Wednesday. 

"illy is planning to reopen as a retail product-only shop," Paige told Hoodline. "it will be a test 'pop-up' scheduled as of now, to open during the holidays selling popular items including illy in-home espresso and coffee machines."

Along with selling espresso and coffee machines, the shop will also carry illy's full line of single-serve and single-origin coffee. Holiday gift boxes with tea from Dammann Frères and fine chocolates from Domori will also be available.

illy Y3.2 machine to be available in store. | Photo: illy

After the holiday season, illy has yet to determine what its plans are for the space. A closing date has not been determined. "We're keeping our options open," said Paige.

However, Paige did say that "it will likely stay as retail only versus reverting back to a full café." As we reported earlier, the café closed in June.

Hours will be Wednesday through Friday, noon-6pm, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm, and closed Monday and Tuesday.