1026 Valencia St (btwn 21st & Hill St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 291 tips and reviews
Joshua Nguyen: Ok, all the hipsters like this place and the espressos aren't bad - but I can't get into it. Compared to Blue Bottle's roast, I always get a tinny, unpleasant metallic taste with Ritual.
633 Battery St (btwn Jackson & Pacific), San Francisco, CA
Café · North Beach · 39 tips and reviews
Joshua Nguyen: A 'secret' spot in the Financial / Chinatown district. Whenever the dude with the long hair barista is there, it's great (they use Blue Bottle beans) - steer clear of of the lady or girl barista.
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 252 tips and reviews
Joshua Nguyen: Unless you're into the bearded "I look vaguely homeless" look - why? The coffee is dark dark burnt dark & hopped up on sugar. It's a sweet sycophant drink that will get you buzz - but not much else.