San Francisco Guide: Coffee Edition

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What are your favorite San Francisco coffee shops? 

I am no way am I a San Francisco coffee expert but I’ve been lucky enough to have some local friends take me to their favorite cafes when I visit. I wanted to share a list of a few Bay Area roasters that I have been to. There is no reason you need to go to a Starbucks in this city unless you’re in a jam for wi-fi!

Here’s a coffee Google map I made that you can download to your phone!

Now for my favourite San Francisco coffee roasters:

Philz Coffee – Not crazy science projects, just an awesome cup of coffee. They don’t even make espresso. A small lineup during peak times but worth it. Several locations throughout the Bay Area and even Los Angeles now. If you love a dark roast, their Jacobs Wonderbar is amazing!!

Philz Coffee San Francisco Coffee Guide |

Philz Coffee Santa Monica |

The mint mojito at Philz is sooooo good

Blue Bottle Coffee – A bit more serious but definitely tasty. Several locations around the city. Their HQ is in Oakland.

Bluebottle San Francisco Coffee Guide |

Kind of high tech coffee

Four Barrel Coffee – This doesn’t look like a coffee photo…but I believe in killing two birds with one stone when traveling. I went to Tartine Bakery (a must in SF also) which serves Four Barrel. Do it and tell me if you regret going to Tartine. I would stuff my face with their pastries every damn day.

Four Barrel Coffee & Tartine Bakery San Francisco Coffee Guide |

Four Barrel iced coffee and cake at Tartine

Sightglass Coffee – Have a coffee and a Hooker’s Sweet Treat. Yum!

Sightglass San Francisco Coffee Guide |

A great space and coffee shop in SOMA

  • I’ve not been to Ritual in The Mission but I hear it’s quite good too. Must check it off my list next time.

Let me know in the comments if you have any other favourite coffee shops in San Francisco. I am sure that I will be going there again and I love trying out new places

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Round The World Girl is a blog by Arnette, a solo female traveler, lover of adventure, coffee, tropical islands, and unforgettable meals. She shares a retrospective of her 19 month, 19 country round the world trip, adventures both near and far, destination guides, helpful tips and tricks for travel, as well as tips and reviews of her favorite things.

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  • Great coffee photos. Love Four Barrel and Blue Bottle. Ritual Coffee is another must San Francisco stop, along with The Grove Chestnut. Just outside the Bay Area along the coast, I’d check out Mr. Toot’s Coffeehouse in Capitola. Been a fav for a long time. :)

    • Thanks Aaron! Next time I go I’ll def hit them up! I wish I had more time in SF. Always so fun but always never enough time. Such a great coffee city! Hope you’re well!

  • Looks like a great coffee-filled tour of San Francisco! I’m dying to go there and sample the coffee, Blue Bottle is probably the top of my list. I don’t know much about coffee out there, but I do know that Miette Bakery is supposed to make some brilliant pastries. :)

    • Miette is a really great sweet shop for sure!! There is so much great stuff in San Francisco, too much for a few days for sure!

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