I think we can all agree that San Francisco is a pretty incredible city. Seriously, there is always something to do here! When you are constantly surrounded by activity though, sometimes you just crave a quiet day spent at a local coffee shop.
Luckily, San Francisco is no rookie when it comes to adorable cafes. Just like its long list of sightseeing locations, the city is also home to a multitude of unique spots to grab a great latte and get some work done. While I still have a few more on my list to check off, these five have quickly become my favorites. Do you live in San Francisco and have a go-to coffee shop that I didn’t mention? I am always on the hunt for a new place to be productive, so let me know of your favorites in the comments below!
Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Wrecking Ball is widely known in the Marina neighborhood for its adorable pineapple wallpaper. I swear I would have this wallpaper in my room at home if I could! It’s more of a hole-in-the-wall kind of spot, but it is incredibly quaint and the staff is super friendly and easy to talk to. It isn’t the best spot to get a ton of work done, simply because it is just so small. But if you are looking for an amazing drink and a great photo opportunity, Wrecking Ball is the place. My favorite drink here? Don’t make fun… but it’s the hot chocolate. It is so GOOD!
Okay… so this place is a recent obsession. There are a few things I really love about Cafe Réveille. First of all, the atmosphere is absolutely dreamy. I had such a productive blogging day when I came here because I had the most delicious pastry, an amazing matcha latte and a PINK table to hang out at all day. It doesn’t get much better than that for me. Not to mention, how beautiful is that tile? Depending on how long you hang out here, you could have a cappuccino in the morning and an adult beverage by late afternoon. They have another location in North Beach that I haven’t had a chance to check out yet, but if it’s anything like the Mission Bay one, I’ll bet it’s amazing! Did I mention there’s pink?
Saint Frank Coffee
Saint Frank was one of the very first coffee shops I discovered after moving to San Francisco back in June. It has an ideal location right on Polk St. in Russian Hill, so it’s surrounded by a ton of other great shops and restaurants too. While some coffee shops can feel a bit dark and cave-like, the windows at Saint Frank bring in a ton of gorgeous sunlight. This is something I can really appreciate when I need to focus and check some items off the old to-do list!
The atmosphere is also super minimalistic and bright with plenty of seating both up and downstairs. It is a great spot to spend an afternoon chatting with friends or a quiet morning alone. It’s also not one of those places where you feel weird to be by yourself thanks to the friendly baristas and casual environment. If you are a latte person, you have got to try their famous Macadamia Nut Latte. I mean come on, doesn’t that just sound glorious?
Three words: birthday cake latte. Home Cafe is the gem of San Francisco’s Sunset District, which is a neighborhood I have been spending more and more time in as of late. Not only is their latte art absolutely stunning, but their hospitality is just as important to note. They greet you at the door by saying “welcome home” and encourage you to sit with strangers. Home Cafe is starting to gain massive popularity because of the personal touch they put on each and every beverage, but my favorite part of this place has got to be the easygoing, comfortable atmosphere. I love the Sunset District because it’s such a quiet, peaceful hideaway from the bustling city, and Home Cafe matches the vibe of the neighborhood perfectly.
Jane on Fillmore
Finally, Jane on Fillmore is one of the most picturesque coffee shops I’ve spent time at here in San Francisco. Just look at those tabletops! The food and drinks are equally as delicious and beautiful as the interior, and it’s a great spot to catch up with a friend. Located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, Jane on Fillmore is pretty much accessible to wherever you are in the city. It gets incredibly busy on the weekends though, so if you really want to take in all this place has to offer, I would highly recommend stopping by on a weekday if you can. It’s an amazing spot to work from home all while having a great bite to eat and an Instagram post for tomorrow!
So, which one of these coffee shops do you most want to check out? Next time you’re in San Francisco, give yourself the local experience instead of popping into the nearest familiar coffee chain. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
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