A new coffee shop called Cup has opened at the very start of Monterey. Given that we already have three dedicated coffee shops (I actually typed two at first because I forgot about Higher Grounds, which means we have enough coffee shops to have them slip our minds), a grocery store that sell specialty coffees, a diner, and a bakery that sells coffee, all the in space of the three blocks of greater downtown Glen Park, it seems a bit of an unnecessary addition. However the upside to the location is when people head down the hill during rush hour it will also be the first thing that they hit, and the more established coffee shops are actually past the BART station and the bus stops, which means commuters coming from that direction have to pass their destinations to get coffee and then double back. So in that time window it has a certain advantage. Otherwise, though, there is much less foot traffic on that block than in Glen Park proper, and it's even out of the sightline of the rest of downtown, which is not a good portent. If it set itself apart by selling coffee that's known in SF for unusual quality, like Blue Bottle, that would be something to hang a hat on. I will report back. But I'm only 50-50 about its survival given the challenges at this point.