A&E

1 Oz. Coffee opens in Mountain View

 

A new coffee shop is slinging espresso drinks and pastries at 650 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View.

1 Oz. Coffee opened in Suite 130 in early January, said owner Yulia Kolchanova. The Santa Clara resident said she's been looking to open in Mountain View for several years. The Castro Street space was previously occupied by juice bar The Liquid Menu and then vegan cafe The Phoenix.

A native of Russia, Kolchanova said she could not find quality, specialty coffee when she moved to the area — until she discovered Cafe Venetia in downtown Palo Alto, where she briefly worked before starting 1 Oz. Coffee.

1 Oz. Coffee was at first a coffee catering company, serving private and corporate events, meetings, weddings and other events. Kolchanova opened the first brick-and-mortar cafe in Santa Clara in 2016.

A drink at the newly opened 1 Oz. Coffee in Mountain View. Photo courtesy 1 Oz. Coffee.

1 Oz. Coffee serves coffee from several different roasters. The primary company Kolchanova works with is Vertigo Coffee Roaster in San Juan Bautista; others include Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, Chromatic Coffee in San Jose, Tample Coffee in Sacramento and Cat & Cloud in Santa Cruz. Once every few weeks, the cafe will feature "guest beans" from different roasters.

There are also pastries from Alexander's Patisserie down the street.

1 Oz. Coffee also provides private coffee classes and trainings. Kolchanova plans to offer public classes at the cafe in a few months.

The cafe is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Orenchi Ramen expands to Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,336 views

Sharing A Column About a Brilliant Teacher Idea
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,339 views

Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
By Aldis Petriceks | 3 comments | 853 views