Locals ‘revere’ new coffee and tea shop in downtown Redwood City

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A new coffee, tea and ice cream shop in Redwood City is getting a lot of attention.

Owner Lily Lai opened Revere Coffee & Tea in late June at 2074 Broadway St. Since then, its initial reviews on Yelp! have been positive.

Lai’s new venture was featured in Palo Alto Online as well as a Hoodline article that was reposted by ABC7 Bay Area.

The shop serves Sightglass coffee from San Francisco, and Three Twins Ice Cream from Petaluma. But as one Yelp reviewer noted, don’t miss out on the teas served at this new spot, called “a special experience.”

“They have a nice selection of teas: several black, green, and herbal,” reviewer Tanya F. noted. “And the tea is served in a glass kettle with glass carafe to pour into so that the tea will stop steeping (genius) and glass cup with extra lining so you don’t burn your paws.”

Food options also seem enticing, like the avocado toast and the Cocosin, which, as described by Lai, is “reduced coconut milk layered over brick toast with a sprinkle of cinnamon dust.”

The shop is located in a space formerly occupied by Comebuy Drinks bubble tea shop, and before that Cafe Zoe.

On Facebook, Lai expressed elation at opening her new business.

“Countless hours of my heart, soul and mind have been poured into @reverecoffeetea,” she said.

Photo: Revere Coffee & Tea Facebook page.