The 15 Best Coffee Shops in San Francisco

In San Francisco, they take coffee seriously. Just like creative thinking, twisting hills, and perpetual fog, coffee has been a long integral part of the culture of San Francisco. This has been true since the mid 19th century when the Bay was first introduced to the exotic bean via companies such as Folger’s coffee company and Hill Brothers.

Whether you're on a vacation or a business trip, visiting a coffee café here in San Francisco is not a waste of your time. Excellent coffee that brings energy and a good mood are found in different places in the Bay Area. So, if you are one of those coffee lovers, check the top 10 best 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 people with Italian coffee, pastries, wine, and beer while occasionally having a music live session. It is a widely known trendy gathering place for artists, poets, and beat writers. The world-famous café serves an impeccable quality of coffee mixed with the best music. You can have their unique North Beach version of an old favorite – a sweet, light to medium-bodied coffee called the Breakfast Blend. They also serve a robust and delicious coffee, Dark French or Dark French Supreme. If you are looking for a rich, strong body and smooth, mesmerizing aroma, the perfect coffee for you is 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
Are you looking for a coffeehouse that offers house-roasted blends? If yes, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is the perfect coffee shop for you. The coffee shop is recognized for its purveyor of sustainably sourced, expertly roasted specialty coffee. The shop sells beans and espresso drinks and you can choose among their wide variety of coffee products such as coffee Subscriptions, Pillow Fight Espresso, Triple Double Blend, Decaf Colombia Blend, Ethiopia Gedeb Banko Gotiti, and Guatemala Huehuetenango Los Dos Socios. You can enjoy all these while sitting on cool little benches. They also sell coffee grinders and if you’re a fan of the shop, Wrecking Ball apparel.

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 at Folsom St, San Francisco. Their coffee offerings come with Black Lion (an organic Yirgacheffe Heirloom – Ethiopian coffee), Dancing Goat (Kochere – Ethiopian coffee), Maiden Voyage (Espresso – Ethiopian coffee), Connoisseur (Colombia coffee), Ogsadey's Horse (Harrar Ethiopia Coffee), Walia Ibex (Decaf Coffee), The Windsor (Brazil Coffee), and Black Lion (Coffee Steeped Bags). Sextant Coffee Roaster is an independent café and roaster in San Francisco, which never fails to serve people with their sweet coffee. The coffee here really tastes good that will make you come back again and again.

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 heart of San Francisco's Sunset District and the shop is always ready to serve their specials to the commuters of the N Judah line. Surely you will enjoy their hot drinks – 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 a bomb 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, hot coffee with a splash of milk, and a cinnamon toast. It would be such a shame if you left this hole-in-the-wall shop by Ocean Beach off the list.

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 with the senses of the arts and community. You can enjoy your Linea coffee and delicious pastries with their friendly staff. Their featured coffee: Espresso, Macchiato, Piccolo, Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Extra Shot, Quick Drip, Iced Coffee Black, Iced Shaken, Nitro, Kiduccino, Hot Chocolate, and many more. Pinhole is the perfect coffee shop with its high-quality coffee servings.

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 just to provide you with the best cup of coffee. They make sure that they find beautiful coffee beans, hand-roast them in their vintage steel roaster, and offer them to you. 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 every guest with their prominent coffee counter, a dining room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Piccino Coffee Bar loves to serve you with their delicious coffee. The love for coffee starts by serving customers coffee drinks with beans roasted by Slightglass. People love this place, allowing them 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
Since 1995, Equator Coffees has been serving coffee and believes that good coffee can create a better world. It started as a coffee roaster, and now they are serving people and customers in different locations in the North Bay, San Francisco. Their best-sellers are the equator blend, the French Laundry blend, the Bouchon blend, Jaguar Espresso fair trade organic, French toast blend fair trade organic, Mocha Java fair trade organic, Tigerwalk Espresso, Ethiopia Sidama Ardi, and Sumatra Queen Ketiara fair trade organic.

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 cup that they could. They make sure that they can provide you with a great cup of coffee that comes from a good quality ground coffee, hot water, time, and a little je ne sais quoi. And did you know? They have the best decaf! You can try their "Ace" Alexander Sabillon Honduras, "Three's A Charm" Coffee gift set, Benedicto Yara Microlot, and many more!

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 destinations in San Francisco offer not only good coffee but also an enjoyable meal for guests. Mazarine Coffee is one of those modern coffee places with industrial space for espresso drinks and pour-over coffee. It is a crowd-favorite because of their fine dining, amazing toasts, and delicious coffee. The coffee shop’s barista makes a genuine coffee, someone who knows how coffee should look and taste like. They offer espresso, including Latte, Cappuccino, and Mocha. You can also try their iced coffee, Nitro cold brew, Pour-over coffee, and Daily Bulletin (drip) 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
This store serves locals and guests with their delicious espresso drinks, excellent Italian desserts, light, and fair wine. Caffe Greco is open for everyone who wants to enjoy their coffee time inside or at popular sidewalk tables. It is one of the nicest places to stop by and have some coffee and their Espresso, Cappuccino, Dolci, Gelato, Insalate, Panini, Birre, and Vino is a must-try. This authentic Italian Café also serves tiramisu, which is the perfect combination 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 coffee offers you a coffee subscription. This coffee shop is fun to visit while having a great coffee time with your friends or family. This is one of the favorites of locals and visitors. The shop offers different coffees which are good along with croissants and food. It would be best if you tried their vanilla paste latte. Or have some of their packages, including Espresso (Owl’s Howl), Blends (Organic Blueboon, Winter Solstice, Slightglass Instant: Blueboon), Goods (Slightglass x MiiR Tumbler), and Ethiopia (Slighglass Instant: Yetatebe Shakisso).

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 is open for everyone who loves to have a great coffee experience with breakfast or brunch. This cute café in Bush St is serving a focused menu of coffee drinks, pastries, and international sandwiches. Delicious sandwiches are served with an excellent coffee for a perfect combination. The café also offers you special diets with vegan options or gluten-free options. Their popular item includes Latte, Americano, and their special turkey sandwich. You should also try their Espresso, hot chocolate, Mojito iced brew, cappuccino, mocha, and others!

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
Four Barrel Coffee is among local and independent companies that roast their own beans, wholesale, and operate cafes. If you are looking for Caffee Latte in San Francisco, this should be the first place you should go. Four Barrel Coffee is ready to serve guests with their delicious coffee plus espresso. There are a lot of coffee options you can choose from here, including their Honduras Adolfo Reyes Espresso, Ethiopia Bedhatu, Kenya Kamoini Peaberry, Guatemala Retana, Rwanda Tumba, El Salvador El Conacaste Gesha, and more! The store ambience is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee.