The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco

In San Francisco, we take coffee seriously. Just like the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and Karl the Fog, coffee has been a defining part of San Francisco culture. This has been true since the mid 19th century when the Bay was first introduced to coffee via companies such as Folger’s coffee company and Hill Brothers.

For those who need a shot of energy, or for those who simply love good coffee (and for our boba lovers too), check out 15 great coffee places in San Francisco.

1. Caffe Trieste

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 601 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 392-6739

Our Favorite Item:

Cappuccino
$4.00
Caffe Trieste serves Italian coffee, pastries, wine, and beer paired with live music. It is a trendy spot for artists, poets, and writers.

You can order their unique North Beach version of an old favorite – a sweet coffee called the Breakfast Blend. If you are looking for a rich body and smooth aroma, try the Italian Roast Espresso. You can also enjoy their Light French Roast, Mocha-Java, Viennese, North Beach Blend, and 100% Colombia.

2. Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 2271 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 638-9227

Our Favorite Item:

Iced Coffee
$6.00
Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is known for its sustainably sourced and expertly-roasted specialty coffee. Choose from a number of unique and classic menu items: Pillow Fight Espresso, Triple Double Blend, Decaf Colombia Blend, Ethiopia Gedeb Banko Gotiti, and Guatemala Huehuetenango Los Dos Socios.

You can enjoy these drinks while sitting on their benches outside.

3. Sextant Coffee Roaster

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1415 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-1415

Our Favorite Item:

Latte
Latte $4.00
$4.00
Sextant Coffee Roaster is an Ethiopian coffee shop located on Folsom St. They offer Black Lion (an organic Yirgacheffe Heirloom), Dancing Goat (Kochere), and Maiden Voyage (Espresso). Try something new at this independent café and roaster.

4. Le Trio

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 2575 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: Phone number (415) 742-5746

Our Favorite Item:

Pork Banh Mi
$7.75
Le Trio is a Vietnamese-inspired coffee shop that serves not only the most satisfying golden latte but also the best Vietnamese iced coffee. Le Trio is located in the Sunset District and it's a popular stop for commuters along the N Judah MUNI line. Enjoy their hot drinks, including their Espresso, Cappuccino, Mocha, Matcha Latte, House Drip Coffee, House Hot Choco, and Americana.

5. Trouble Coffee

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open During COVID for:
Address: 4033 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122

Our Favorite Item:

If you want cinnamon toast and a cool, easy atmosphere to drink coffee, come to Trouble Coffee. They serve a variety of great coffees such as black coffee, almond milk latte, and hot coffee with a splash of milk. Stop by on your next visit to Ocean Beach.

6. Pinhole

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 231 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 364-8257

Our Favorite Item:

Latte
Latte $4.00
$4.00
Pinhole is a coffee shop that appreciates local art and community. You can enjoy delicious pastries and their featured coffee: Espresso, Macchiato, Piccolo, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Quick Drip, Iced Coffee Black, Iced Shaken, and Nitro.

7. The Mill

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 345-1953

Our Favorite Item:

The Mill roasts coffee beans every day to serve the best cups of coffee. They are serving different coffee varieties, including cold coffee, Nitro, Espresso, Americano, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Hot Chocolate, Hot Coffe Cans, Hot Tea, and Cortado.

8. Piccino Coffee Bar

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Price Range: | Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 845 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 824-4224

Our Favorite Item:

Piccino Coffee Bar welcomes guests with their prominent coffee counter and dining room. Piccino Coffee Bar serves coffee with beans roasted by Slightglass. Locals love this spot, and many folks come here to enjoy fabulous café treats.

9. Equator Coffees

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Price Range: $$ | Hours:
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 986 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 614-9129

Our Favorite Item:

Matcha Latte
$3.75
Established in 1995, Equator Coffees believes that good coffee can create a better world. They started as a local coffee roaster, but they've expanded to different locations in the Bay Area. Their best-sellers are the equator blend, the French Laundry blend, the Bouchon blend, and Jaguar Espresso.

10. Ritual Coffee Roasters

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1026 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 641-1011

Our Favorite Item:

Ritual Coffee Roasters' goal is to craft the best coffee. They also feature some of the best tasting decaf. You can try their "Ace" Alexander Sabillon Honduras, "Three's A Charm" Coffee gift set, and Benedicto Yara Microlot.

11. Mazarine Coffee

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Price Range: | Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Closed: Sat-Sun)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 720 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Our Favorite Item:

The best coffee spots in San Francisco offer both good coffee and an enjoyable meal. Mazarine Coffee is a modern coffee spot housed in an industrial space. It is a crowd-favorite because of their fine dining, amazing toasts, and delicious coffee. They offer espresso, including Latte, Cappuccino, and Mocha. You can also try their iced coffee, Nitro cold brew, pour-over coffee, and their signature drinks.

12. Caffe Greco

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for:
Address: 423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 397-6261

Our Favorite Item:

Greco Salad
$9.95
Caffe Greco serves delicious espresso drinks, excellent Italian desserts, and signature wines. Caffe Greco offers both indoor and outdoor seating at their popular sidewalk tables. Their Espresso, Cappuccino, Dolci, Gelato, Insalate, Panini, Birre, and Vino are all great to try. This authentic Italian cafe also serves tiramisu, which is the perfect pair for your coffee.

13. Sightglass Coffee

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Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 270 Seventh St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 861-1313

Our Favorite Item:

Owl's Howl Espresso
$15.00
Sightglass is one of the favorite spots for locals. The shop offers different coffees which are good with croissants and food. Try their vanilla paste latte, their Espresso (Owl’s Howl), and their Blends (Organic Blueboon, Winter Solstice, Slightglass Instant: Blueboon).

14. Beanstalk Café

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 724 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 576-1966

Our Favorite Item:

Turkey Sandwich
$11.95
Beanstalk café offers a great coffee experience with breakfast or brunch. This cute café on Bush St serves coffee, pastries, and international sandwiches. The café also offers vegan and gluten-free options. Their popular item includes their Latte, Americano, and their special turkey sandwich. You should also try their Espresso, hot chocolate, Mojito iced brew, cappuccino, or mocha.

15. Four Barrel Coffee

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Price Range: $ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery,
Address: 375 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 896-4289

Our Favorite Item:

Affogato
$6.50
If you are looking for signature Cafe Lattes in San Francisco, Four Barrel Coffee should be at the top of your list. There are a lot of other popular options to choose from, including their Honduras Adolfo Reyes Espresso, Ethiopia Bedhatu, Kenya Kamoini Peaberry, Guatemala Retana, and Rwanda Tumba.