Scones and biscotti have nothing on foggy San Francisco weather when it comes to the perfect match for your cup of coffee. Of course, the City by the Bay has no shortage of world-class coffee houses to suit just about every style and taste, so, whether you’re a café junkie or a bean snob, we’ve got the perfect brew and brew house for you. Check out our list for some of the best coffee in SF that’s sure to get you amp’d.
While this little cup of Joe didn’t invent the concept of coffee, they might as well have for San Franciscans, who go jumping beans for this place. Try their mint mojito iced coffee and do a happy dance.
- Mission District. Original location. Study Room. Free Wi-Fi.
It’s almost impossible to think of caffeine and not think of this iconic java house in SF where they brew their beans on the spot. Patrons assure us it’s worth the wait.
- Hayes Valley. Several SF locations. Free Wi-Fi in some locations.
Taste a bouquet here, literally, where you can drink in a vanilla rose latte or a lavender white mocha.
- Glen Park. Free Wi-Fi.
Come here for an exquisite cup of leaded or unleaded – and for when you need a tall order of the warm fuzzies. The baristas here are class acts and you can spy real vinyl albums on the shelves.
- Mission. Bike Parking. Lots of Seating. Free Wi-Fi.
A cozy little house with an understated name where hand-made coffee ice cubes save your frosty beverage from that dreaded watered-down effect! We also recommend the brownies.
Geek out on brewing methods galore here, including the Aeropress method. You might also find yourself wishing on a Dandelion mocha drink.
- Inner Sunset.
Scurry over here to socialize offline with friends or strangers over a piece of sea salt chocolate and a latte. Natural light basks patrons in a glow as they draw, read or chat.
- SoMa. No Wi-Fi or outlets. Two stories.
Talk shop here on the back patio and sip on cold-brewed or hot, pour-over coffee (a.k.a “cowboy coffee”).
- Mission. Special-made muffins.
Two words. Turkish coffee.
- Lower Haight.
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