Let’s face it—coffee is an essential part of the day for so many people who live in San Francisco, and luckily for those of us who can’t start the day without a good cup of Joe, there are more than a few great local coffee houses around town that help jump start our mornings and get the work day started off on the right foot.
In recent years, it seems like a wave of new coffee joints have sprouted up all over the city, especially in neighborhoods like the Financial District and South of Market. Other more established coffee shops in San Francisco that have been around for decades also help fill out various neighborhood landscapes and are always worth supporting whenever possible. But depending on where you live or work, sometimes grabbing a quick cup of coffee on-the-go is more about convenience than anything else, which is certainly understandable as well. But if you’re like us and love checking out new restaurants, bars, cafes, and coffee shops every now and again, here’s a short look at some of the many local spots that have quickly become several of our favorites.
Four Barrel Coffee
The rustic ambiance inside Four Barrel offers the perfect coffee house atmosphere, and admittedly, we also give this place an A+ for their website as well. I personally enjoyed reading the About Us section, but I also do like their coffee a lot too.
Ritual Coffee Roasters
The coffee is fantastic at Ritual Roasters, certainly, but I also really love the atmosphere that their Haight Street location has to offer. It’s quaint yet modern, and the large windows let in plenty of sunlight, making it a great place to work or enjoy a little coffee and conversation in the morning.
Spike’s Coffe & Tea
An independent coffee shop located right in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Castro district, it’s safe to say I stop into Spike’s for their tea just as much as I do for their coffee. And as an independent shop, I also try to swing by as often as a I can, because there’s nothing quite like shopping and supporting local.
Java Beach Cafe
Boasting the quintessential California vibe, Java Beach Cafe in San Francisco has been an Outer Sunset staple since 1993. The vibe is laid-back, the beach is right nearby, and the coffee is top-notch. What else do you need?