San Francisco is home to some of the worlds most famous landmarks and restaurants. Alongside those and the cities changing landscape, the city is a haven for those who love coffee. Let’s dive into some of my favorite San Francisco Coffee Shops and where you will get your ultimate caffeine fix.

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San Francisco Coffee Shops

Hole in the Wall – North Beach

HITW is exactly what their name says, a Hole in the Wall. Despite their lack of space, HITW serves up excellent pour over options in the North Beach neighborhood. Their location is a bit up the path as it’s up in the hills of North Beach. Those with limited time need to hit this spot when exploring North Beach. Start your day with a cup of Joe here and continue on to one of San Francisco’s prominent sites, Coit Tower.

Cafe Trieste – North Beach

One of the cities most prominent cafes, Cafe Trieste is a San Francisco institution. This North Beach gem serves some of the best espresso and history of the city. Grab a table outside, chat with a local and maybe even be lucky enough to catch some live music. Don’t miss this place.

Jackson Place Cafe

Jackson Place is the secret place you will never find unless you are invited or work in the adjacent area. Tucked away in Jackson Square, this tiny courtyard cafe is a relaxing spot to sip a cup of joe while surrounded by industrial buildings and a plethora of large vegetation. The ambiance of this spot is unmatched.

The Interval at Long Now

A tough yet easy cafe to find. The Interval is all about aesthetic and experience as the interior is decked out with numerous artifacts. Spiral staircase, giant bookshelves, cozy seating, nooks, and a elegant bar. The Interval offers more than coffee and is tucked away below Fort Mason in a nondescript and not the easiest to locate location.

Philz – Original Mission Location

San Francisco cant get enough of their Philz Coffee and if it you haven’t had the pleasure yet, go here immediately. Any of their locations will suffice but their Mission location aka their original shop, is the real experience. Nestled in a lively and happening section of the Mission, don’t skip out on a cup of joe from Philz.

These are only a few of the coffee shops that are worthwhile to check out when in San Francisco. This list could be endless as the city probably has more coffee shops than any other services in San Francisco. I love these ones for their different reasons and I’m sure you will too.

San Francisco Coffee Shops and more

san francisco coffee shops

San Francisco isn’t only all about coffee. The city is full of activities that will keep your schedule full. Plan accordingly. For the early birds or sunset chasers, here are my favorite places for sunrise and sunset in the Bay

Depending on how much time you have in the city, there are some must visit places. One of these places is the North Beach neighborhood. Read my North Beach Eating & Drinking Guide for all the spots you cant skip! I recommend heading here first on your trip or if you need a new neighborhood to explore.

1 thought on “San Francisco Coffee Shops: 5 Cafes to visit now!

  1. Hey, Eric, Dawn here. Hope you’re holding up well during this strange pocket of time we all find ourselves in! Going to a cafe for coffee and food seems so idyllic right now! Here is a link to my daughter, EllaHarp. She released a new single yesterday. And I wrote my very first fiction :)) Time to dig a bit deeper to help keep us all sane! Cheers

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