This Cult-Favorite Coffee Pop-Up Just Got a Permanent Location

Deathless Coffee, which was technically never a coffee shop to begin with, has attracted more attention than any other coffee shop opening in the Mission District. The weekend-only coffee pop-up was operated out of a storage unit in a secret location, but numerous fans figured it out through cryptic Reddit posts and Instagram stories. But now, owner Rai Littlejohn is bringing his exclusive oat milk service to the coffee shop’s first permanent location on Market Street. Where is the location? Clearly, that is a secret. Littlejohn states, “It’s the same template as the current Deathless.” “We want to lay low.”

In addition to the iconic blue Marzoco espresso machine from the original pop-up, batch brews and a few simple latte options will also be available. Oat cortados will remain the standard, and if you want a large size you should clarify. This time, Littlejohn will also bring doughnuts from Whack Donuts in San Francisco. Littlejohn wished to highlight another person of color, and he would love to offer vegan food in addition to his plant-based coffee. He will continue to use the Mission’s Grand Coffee for beans, so have no fear. Littlejohn will reveal that the space was once a gym, as well as a bookstore and map shop, a detail he finds amusing given his unremarkable locations. (A search should begin in the vicinity of Deluxe Skate Shop and Sushi Zone.)

Littlejohn is tapping his passionate fanbase to bring in a bit of coin for the move, too. His donation page has raised just under $5,000 to date. Currently, he is painting everything, constructing the bar, and preparing the interior. If all goes well, he believes Deathless could reside here for at least ten years. Littlejohn states, “All I want is to be a mysterious doors-open situation.” “Concealed in plain sight.”

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