Best Places to Get Coffee in San Francisco


By Jackson Gathard

Artisan coffee shops are a staple of the San Francisco food scene. Some are just meant for a great Instagram opp, while others take their coffee  and food more seriously–here are some of the best places to grab a cup of joe in San Francisco.



This cute coffee shop on Fillmore street is a great pit stop and place to recharge after a morning shopping extravaganza. With a wide variety of pastries and food options, “Jane” is not only good for a pick-me-up caffeinated drink, but a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day. Some of the most popular items on their menu include their Asian chicken salad, avocado mash (avocado on whole wheat toast), vanilla latte, and their famous homemade chai.


Location: 2123 Fillmore Street, San Francisco


Lunch Menu: $7.00-$15.00

Breakfast Menu: $4.00-$13.00

Coffee: $2.75-$4.00


Philz Coffee

Philz offers a unique twist to your average cup of coffee. You can get anything from a basic dark roast to a complex latte, with full confidence that it will be one of the best cups of coffee you have ever had. My personal favorite is their “Mint Mojito,” a fun twist on  the  regular mojito, it has mint infused into the brew and  topped with fresh mint leaves. With numerous locations around the Bay Area, you can be sure that there will always be a Philz somewhere fairly close to you (and if there isn’t, trust me, it’s worth the drive). The closest Philz Coffee is  located in Sausalito. Philz also has a mobile food truck which can often be found on the Marina Green during the day.


Locations: 317 Johnson Street, Sausalito

3101 24th Street, San Francisco


Coffee: $2.00-$4.00


The Mill

Located on Divisadero Street in San Francisco, The Mill is slightly out of the way compared to some of the other options. However, this freshly designed hangout offers great coffee, even better toast, and a cozy atmosphere for its customers to escape the brisk city fog. The Mill is a combination of Four Barrel Coffee and Josey Baker Bread (both local, organic startups). It offers the best in caffeinated drinks and serves the best fun, creative and outlandish toast in the city. I would recommend their dark roast, Ethiopian blend and a slice of their country toast which is topped with butter and cinnamon sugar.


Location: 736 Divisadero Street

Coffee: $4.00-$6.00

Toast: $4.00


The Station

Conveniently located in the financial district, the station offers a great cup of coffee that is fairly close to Chinatown, North Beach and Telegraph Hill. In addition to coffee and teas The Station has a wide range of food options including salads and sandwiches. They serve the famous “Blue Bottle Coffee” which is well known for their boxed iced coffee and freshly roasted beans. I would suggest the Americano and the croissant sandwich with fresh tomato. This great coffee shop is a must when looking for a mid-morning snack and coffee, east of Van Ness.


Location:  596 Pacific Ave.  San Francisco


Coffee: $3.00-$4.50

Food: $8.00-$14.00


Andytown Coffee Roaster

Located in the sunset, “Andytown” is in one of the most convenient spots in western San Francisco. Just minutes from Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and 19th Avenue, this cafe is a great stop for a quick cup of coffee. With accessible street parking, you can be in and out in a matter of minutes with one of the best espressos in the Bay Area. I would recommend either their espresso or latte. I usually do not like espressos but “Andystown’s” is extremely smooth and easy to drink. As far as pastries go, their soda currant scone is filling and complements their coffee nicely.


Location: 3655 Lawton Street, San Francisco


Coffee: $2.50-$4.50