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

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.

Slightly under-extracted shot. Milk textured well. Atmosphere was good, gentle music in background and stylish deco. In terms of service, the guy serving me was mumbling and I couldn't hear a word he was saying.

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.

Didn't hear my name called, so good coffee was cold by the time I got to it. Macchiato was more a piccolo latte but this is America after all so I shouldn't expect so much. Worth a try

#3

Saint Frank

Russian Hill

Best cafe Saint Frank in san-francisco for 2016

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

I Had a pour over on a single origin from Biryani. Absolutely delicious! As an Aussie I am Impressed with the coffee in this city and Saint Frank was solid and on par with many cafes in Aus. SAN Fran the coffee capital of America?

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

Great coffee, not over or under extracted for their beans. Milk was textured well too. Nice vibe but music was a tad loud and had to raise my voice to talk to people. Overall, beats other coffee places I've tried in SF hands down! Service was average. Wish Starbucks could send their barristas here for training..!

#5

CRO Cafe

Telegraph

Best cafe CRO Cafe in san-francisco for 2016

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

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.

#7

Mazarine Coffee

San Francisco

Best cafe Mazarine Coffee in san-francisco for 2016

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

Coffee and food were great but it was difficult to get a table. Customers lingering for ridiculous amounts of time after finishing their coffee and food. Maybe customers should be asked to move on soon after finishing their coffee and food during peak times?? Just suggestion.

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