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

This place is where my love for Black coffee commenced! I will be returning every time I come to this beautiful city & I will always bring home as much coffee as I can! So beautiful & taste!!!!!!

One of best espresso shops for the serious espresso drinker in San Francisco.

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

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

Really loved the coffee here. Perfect strength and very smooth espresso. Service was great.


Saint Frank

Russian Hill

Best cafe Saint Frank in san-francisco for 2016

beautiful clean cafe with cool staff and great coffee setup 1000% worth dragging my girlfriend here from Nob Hill when we were over from Perth excellent coffee - would rival some top places in Australia and Wellington

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

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

**NOTICE TO ALL AUSTRALIANS** The shop is aesthetically pleasing. With a hipster vibe and a huge open space it definitely LOOKS like it could serve good coffee. But do not be fooled. The beans are horrible. Served so hot they are burnt (like the majority of all coffee made in the US). Our coffees were served in terracotta cups... an awful feeling on the mouth. How you serve your coffee is important. Horrible gritty texture actually changes the taste. We took two sips of our coffee and left the rest behind. I draw attention to fellow Aussies as I know we are famous for our coffee and I don't want you to be disappointed. We use fresh milk (none of this half and half?? What even is that?) and we take care in learning what temperature our coffee should be served at. Sorry guys, but you need to do some research!

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

Quaint little cafe in the heart of San Fran. Good coffee

genuinely great flat white, nice crema and not too hot, quite unamerican

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


Mazarine Coffee

San Francisco

Best cafe Mazarine Coffee in san-francisco for 2016

Great tasting coffee, a lot of options including various pour overs and espressos, really central location - was obviously a popular place, but 100% worth queuing for. A little on the pricey side - $5 for a flat white, BUT it's up there with some of the best I've tasted in SF

After 3 days in Salt Lake City was a wasteland of good coffee this was a revelation. Latte was well made with with a really rich finish. Good, simple menu with avocado on toast a welcome meal.

Nice and crowded place right in the centre of San Francisco

Best cafe Beanstalk Cafe in san-francisco for 2016

Nice coffee. Mild bean flavour. Good espresso and latte (similar to flat white, but in a large mug). Good seating if you can get it - quite busy when I was there on a Sat morn. Chilled out atmosphere. Bagels and stuff on the menu. Definitely recommend this spot.