The Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco

The Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco

There’s no shortage of coffee shops in San Francisco. Visit these cafés to get your caffeine fix and meet others who share your love of coffee.


231 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA

Located in Bernal Heights, one of the hottest neighborhoods in SF, Pinhole carries a variety of beans from different roasters. The décor is vibrant and cozy, and there are plenty of books, magazines, and photography collections to keep you occupied. However, seating is limited, so you might have to get your cappuccino to go.

Visitors often gush over the latte art, and the matcha green tea custard cake is a crowd favorite. It’s a great place to go people watching and striking a conversation with other visitors.


Spike’s Coffee & Teas

4117 19th St
San Francisco, CA

This independently owned coffee shop in Castro serves expertly crafted espresso-based drinks and delicious baked goods. They also have a wide array of teas to choose from – Roobois, Earl Grey, and Moroccan Mint are just some of your options. There’s also a large selection of coffee beans that you can buy by the pound.

The café’s cozy interior makes it an excellent place to catch up with friends. Some of the best seats are on the front patio where you can read the paper or go people-watching while enjoying the weather.


La Boulangerie de San Francisco

1000 Cole St
San Francisco, CA

This bakery serves drip coffee, café au lait, hot chocolate, and other hot drinks. They also serve a wide array of pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Bite into an airy and buttery croissant, and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee. It’s one of the most popular brunch spots in SF and quickly fills up as the morning progresses. So come early to claim a spot.

La Boulangerie de San Francisco has been serving SF residents since its opening in 1995. They make dishes using only the freshest, all-natural ingredients they can find. Everything they serve is made from scratch, from sauces and dressings to bread and pastries.


Dynamo Donut & Coffee

2760 24th St
San Francisco, CA

Known for the Vanilla Bean Donut, this bakery offers some interesting flavor pairings that will blow you away. The baking team makes use of organic, seasonal, and local products to create some of the fluffiest and tastiest cakes and donuts in SF.

Some of the donuts are made with a cornmeal and buckwheat base. These also come in a variety of glazes and toppings. There’s also a large selection of espresso-based drinks and teas to choose from.


The Mill

736 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA

Have an almond butter toast and enjoy a warm cup of coffee at The Mill, a joint venture between Josey Baker Bread and Four Barrel Coffee. Their specialties include cinnamon sugar toast, dark mountain rye bread, and black pepper parmesan rolls, to name a few. They also serve a variety of cookies.

The place fills up quickly in the mornings and seating can be difficult to find, so come early.


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