Blue Bottle Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

1. Blue Bottle Coffee

9.3
66 Mint Plaza (at Jessie St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · SoMa · 725 tips and reviews

KNOW B.KNOW BODDIE: One of the best lattes you will ever enjoy. And the Recchuiti hot chocolate is unbelievable. Perfect rainy day treat.

Pocket S.Pocket Sun: First time having the Popeye eggs, love the maple butter! Smooth and creamy latte :)

Eman A.Eman A.: They have an amazing affogato 😍😍 creamy and rich of flavor 😴❤. Ifyou are a big fan of ice cream and espresso then this beverage is definitely the right choice for you👌

Sightglass Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

2. Sightglass Coffee

9.4
270 7th St (btwn Howard & Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · SoMa · 588 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: The best espresso and cappuccinos in SF. Perfectly sour. Get a seat to watch and smell the beans roasting.

Joe M.Joe Murphy Librarian: Just about my favorite spot for coffee in SF SOMA. Best iced almond milk latte. Wonderful reading spot overlooking the coffee bar. Excellent creamy roast makes delectable soy/almond milk cappuccino

Michael G.Michael Gill: Best coffee shop and in house roasters! Plenty of space inside. A must, go up stairs to the affogato bar!

Four Barrel Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

3. Four Barrel Coffee

9.3
375 Valencia St (btwn 14th St & 15th St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 507 tips and reviews

ed d.ed dilworth: think the mocha is the best i've had in SF. only served with whole milk or soy, recommend the whole milk. nice break from internet cafes

Jason L.Jason LaFrenais: One of the best lattes I've ever had. The space is super cool and the baked goods were delicious. Grab a brew and sit outside on a sunny day!

Josh P.Josh Pyles: The vibe reminds me a lot of my hometown – Portland, OR. Espresso and pour-over is excellent, and you can watch them roast their beans in the back.

Blue Bottle Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

4. Blue Bottle Coffee

9.3
1 Ferry Building Ste 7 (at The Embarcardero), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Financial District · 410 tips and reviews

Tim D.Tim Drees: I tried the latte and the iced coffee. Both were great, but the iced was a little harsh and citrusy. The latte was smooth and caramelly, completely perfect. If I go again I'll get the latte.

Erica O.Erica Ota: coffee is worth the wait. My mocha was delicious! Plus i love the designs they do when adding the milk!

Pius U.Pius Uzamere: Best affogato of my life. Creamy vanilla Humphry Slocombe ice cream offset perfectly by the just perceptible bitterness of the Blue Bottle espresso, poured over the ice cream like bisque over lobster.

Saint Frank is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

5. Saint Frank

9.1
2340 Polk St (btwn Union & Green), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Polk Gulch · 181 tips and reviews

Priya S.Priya Saiprasad: Modern and open vibe with heigh ceilings and much needed wifi. And the almond latte is great!

C H.C H: Iced almond milk latte is excellent

Al B.Al B.: A modernistic, chill, cafe that is a must to try. Try the Winter Spice Latte if it's available!

Hollow is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

6. Hollow

9.1
1435 Irving St (btwn 15th & 16th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Inner Sunset · 101 tips and reviews

Shiree ScarletShiree Scarlet: Best espresso I've had in SF by far. My latté was amazing!

Geoff P.Geoff Porter: Great cappuccino, great pastries (the coconut topped cake- holy shit), and a nice tiny place with a lovely and quirky atmosphere. What more could you want in a café?

Bruno M.Bruno Marinho: Great espresso and super cozy place! Since it is small u can actually get some silence to enjoy your coffee!

Ritual Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

7. Ritual Coffee Roasters

9.0
1026 Valencia St (btwn 21st & Hill St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 313 tips and reviews

Sarah C.Sarah Cruz: Wow, best mocha I think I've ever had! Friendly baristas and great pan au chocolat.

Dawn I.Dawn Iler: Super delicious espresso. Friendly staff, nice latte art. And it smells amazing inside.

Petr P.Petr Pinkas: Absolutely incredibely tasty and perfect vegan decaf cappucino with almond milk.

Coffee Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

8. Coffee Bar

8.6
101 Montgomery St (Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 116 tips and reviews

Cheri 🍓 B.Cheri 🍓 Berry: Such great staff, based on their recommendation I tried the vanilla latte, with house made vanilla bean infused simple syrup...absolutely delicious

Shikha K.Shikha Kaiwar: Get the Havana latte - condensed milk coffee! Their pastries come from Sandbox Bakery, and the chocolate kouign amann is the best.

Len G.Len Gilbert: Great latte! The line might seem long, but the baristas move quickly, yet still do a great job. Worth the wait.

Ritual Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

9. Ritual Coffee Roasters

9.4
432B Octavia St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Hayes Valley · 110 tips and reviews

Vincent T.Vincent Tang: Great design and delicious espresso drinks. Seating for people-watching too.

Ugur K.Ugur Kaner: One of the best popup coffee shops I've been. Great coffee and staff. Pro tip: Grab a Smitten ice cream next door and add a shot of espresso from Ritual. Best Affogato you might think of.

Ugur K.Ugur Kaner: Pro tip: Get a scoop of Smitten ice cream next door, add a shot of Espresso here and enjoy your Affogato ☕️🍦🌞🎉

Andytown is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

10. Andytown

9.4
3655 Lawton St (at 43rd Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Outer Sunset · 137 tips and reviews

Sarah M.Sarah Mitroff: Definitely the best latte I've had in San Francisco, and the sausage roll was delicious -- perfectly seasoned and the pastry was flaky and tender.

Kylor H.Kylor Hall: Cappuccino and Coffee in general is amazing. Scones and Muffins are amazing as well!

Jim F.Jim Fazzone: Fantastic espresso and great roasted beans to take home! Baked goods are always tasty. Staff is incredibly nice. One of the best in the city.

Contraband Coffeebar is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

11. Contraband Coffeebar

8.7
1415 Larkin St (btwn Sacramento St & California St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Nob Hill · 157 tips and reviews

Christine L.Christine Lee: Really wonderful latte, service and latte art. Great place to come and do work, it's busy but not crowded.

ashley t.ashley tevatia: One of my favorite coffee shops. Can't go wrong with a latte or a regular drip. Great place to get some work done too.

Sean T.Sean Traynor: Great espresso and pour overs.

Caffe Trieste is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

12. Caffe Trieste

8.6
601 Vallejo St (at Grant Ave.), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · North Beach · 120 tips and reviews

JackJack: Amazing lattes... Never had a bad experience here... Staff is super friendly, just don't stand around all dumbstruck wondering what to order or chatting on your cell phone...

Aaron B.Aaron Berth: Fantastic cappuccino in the heart of North Beach.

Seda özlemSeda özlem: Cafe mocha bianca is very delicious. You should try it .

Coffee Cultures is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

13. Coffee Cultures

8.5
225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Financial District · 94 tips and reviews

KatKat: They have dairy alternatives here, like soy and almond milk! I've never seen almond milk before :) almond milk latte yum!

Justin S.Justin Salsburey: One of the best almond milk cappuccinos in sf.

John D.John Doherty: It's downstairs from my office so I go here often. Great lattes and super hipster staff who are awesome.

Home is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

14. Home

8.7
1222 Noriega St (btwn 19th Ave & 20th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Outer Sunset · 42 tips and reviews

Iris N.Iris Ng: Eggs in a basket is fluffy, juicy, and buttery!! Lavender latte also cry aromatic and delicious!

Ali R.Ali Rizvi: Great for coffee... Personal favorites are the hazelnut latte, lavender latte and cappuccino... Also the condensed milk toast is amazing!! 👍

Ly L.Ly Le: Very lovely and cozy place to grab some breakfast and coffee. Love the Lavender Latte! Would recommend to try Birthday cake Latte if you're feeling adventurous

Linea Caffe is one of The 15 Best Places for Espresso in San Francisco.

15. Linea Caffe

8.6
3417 18th St (at San Carlos St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 105 tips and reviews

Josh P.Josh Pyles: Friendly baristas and great espresso!

Lane H.Lane Halley: I had the great pleasure of meeting Andrew and enjoying a perfect latte while watching the world go by. Sunny Mission Saturday heaven!

Bruno M.Bruno Marinho: Great espresso shots!