We are lovers not fighters... specifically caffeine lovers. We thrive on coffee, tea, chai and serving our local community. We fuel each day on passion. We want to share this feeling with the world, with you, our friends, families, communities, coffee & tea lovers, artists, designers, musicians and locals. We want you to be part of that world, our life & welcome you into our home away from home. The Palm premises was based on the idea of a feeling... like you are on a vacation even though you may be on your local street. Each day is special, precious and you deserve the best version of it. Start it with a cup of our coffee & paint your day from there... "The Palm Coffee Bar- because adulting is hard..."
OUR COFFEE / Equator
Equator Coffees & Teas is a wholesale coffee roaster, retail operator, and coffee farm owner headquartered in Marin, CA. Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator's commitment to a sustainable, transparent approach spans more than two decades. Today, Equator operates five cafes in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored Equator by naming us the "National Small Business of the Year." Since its founding Equator has been a leader in sustainability and social responsibility. In 2011, Equator formalized its commitment to sustainability by becoming a certified B Corporation, making it the first CA coffee roaster to do so.
Equator’s philosophy on coffee is built from a question: how do we create value from our perch in the coffee supply chain, standing at the intersection between local and distant coffee communities? It is this question that continues to frame our narrative as we strive to grow a business that values the stakeholders in both communities with respect for the people, the process and the product. Equator believes that quality underlies economic and environmental sustainability, and this is the pillar of our approach. We support environmentally sound certifications, as well as practices that produce the highest quality coffee while securing a dignified life for those who produce it.
OUR TEA / MIGHTY LEAF
Mighty Leaf Tea whole leaf tea is about bringing tea lovers uncompromised tea experiences and flavors. Since we first opened in 1996 in San Francisco, we have been sharing whole leaf teas with tea lovers around the world. Our loose leaf teas and tea bags have won top accolades and rave reviews, including the Golden Tea Championship.
Perfecting tea flavors is a passion of ours. Each loose leaf tea blend and tea bag are a fusion of the finest ingredients from across the world—whole leaf tea leaves, spices, fruits, and herbs – carefully selected by our tea experts. Our hand stitched, silken tea bags lift your tea experience out of the ordinary.
Our commitment to caring for the environment around us is evident by our partnerships with like-minded organizations around the world. We strive to make ethically and environmentally sound decisions throughout our supply chain and aim to build long-lasting partnerships.
OUR Bakery / SUGARBLOOM BAkery
A native Angeleno (by way of Taiwan), chef/owner Sharon Wang grew up in the Arcadia and later attended UCLA. She started her career in interactive design, co-founding Media Revolution in Santa Monica with friends from college. In 2003, after 10 years as an art director and creative manager, she followed her sweet tooth to the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley and began working for chef Thomas Keller while training in pastry there. Sharon rose through the ranks of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, first in Napa Valley and then New York City, baking breads and pastries for The French Laundry, Per Se, Ad Hoc, and Bouchon Bistro and Bakery. She was promoted to head pastry chef of Bouchon in Yountville, and then, returning home, Bouchon in Beverly Hills. After nine years with chef Keller, Sharon struck out on her own, first consulting for restaurants and later opened Sugarbloom Bakery in 2012. Sharon’s classic French training and extensive experience and exposure plus her upbringing in multicultural and ethnically diverse Los Angeles are all reflected in Sugarbloom’s viennoiserie, desserts, and custom cakes.
Meet our Barista Jordan
Not only is she an awesome addition to our team, She’s a pretty interesting gal! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️
Nickname: Jojo ♥️💕
3 words that best describe her: Hilarious, amazing, humble 🎶
Something we would not know about her: She taught herself the ukulele and can make any song obnoxiously indie 🛏
Her favorite thing about coffee: It makes getting out of bed worth it
☕️Go to drink: Iced Americano
🎶Her favorite band/album: The 1975 / Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
🌻🍷🎤3 things she loves: Sunflowers, Pinot Noir, Concerts 🌙
Her favorite color: Yellow 💕
Favorite quote: “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” ~Rupi Kaur
Meet our Barista Ben
He’s a coffee lover, artist, print master, a great addition to our team and so much more! 🙌🏽 🎖
Nickname: Ben says he is nicknameless! He just goes by Ben, but we sometimes call him “B”
Ben sums himself in 3 words: Thoughtful, Creative, Sarcastic
Something you may not know about him: Ben was a member of an Aerials troupe called La Pettite Chouette and performed on trapeze, silk and Lyra.
His favorite thing about coffee: Is making someone a drink that's better than they ever expected, and sharing the culture associated with it. His "go to" Drink: Cortado/Gibralter ☕️
Favorite band/song or album of all time: Modal Soul by Nujabes (R.I.P.) 🎶
3 things he loves: Nature, Art supplies, biking.
Favorite color: Gray/Blue
Favorite movie: The Thing (1982)
Favorite past-time: Printmaking, Bookbinding, and binging TV shows with my girlfriend.
Favorite quote: "Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
Meet our Barista NOLAN
Nolan is always: Looking for a clean pair of socks.
Nickname: The Wrangler, Obsidian, Soft Wolf
3 words that describe him: Compact, Affordable, Stylish
Unknown fact: As a child he was obsessed with worshipping the Greek pantheon.
His go to drink: Cortado
Fav album: “Let It Be Me” Nina Simone
3 things he loves: His Volvo, His Remote Control Helicopter, His Mom
Fav color: Pink
Fav movie: The Bucket List
Fav past-time: Brewing, smelling, and tasting coffee.
Fav quote: “Working at a coffee shop is a dream for me, then I wake up and go to work at a coffee shop.”