La Finca Coffee has moved to a new location in old town Eureka and launched an expanded menu

Earlier this month, La Finca Coffee’s Eureka location moved from 137 S. Central Ave. to its new home at 104 S. Central Ave., in old town Eureka. The coffee shop had been in its previous location since opening in 2018 and John Hagedorn, who owns the business with his wife Alejandra, told Sauce that they’d outgrown the old space.

The new location previously housed a restaurant and has a larger footprint, as well as a full kitchen that will allow the Hagedorns to expand beyond coffee.

“We wanted to get into serving more food,” he explained. Hagedorn said his mom had a restaurant off Grand Boulevard and Bates Street when he was a kid, and he grew up in that environment.

And since the shop has always been a fusion of Mexican- and Colombian-style coffees, to honor John’s Mexican-American background and Alejandra’s home country of Colombia, they wanted to share their culture through food as well. “We’re kind of foodies and a lot of the items are things we like to make at home,” he said.

The food menu is slowly being rolled out, but a few of the offerings are eggs Benedict, a breakfast burrito made with scrambled eggs and chorizo and huevos ranchero served with a side of refried beans on the breakfast menu. Lunch selections include empanadas with a choice of chicken, beef or vegetable filling, a Cuban sandwich or a chicken salad sandwich served on a croissant.

Another new menu choice is Colombian-style patacones, plantains that have been smashed and lightly pan fried, topped with ahogado – a tomato-onion sauce – with the option to add pork. More lunch selections will be added soon, such as soups and tamales.

Returning guests will notice their favorite coffee drinks are on the menu, such as cubano, cold brew and lattes served hot or iced. Other drink offerings include iced tea, chai and matcha lattes, smoothies and a number of frappes. Since adding the lunch menu, there’s also fountain drinks and a few bottled Mexican sodas available.

In terms of space, Hagedorn said the new location has capacity for around 50 guests on the first floor. Right now, the second floor is being used as a storage area, but eventually, the plan is to expand the seating upstairs as well. And a handful of wrought-iron tables outdoors offers seating for roughly a dozen more guests.

La Finca Coffee’s original design concept was based on a coffee shop the couple visited in Columbia. “We had this experience when we visited my wife’s home country of Columbia,” he said. “We fell in love with the ambiance and we wanted to recreate it here.”

Although Hagedorn said they were able to embrace some of those facets in the first location, the idea has been brought to life further since moving into the new space. With arched doorways, hanging ivy and floors that are reminiscent of the cobbled streets found in some Colombian towns, the interior of the new space embodies much of what they initially envisioned back when La Finca opened in 2018.