Sugarlump Coffee Lounge on 24th St in San Francisco is my go-to coffee spot. It’s bypassed by many in favor of Philz, but to me it’s a haven to read, relax, get some work done, or even eavesdrop on an interesting AA member conversation. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re into ecological, sustainable and green business practices. But perhaps one of the finest reasons to stop by here for your caffeine fix are the jams their baristas are bumping. With everything from punk rock to classical and new wave, I’m always pleasantly surprised by the selection and reaching into my pocket to Shazam a ditty to download later. I asked each of my friends there to select a few of their favorite songs to contribute to a mixtape that reps their wonderful cafe. Let them know what you think next time you stop by.
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p.s. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, Don, Tosh, Marisela and Ryan for contributing to this playlist. Y’all are the shit.