Equator officials say the Larkspur cafe will draw on Marin's rich cycling roots. It features a laser-cut wood wall detailing the topography of Larkspur’s bike paths and trails, a projector that will display live and archived bicycle races and coffee documentaries, and for a short time, pro-cyclist Tayler Wiles’ Big Shot bicycle—used to win the US Pro Challenge's second stage in 2015.
The café offers a full espresso bar with batch-brewed coffee and a rotating selection of single origin coffees, as well as shakeratos, teas from Silk Road, and nondairy options made with cashew milk from Urban Remedy. Food menu offerings will include goods from Equator’s own commissary kitchen, including protein boxes with lemon-brined chicken, and sandwiches pairing specialties like prosciutto with fig spread and ham with brie on a baguette.
The Grand Opening party kicks off with a cycling ride led by former pro cyclist and owner of InGamba tours, João Correia, to support World Bicycle Relief. Coffee and tea will be free to all visitors, all day.
The Larkspur cafe is Equator's fourth, coming on the heels of the opening of its two cafes in Mill Valley in 2013 and 2014 and its cafe in the Warfield building in San Francisco.
The 411: Equator Coffees & Teas' new Larkspur cafe is at 240 Magnolia Avenue. It's open weekdays 6am–7pm and weekends 7am–7pm.