Explore Now: Top 5 Coffee Shops in San Francisco

September 15, 2015

San Francisco has an abundant amount of coffee shops. You’ll never be low on caffeine. Here are some of Joanne's favourite coffee shops to sip a latte, read a book, and just people watch.

Joanne is currently an experience designer based in New York City. Read her bio at the bottom of this article.

Trouble Coffee
Trouble Coffee may be far away in the Sunset area of San Francisco, but it’s a nice short walk away from Ocean Beach (great place to watch the sunset). It’s also a great place to grab a coffee while you wait for the long brunch line-up at Outerlands. This is where the infamous artisanal toast originated from (there’s a huge back-story to this, but I’ll let you find out about it yourself).

Saint Frank
Saint Frank is in Russian Hill and probably one of the most beautiful coffee shops I’ve ever seen. It’s designed by David Baker Architects and OpenScope Studio. It’s a bright white space with diagonal wooden panels - definitely a feast for the eyes.

The Mill
If you’re ever on Divisadero on the weekend, you’ll definitely see the line-ups at The Mill. The Mill is another gorgeous bright and airy space that has a menu curated by Four Barrel Coffee and Josey Baker Bread. They also sell the infamous $4 toast here.

Sightglass (The Mission)
This little coffee shop is hidden away in the residential neighbourhood of The Mission. Sightglass is an independent coffee company in San Francisco. This space is absolutely adorable, and you can choose between pour-over or drip for coffee.

Sightglass (SoMA)
This is the other Sightglass Coffee location, within SoMA. I personally love it here, because it’s HUGE and has ample seating. Although there isn’t WiFi, a lot of people get their work done here. Did I also mention that they just recently opened an affogato bar?


About Joanne
Joanne Wong is an experience designer who is currently based in New York City -- by way of San Francisco (and originally from Toronto, Canada). She currently shoots with a Olympus OM-D EM-5 and of course - her iPhone 5S. Joanne loves to travel, frequent coffee shops, and explore cities. Joanne also has a strange obsession for llamas and corgis.

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