317 Johnson St., Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Metered street parking nearby, city lots nearby and free street parking two blocks north.
Insiders Tip: Having trouble finding Firehouse Coffee and Tea in Sausalito? Stand at the corner of Johnson St. and Bridgeway. Now look at the fire station (in the direction of the hills). Now look just to the left of the fire station. You’ll see the building shown in the photo above.
Insiders Tip: Check out our special page on Parking Near Caledonia St. Without Getting a Ticket. It explains how to avoid the no-parking zones that catch some visitors by surprise.
Firehouse Coffee and Tea
Firehouse has been a bright new light ion Sausalito, with quality coffee, tea and snacks at reasonable prices and consistently pleasant service.
This spot next door to the Sausalito firehouse (a clue to the origins of their name!) has been a spot for dining drama over the years. In the more recent chapters the Sausalito City Council rejected the request of Peet’s Coffee to open a shop here (on the site now occupied by Bar Bocce) because Peet’s was a big chain. They then approved Philz Coffee because they are a small chain and, well, they’re one of the popular cool kids in San Francisco. Philz opened in August, 2012 in the long-vacant spot previously occupied by the Cork Enoteca wine bar and shop. Frustrated by sign restrictions, nearby construction and rent increases, Philz closed unexpectedly in late 2016.
Firehouse describes their mission as being “the bridge that connects organic farmers and roasters with the consumers who are always in search of the perfect cup of coffee.” We’ve enjoyed our first visits and they’re off to a good start.
Something else that people should know about Firehouse? Is the Police Dept. jealous of Firehouse Coffee and looking to sublease space in their building and then lure Station Cafe from Mill Valley to open a branch called Police Station Cafe here? Disagree with any of our suggestions? Please let us know!