With this curated guide on the best coffee shops in San Francisco, you’ll be way on your way to caffeine. Some of the cutest cafes in San Francisco have not only great coffee but incredible interiors as well.
I tend to stick to the same ones — like my beloved Wrecking Ball (shout out to Jose and the team there for being the best). If we’re not there, it’s usually Saint Frank or Réveille for a mid-day pick up. There’s plenty to choose from and almost one to two good coffee shops (if not more) in each neighborhood.
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I wanted to share a concise list that is updated for 2018 that includes coffee shops broken out by neighborhood so you can easily find what you’re looking for. I can honestly say I’ve been to every single one of these coffee shops in the past 7 years of living in San Francisco, so they are each on here for a reason.
These coffee roasters pour their love into their coffee shops. It’s certain that third wave coffee is well established in the Bay Area, with SF having the most locations.
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Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco 2019
The Marina / Pacific Heights / Russian Hill
- Wrecking Ball Coffee
2271 Union St
- Saint Frank Coffee
240 Polk St
- Blue Bottle
2453 Fillmore St
Financial District / SOMA
- Sightglass Coffee on 7th
270 7th St
- Mazarine Coffee
720 Market St
- Blue Bottle
115 Sansome St
- Blue Bottle Ferry Building
- Equator Coffee & Teas
986 Market St
- Réveille in Financial District
200 Columbus Ave.
- Réveille in Mission Bay
610 Long Bridge St
- Paramo Coffee
4 Embarcadero Center
- Red Door Coffee
505 Howard St
Hayes Valley / NOPA
- 20th Century Cafe
198 Gough St
- Ritual Coffee Roasters (Hayes Valley)
432b Octavia St
- Ritual Coffee Roasters (Haight Ashbury
1300 Haight St
- Blue Bottle (Hayes Valley)
315 Linden St
- Sightglass Coffee on Divisadero
301 Divisadero St
- The Mill
736 Divisadero St
- Flywheel (Haight)
672 Stanyan St
- Lady Falcon Coffee Club
(rotating destinations, check their site)
Mission / Castro
- Sightglass Coffee on 20th St
3014 20th St
- Ritual Coffee (Mission)
- Four Barrel Coffee
- Verve Coffee
3985 17th St
Portola & Beyond
- Four Barrel Coffee Portola
2 Burrows St
1415 18th St
- Flora Grubb
1634 Jerrold Ave
Sunset District & Beyond
- Hollow Cafe
1435 Irving St
- Trouble Coffee
4033 Judah St
3655 Lawton St
Some of My Favorite Types of Coffee to Order:
- Nitro Cold Brew Coffee (I love this brew of coffee for the summer!)
- Pour Overs with Single Origin beans
- Drip Coffee
- Espresso drinks like lattes
- Iced Coffee (Four Barrel has my favorite!)
- Espresso (my go-to if I’m running around for the day!)
*Originally posted April 27, 2018.
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