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

1. Blue Bottle Coffee

9.3
66 Mint Plaza (at Jessie St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · SoMa · 697 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.

Noah W.Noah Weiss: The coffee Mecca of the SF tech world. Cappuccino, a New Orleans iced, or a single origin drip will all serve you well. Surprisingly good breakfast. Get any egg dish, or the fruit compote.

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

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

2. Sightglass Coffee

9.4
270 7th St (btwn Howard & Folsom St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · SoMa · 560 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 An Espresso in San Francisco.

3. Four Barrel Coffee

9.4
375 Valencia St (btwn 14th St & 15th St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 482 tips and reviews

Luke B.Luke Bornheimer: Some of the best coffee and espresso drinks in the city, hands-down! My personal favorite is a regular latte, though the mocha is fantastic. In all seriousness, you can't go wrong at Four Barrel.

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.

Luke B.Luke Bornheimer: Four Barrel is an unpretentious place that serves up delicious coffee and espresso drinks (as well as handful of pastries), in addition to giving you a great view of their roasting operations in back.

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

4. Blue Bottle Coffee

9.2
1 Ferry Building Ste 7 (at The Embarcardero), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Financial District · 403 tips and reviews

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.

Andrew C.Andrew Curry: The Caffe Mocha - Tcho Chocolate is one of the best mochas you can find, seriously. It's perfectly balanced in terms of sweetness, coffee flavor, & ever so slight bitterness from the amazing chocolate

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

5. Saint Frank

9.1
2340 Polk St (btwn Union & Green), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Polk Gulch · 168 tips and reviews

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

Michael O.Michael Ottavi-Brannon: The homemade almond macadamia latte is phenomenal. A really nice treat that doesn't need any thing else.

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

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

6. Ritual Coffee Roasters

9.0
1026 Valencia St (btwn 21st & Hill St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 305 tips and reviews

Charles C.Charles Chen: Best latte in town. Period.

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

Jeshua B.Jeshua Borges: Love this place for the great espresso and well lit seating area. Great spot to get some work done.

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

7. Hollow

9.1
1435 Irving St (btwn 15th & 16th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Inner Sunset · 93 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?

Claire P.Claire Pedersen: Very cute! You must try the iced vanilla bean latte and the iced oatmeal cake.

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

8. Coffee Bar

8.7
101 Montgomery St (Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 115 tips and reviews

Aki V.Aki Velasco: Havana Latte is perfect!

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.

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

9. Ritual Coffee Roasters

9.5
432B Octavia St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Hayes Valley · 101 tips and reviews

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

UU: 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.

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

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

10. Contraband Coffeebar

8.8
1415 Larkin St (btwn Sacramento St & California St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Nob Hill · 151 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.

Ryan D.Ryan Dorshorst: The espresso is good, nice variety of pour overs, and daily dynamo donuts are a nice bonus.

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.

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

11. Andytown

9.4
3655 Lawton St (at 43rd Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Outer Sunset · 126 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: Favorite espresso in the bay area.

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

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

12. Elite Audio Coffee Bar

893A Folsom St (at 5th St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · SoMa · 80 tips and reviews

Simon F.Simon Favreau-Lessard: Their latte art is amazing

UU: Good coffee, good audio, good atmosphere, handmade latte art. Ftw!

Thê-Minh T.Thê-Minh Trinh: Great sound system. The New Orleans style iced coffee is nice but of course you won't get latte art on it :) They have good pastries. Wifi password: coffeebar

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

13. Trouble Coffee

8.8
4033 Judah St (at 46th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Outer Sunset · 199 tips and reviews

Tim M.Tim Misir: Super friendly owner who loves to chat. Get the Matador: half cup of joe, espresso shot and topped with latte milk.. Mmmm!

Rebecca K.Rebecca Kim: The Earl Grey lavender latte was very delicious

Jesse A.Jesse Atkinson: Come here for the famous $4 toast. Hang out outside on the log and enjoy your toast with some great espresso. Also, generally good tunes. Nice staff, but can be intimidating and overly-hipster.

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

14. Coffee Bar

9.0
1890 Bryant St (btwn Mariposa St. & Florida St.), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Mission District · 259 tips and reviews

Rita C.Rita Chretien: Their soy mochas are some of the best and they carry Pâtisserie Philippe pastries! Good breakfast combo!

Zach AaronsZach Aarons: Delicious #coffee with multiple roasts. Beautiful latte art as well. Big tech industry meeting space. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

Alex L.Alex Leung: Vanilla bean latte was delicious. Smooth, flavorful. Personally, I could take it a tad less sweet. Yumm nevertheless!

Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is one of The 15 Best Places for An Espresso in San Francisco.

15. Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

9.1
2271 Union St (btwn Steiner St & Fillmore St), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Union Street · 61 tips and reviews

Steve K.Steve Kirkham: Great new spot on Union St. Full espresso bar, pour over, cold brew, and solid pastries!

Samuel G.Samuel Giddins: Best shot of espresso I've had in the US.

Charles K.Charles Knoles: Amazing espresso. Vegans take note- almond milk versions are excellent.