Top Cafes of 2016 - San Francisco

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in San Francisco, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Best cafe Sightglass (SoMa) in san-francisco for 2016

My favourite cafe in San Francisco city! Atmosphere is amazing. Staff are friendly and helpful. Coffee is bang on!!! You will not regret!

Great coffee, atmosphere and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend!

Hip coffee joint worth a visit if you are in need of a good brew. I enjoyed the guy with the handlebar mo in braces. I ordered wrong, forgetting that Perth is the only place that does long machs topped up, so a short mach arrived which blew me. I think the USA equivalent is a cortado.

Best cafe Ritual Coffee Roasters (Mission) in san-francisco for 2016

Great coffee. I drink a soy piccolo in Australia which is a Gibraltar or a Cortardo here. Nice friendly staff too! Thanks 👊🏻👍🏻👌🏻

They do a good coffee here but it lacks a little soul / atmosphere. Good standard if you need it and usually not crazy lines.


Saint Frank

Russian Hill

Best cafe Saint Frank in san-francisco for 2016

Was a great relief to find great coffee and a great atmosphere so close to where we were staying. Fantastic.

Great philosophy and coffee combined. Latte with extra shot perfect. Good guys.

I just drove from New York City to SAN Francisco, four weeks across the USA. After many awesome encounters with friendly, helpful Americans, especially those who couldn’t understand my Australian accent and where wonderful and good humoured we arrived in the USA’s most progressive and cool city, right? Wrong. A young, smug little tart of a waitress chose to ignore me completely when I requested change for the parking meter and turned her attention to the customer who walked in behind me. Congratulations girlfriend, you are the first American in a month of serious traveling who has been rude to me. WTF? We have already paid for the coffee so we didn’t leave. The coffee is good The other two staff are fine, so 4 points to be fair But Saint Frank left a nasty taste in my mouth Won’t be back

Best cafe Four Barrel Coffee (Valencia) in san-francisco for 2016

I’m an Australian tourist and had great coffee here. No terracotta cup, no burnt milk, and I will generalise and say I’ve found the coffee on my USA trip pretty good 😁. I has a cold coffee, brewed hot and poured over ice - fruity and delicious


CRO Cafe


Best cafe CRO Cafe in san-francisco for 2016

Best cafe Blue Bottle (Mint Plaza) in san-francisco for 2016

Coffee was really good! A little crowded, but that only means its good!

Real coffee in the heart of San Fransisco. Well made but still not to the level of Australia coffee. Also very expensive.

Went here several times during a visit to San Francisco. Consistently busy, but efficient, so no real wait. Coffee and service were consistently good. The food was good to on those occaisions when we got something to eat.


Mazarine Coffee

San Francisco

Best cafe Mazarine Coffee in san-francisco for 2016

What a great surprise smack bang on market st. Great coffee, warm vibe, cool ceramic ware (from Heath ceramics), nice looking food (I didn't try any but the avocado on toast looked so good).. and last but not least the coffee was great. I ordered a Gibraltar which is in between an Antoccino and a small flat white. It was smooth, rich and well rounded. Big fan!

Great place for excellent coffee for any Australians out there. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast too away from tourist haunts’ Recommended!

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