If you walked by Hole in the Wall Coffee after hours, you might not even notice it’s there. The North Beach coffee shop’s name is quite literal: The 27-square-foot space with a walk-up window is barely big enough for one person to fit inside.
But when the cafe’s windows are flung open under its blue awning, you can’t miss it. That’s partly because of the upbeat jazz piping out of the speakers, and partly because of the intriguing menu, with coconuts stacked on the counter and drinks named after hair colors. But mostly, it’s because of owner Nick Floulis’ infectious charisma.