Caffino Coffee Drive-Through Evicted in Napa

An eviction notice from the Napa County Sheriff's Office is posted at the drive-through coffee kiosk in Bel Aire Plaza, which closed without warning last week. The phone numbers for other area Caffinos are no longer in service.

It appears that the Caffino coffee chain of drive-through coffee stands may be in trouble: Its longtime Napa kiosk, in Bel Aire Plaza, is empty and bears an eviction notice from Napa County Sheriff John Robertson assigning all remaining property to the landlord.

The phone number for the drive-through rings without an answer, while the numbers for Caffino kiosks in American Canyon and Davis have been disconnected or are no longer in service, according to recorded messages.

The corporate website for the Caffino chain, which at its peak had more than two dozen coffee bars — most of them franchises — "expired on 09/09/2012 and is pending renewal or deletion," according to Network Solutions.

The eviction notice on the Napa kiosk is dated last Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Update: A Facebook user posted on the Napa Patch page Monday night that the Caffino in Vallejo had been open Monday morning.

According to an archived version of the Caffino.com website, coffee bar franchise fees started at $25,000 for the first outlet, $15,000 for a second with the same owner and $10,000 for a third and all subsequent franchises.

Did you formerly go to Caffino in Napa? Where will you get your morning cup now? Tell us in the comments.

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Grmp12 September 26, 2012 at 07:28 PM
The low fat cranberry muffins were the best!!
Mark Mathews September 27, 2012 at 12:28 AM
I second-confirm that; just bought a Latte from the AmCan Kiosk. Thank GOODNESS its still open! There is/was one in V-town on Admiral Callahan (that's "Vallejo" back before its became "Da Hood"), but I don't know if IT bit the bullet like the Napa venue...
Jennifer Wesley September 27, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Way back in the day Caffino had strawberry scones that were delicious. They made the best mochas, too.
Rick September 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I really Miss Caffino at Bel Aire. We really need another drive thru somewhere on the North side. Yes, we really need a Chico"s!! lol. I agree, the girls and Roberto at caffinos in Bel Aire were the greatest and treated everyone nice. The coffee was really good too, (Large Black with straw) ;)
aloha October 26, 2012 at 04:46 AM


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