Where to Have Coffee in San Francisco

 

There are more than enough coffee shops in San Francisco to keep you busy, no matter how long you plan on visiting. Here are just a few of our favourites and what we like to drink in each!

 

#1 Sightglass Coffee

 
Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee

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Occupying a huge space on 270 7th Street, this Sightglass Coffee location has all the rustic feels. The grey concrete floors, brown woody aesthetic, and smell of great coffee welcomes you in as soon as you walk through the door. As you make your way to the brewing station you walk past the inhouse roastery and coffee packing station, both very busy. Friendly baristas, happy to talk through the different coffees on offer, made us feel at home and excited for our drinks. Depending on what you order, it can take a little while to be ready, and if it's busy you'll have difficulty getting a seat inside. Other than that though, it was an all around great shop that served up some pretty amazing coffee.


 
Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee

What we had:

Pour Over

Ethiopia - Benti Nenka, Hambela

Tasting Notes: Candied Lime, Raspberry, Tea Rose

 

Address

270 7th St
San Francisco
CA 94103

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 7:00 - 19:00
Saturday, Sunday 7:00 - 19:00

Find out more on their website.

 

#2 Blue Bottle Coffee

 
Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

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You've probably heard of Blue Bottle before. It's one of the fastest growing coffee shops in the world and rightly so. You'll find the same beautiful, minimal space and great coffee in any Blue Bottle you visit. The interior is bright, white, and open. The only downside is everyone else has also heard about how good Blue Bottle is and it can be busy pretty much anytime of day. If you manage to get a seat, you'll be able to comfortably enjoy this famous coffee shop and one of the many delicious drinks they offer, coffee or otherwise!


 
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What we had:

Cascara Fizz

Cascara steeped in hot water, sugar, sparkling water, and a touch of lemon.

I know, it's not coffee! But when you take your first sip of this unique drink, you'll know why we chose it. In the midday Californian heat, it was a very refreshing, delicious glass of sweetness. Cascara are the remnants of the coffee cherry. Taken from the Spanish word càscara, meaning “shell” or “husk.” Try it and thank us later!

 

Address

2453 Fillmore St
San Francisco
CA 94115

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 6:30 - 18:30
Saturday 6:30 - 19:00
Sunday 6:30 - 18:30

Find out more on their website.

 

#3 Wrecking Ball Coffee

 
Wrecking Ball Coffee

Wrecking Ball Coffee

 

Located in a small space on 2271 Union St, Wrecking Ball Coffee is home to a great selection of freshly roasted and brewed espresso drinks and hand-crafted pour overs. They have a bright and airy space, despite the small size, with a custom-built brew bar squeezed in. There isn't much seating and no wifi, but it's a great place to grab a takeaway of your whatever your favourite drink is.


 
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What we had:

Latte to go

 

Address

2271 Union St
San Francisco
CA 94123

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 7:00 - 18:00
Saturday - Sunday 8:00 - 18:00

Find out more on their website.

 

 

Must see in San Francisco

Here are a couple of our favourite places to go between coffees!

 
 
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Battery Spencer

The iconic view from Battery Spencer, despite the crowds, is a must see if you find yourself in the Bay Area. If you’re fortunate enough to have Karl the Fog roll in, it will become an unforgettable experience.

 

Baker Beach

Stretching for half a mile along Presidio’s western shoreline, Baker Beach is much less crowded than Battery Spencer with it’s own special and famous view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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