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Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco

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Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco hero

Whether it is Philz, Four Barrel or Blue Bottle, Coffee Cultures or Coffee Bar, San Francisco’s coffee will keep you caffeinated. Purists, snobs, and almond milk latte lovers all have a place in San Francisco’s coffee scene. Given I have been drinking coffee a long time (here is my coffee story) I thought I would share a few spots and stories about where to go for coffee in San Franciso. A double-shot just for you! I feel super lucky to have lived on the West Coast for so long where cities like Seattle and Portland have influenced the amazing coffee we have here in San Francisco.

Where to go for Coffee in San Francisco

Every single neighborhood in San Francisco has great coffee, a few San Francisco locals have shared their favorites in my neighborhood guides.

Financial District
Hayes Valley
Japantown
Lower Haight
Marina
Miraloma
Mission
Nob Hill
North Beach
Pacific Heights
Portola
Portrero Hill
Richmond
SoMa
Sunset
Western Addition

San Francisco is a city of villages and its villagers are quite adept in detecting the good stuff. I know people think Seattle and Portland have the market on good coffee, but trust me, San Francisco has exceptional coffee and lots of coffee snobs. That’s why I  like to get other San Franciscans’ opinions as well, like self-proclaimed coffee snobs, Lia, and Jeremy of Practical Wanderlust who wrote their own post on the 10 best coffee shops in San Francisco.

I have collected a Wanderlist on AFAR with other great San Francisco coffee spots.

One of my favorites is Coffee Cultures (read more about them here) in the Financial District where I work, great coffee, but I love their almond milk mocha.

One of my favorite espresso drinks anywhere in the city is the 190 Kit from the Papa November coffee truck near the San Francisco Design Center. It is espresso, simple syrup and sparkling water, delicious!

A few extra shots for you:
How to order coffee in Paris.

How to order coffee in Portugal.

My day at Greenwell Farms Coffee in Hawaii.

My morning at Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting Company in Seattle.

Some of my favorite coffee spots from my ‘Come in for a cuppa’ Wanderlist on AFAR.

Read more about San Francisco in other stories.

How about you? Do you like coffee? What is your favorite? Where do you get it? Do tell!

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Olivine Eyes

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

I love cappuccinos, but don't drink them that often. I wouldn't call coffee fanatics snobs, I'd call them teachers.

Joy Q

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Next time I am in San Francisco I will have to check out some of the places listed.

Andi Fisher

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

@Joy, please do! Here are all my posts on San Francisco:

Lisa hackney

Monday 6th of October 2014

Now I have another reason to get out to SF to visit my cousin!! Thanks for the great article!

Andi Fisher

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

@Lisa, there is always a reason to visit SF, glad you found another!

Brielle

Monday 6th of October 2014

Great list! If I'm ever in San Francisco and craving a coffee I will have to look these places up. Thanks for sharing!

Kim

Saturday 4th of October 2014

That almond milk sounds so good....definitely will need to add that to my list to try!

Andi Fisher

Saturday 4th of October 2014

@Kim, for sure, it is delicious!