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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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Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco 2019

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.

(If you need more San Francisco recommendations, check out the SF corner on the blog!)

2018 Guide to San Francisco Coffee Shops

2018 Guide to San Francisco Coffee Shops

2018 Guide to San Francisco Coffee Shops

2018 Guide to San Francisco Coffee Shops

Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco 2019

The Marina / Pacific Heights / Russian Hill

  1. Wrecking Ball Coffee
    2271 Union St
  2. Saint Frank Coffee
    240 Polk St
  3. Blue Bottle
    2453 Fillmore St

Financial District / SOMA

  1. Sightglass Coffee on 7th
    270 7th St
  2.  Mazarine Coffee
    720 Market St
  3. Blue Bottle
    115 Sansome St
  4. Blue Bottle Ferry Building
  5. Equator Coffee & Teas
    986 Market St
  6. Réveille in Financial District
    200 Columbus Ave.
  7. Réveille in Mission Bay
    610 Long Bridge St
  8. Paramo Coffee
    4 Embarcadero Center
  9. Red Door Coffee
    505 Howard St

Hayes Valley / NOPA

  1. 20th Century Cafe
    198 Gough St
  2. Ritual Coffee Roasters (Hayes Valley)
    432b Octavia St
  3. Ritual Coffee Roasters (Haight Ashbury
    1300 Haight St
  4. Blue Bottle (Hayes Valley)
    315 Linden St
  5. Sightglass Coffee on Divisadero
    301 Divisadero St
  6. The Mill
    736 Divisadero St
  7. Flywheel (Haight)
    672 Stanyan St
  8. Lady Falcon Coffee Club
    (rotating destinations, check their site)

Mission / Castro

  1. Sightglass Coffee on 20th St
    3014 20th St
  2. Ritual Coffee (Mission)
    1026 Valencia
  3. Four Barrel Coffee
    375 Valencia
  4. Verve Coffee
    2102 Market
  5. Hearth
    3985 17th St

Portola & Beyond

  1. Four Barrel Coffee Portola 
    2 Burrows St
  2. Provendor
    1415 18th St
  3. Flora Grubb
    1634 Jerrold Ave

Sunset District & Beyond

  1. Hollow Cafe
    1435 Irving St
  2. Trouble Coffee
    4033 Judah St
  3. Andytown
    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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Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco 2019

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  1. You are right, for some people the addiction along with the alluring ambience of these charming cafes is so real that they can swear a cup of coffee screams their names at least once a day 🙂

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