Third-wave cafe fan favorite, Philz Coffee, will soon open up in Bixby Knolls more than five years after the chain opened its first Long Beach location in Belmont Shore.
The shop is set to operate within 3850 Atlantic Ave., after the building undergoes some construction. The Philz sign went up on Thursday, Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association told the Business Journal.
Philz will open up in Bixby Knolls on March 22.
Previously, boutique AndyLiz occupied the storefront before moving a few doors down to 3912 Atlantic Ave.
The cafe first opened in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1978 and was among the pioneers of the specialty pour-over and sustainable bean movement that has become increasingly easier to find over the years. The chain is also responsible for helping to champion the iced coffee and cold brew craze.
The beloved Bay Area cafe first made landfall in Southern California in 2014 when it set up shop in Santa Monica. In 2018, Philz arrived in Belmont Shore and has since become a bustling hub for the neighborhood, where remote workers and students on laptops are a frequent sight.
Philz is where you can essentially design your ideal cuppa by choosing a blend, temperature and how/if you’d like your cream and sugar mixed (the baristas generally do this part for you).
From dark blends like Ether, with notes of cocoa and cherry, to the famed Iced Mint Mojito (yes, this is still a coffee drink), there are around 20 different blends and coffee creations to choose from. If it’s a latte you’re after, you won’t find it at Philz. Although, the menu attests that the Tesora, a specialty coffee blend, is “perfect” for latte drinkers.
Philz Coffee is set to open Wednesday, March 22 at 3850 Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with Philz Coffee’s opening date.