Bayview Espresso Store Tallio’s Has Lastly Reopened With an Expanded Meals Menu

Bayview Espresso Store Tallio’s Has Lastly Reopened With an Expanded Meals Menu

Bayview superfan Olton Rensch has leapt over hurdle after hurdle to open his espresso store Tallio’s. In March 2021 he was able to open the doorways to the community-centered espresso store; he’d already labored tirelessly in San Francisco to create space for Black enterprise house owners by means of his activism whereas a scholar at San Francisco State College. However after briefly opening in March 2021 he closed as soon as once more, solely to reopen for a number of months for to-go and on-line deliveries. In June 2021 the store closed — till now. “Persons are so joyful we’re open,” Rensch says.

The prolonged closure value not solely cash but additionally Rensch’s psychological well being, he says. He turned to lots of people for recommendation and assist in the course of the year-and-a-half the pandemic had the store closed. Lastly, as of the primary week of September, the Well being Division gave him a clear invoice of well being. “I bought a lot assist from town with my permits,” Rensch says. “Nevertheless it was an extended wrestle. They might inform me one thing, I’d do it that approach, nevertheless it wouldn’t work.”

For instance, town dinged him for an ADA door — he already had one however didn’t notice town required his store to have two. There have been additionally small holes within the partitions, imperfections, that town wished to be plugged up. He began to really feel like he was being picked on, he says. “I simply couldn’t get open,” Rensch sighs. “They wished more cash, however I couldn’t make any as a result of we had been closed.” He credit his brother for speaking to the inspectors on his behalf when he “simply wanted some contemporary air.” He ended up spending practically $200,000 on the transform and replace.

The drinks are a lot the identical as when he first opened, together with in-house roasted espresso and Surinamese ginger beer — however the meals menu is expanded. Avocado toast, waffles, and baked items from various bakeries together with Panorama, Rize Up, Sure Pudding, and Starter Bakery are all on deck. (He’s seeing which of them clients will gravitate in direction of.) Tallio’s may also make its personal berliner bollens, a German doughnut-like pastry often known as a berliner, on-site. Along with a bigger meals menu, occasions will likely be a approach for followers to have interaction with the enterprise. Rensch is worked up about espresso lessons and barista competitions to get people to go to the Bayview. “We’re making up for what we misplaced,” Rensch says. “I’ve used all my 401k to pay workers and preserve the enterprise open. However I don’t wish to quit. We’re right here now.”

Tallio’s is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. till the grand opening on Saturday, September 24 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Outside of Bayview coffee shop Tallio’s.

Tallio’s hanging blue facade now, lastly, sports activities folks, espresso, and croissants inside.
Olton Rensch

A bag of coffee next to a cup.

Tallio’s roasts are named after varied neighborhoods all through the nation.
Olton Rensch