Top 10 Coffee Shops of 2018 in San Francisco
1. Bluestone Lane Coffee
New kid on the block! I'm so thrilled that San Francisco has a little piece of New York, with the opening of the new Bluestone Lane Coffee in FiDi. Bluestone Lane Coffee offers only the healthiest versions of our favorite breakfasts like, oatmeal and avocado toast. Smaller than their NYC locations, but still a comfortable spot for a coffee meeting or a quick coffee on the go.
2. The Mill
Healthy isn't exactly how we'd describe this neighborhood gem. The Mill is known for their toasts, and rightfully so. They offer an assortment of toasts on thick country bread. Our favorite? The cinnamon and butter toast, with a side of espresso or an almond latte. The Mill is always packed, pretty much at any time of the day, but it's worth the wait for a table. Kickback, read a book, and enjoy the cinnamon butter toast.
Hands down the most unique coffee shop in San Francisco. Step into Hollow and you'll feel like you just stepped into a cozy little cottage outside of London. It feels like their should be a fireplace inside, with snow falling outside. Keep walking past the barista and you'll find a cute little room with more tables for 'working from home.' We highly recommend their homemade vanilla latte, their mocha with an oversized marshmallow, or if you go at the right time they may have mini donuts!
4. Saint Frank Coffee
The Apple Store of coffee shops! Saint Frank Coffee is in Russian Hill, just a mile from the Golden Gate bridge, and it boasts floor to ceiling windows and a whole lot of sunshine. Decked in wood, this minimally decorated coffee shop literally looks like an Apple store. It's also always packed with people typing away on their MacBooks. Definitely go for their homemade almond-macadamia nut latte, but don't count on finding a table to sit at.
5. Andytown Coffee Roasters
A hidden little coffee shop in Outer Sunset area of San Francisco. Andytown Coffee Roasters is perfect for early morning surfers coming off Ocean Beach, or coffee lovers looking to sit outside and sip on a delicious cup of joe. They don't have inside tables, so enjoy the fresh air amidst succulent decorated tables... and, definitely go for that homemade chocolate chip cookie!
6. Sightglass Coffee
Industrial mega-coffee shop in SOMA, Sightglass Coffee is a hipster hangout for local entrepreneurs. The SOMA location is home to their roastery and company headquarters, which must be why everything tastes better at this location in particular. Their 'everything croissant' and special ice coffee is a must try!
7. Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Adorable and sleek coffee shop off Union Street in the sunniest area of San Francisco, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters has the best wallpaper of any coffee shop we've ever seen! Going for a weekend stroll, or shopping around the Marina District? Definitely stop in and grab a cup of coffee to go. A very Instagrammable coffee shop, so snap a pic!
8. Blue Bottle Coffee
A San Francisco staple. Blue Bottle Coffee is everywhere! But they've opened a new location on Fillmore Street (finally!) and it's big! Big enough to spread out and work, read the paper or stop in after a long day of shopping on Fillmore Street. Their known for their pour-over coffee and homemade waffles. If you order both, you won't be disappointed!
9. Provender Coffee
If you don't like your coffee nice and sweet, make sure you order coffee from Provender Coffee sans maple syrup. Yep! You heard right. Provender Coffee roasts coffee and combines it with maple syrup mixed-to-order. It's delicious, but certainly a sweet-treat more than a caffeine kick. Provender Coffee is a quiet little shop in Potrero Hill surrounded by restaurants, bookstores and residential homes, a perfect weekend coffee stop.
Coffee gets weird at Home! And by weird, we mean colorful! Home coffee shop knows how to design a cool (and Instagrammable, because that's what's really important) cup of coffee. Perhaps boasting the coolest menu of our top 10 coffee shops in San Francisco, Home offers coffee like 'birthday cake latte' and 'nutella latte.' You really can't go wrong with anything at Home!