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Cento

Cento

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Nishant T.
    Nishant TotlaOctober 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Small alley coffee shop that's really popular with a lot of people who work in SoMa. They're cash only.
  • Cory D.
    Cory DolphinSeptember 30
    Cash only 😂
  • Diego J.
    Great coffee. Blue bottle beans. Cash only. To-go.
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 23
    Cold brew was good
  • Nicholas C.
    Cappuccino !
  • Drew T.
    The Cento is amazing!
  • kathy z.
    kathy zhengJune 3
    Been here 25+ times
    BEST LATTES AND BEST CROISSANTS EVER. Grab n' go kinda place.
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DinoMay 25
    Not too important when going in to get great coffee, but they played awesome music on my last visit. Had a happy retro rockabilly vibe and that made my experience more warm and welcoming.
  • Ethar E.
    Ethar El-KatatneyApril 28
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent coffee. They only take cash though, which is a little ugh. Blue bottle ftw.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YeungJanuary 18
    Cash only! Small, easy-to-miss shop in a back alley, serving up good pastries and espresso.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧January 15
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Cento" is the perfect afternoon pick me up. John's team keeps it tight.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BenjaminNovember 12, 2015
    Cash only!!
  • Stacey
    StaceyNovember 11, 2015
    BEST fresh chocolate croissants EVER (get em in the morning). Solid cup of espresso. Great staff.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PAugust 15, 2015
    Smarmy coffee makes coffee more better
  • Mike P.
    Mike PAugust 15, 2015
    OMG BEST COFFEE SHOP IN THE CITY
  • Ethar E.
    Ethar El-KatatneyJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee. Blue bottle. Really great hipstery vibe. No place to sit buy great art to look at. Awkward "should I pay or order first" moments. Only cash. Get points for every visit. 200 = free coffee
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 29, 2015
    Not the best, but pretty good
  • Emily B.
    Emily BJune 17, 2015
    New Orleans style iced blue bottle coffee!!! (Plus almond milk) it's the tits! (•)(•)
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoMay 8, 2015
    Go for the espresso.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PedersenApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best small coffee shop in SOMA!
  • Angel F.
    Angel FuMarch 30, 2015
    Remember it's cash only!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WixMarch 2, 2015
    Friendly Baristas, low key, would not know it was there unless you were looking for it.
  • Ashok L.
    Ashok LalwaniFebruary 22, 2015
    Decent place to get good coffee on the go.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HainesNovember 21, 2014
    Fresh baked croissants every morning! Get 'em while you can!
  • Buck W.
    Buck WilsonOctober 24, 2014
    Super nice baristas, great coffee, great vibe. Cash only, ATM next door.
  • Doug S.
    Doug SharpOctober 2, 2014
    Try the Cento, their take on a Gibraltar. It comes in a cute glass and has just a bit more milk in it.
  • Dave D.
    Dave DoolinSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cento is one of those places when you're old and gray and run into someone somewhere and you both worked south of market "back in the day" and connect with "omigod of course Cento was the best ever!"
    Upvoted Sep 12
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    Best cappuccino in the neighbourhood.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BartelsAugust 14, 2014
    Drip and Americano. Small cups, rocket fuel
  • Justin .
    Justin 🍗August 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    If you don't need something to go get the macchiato. Cento bars are good too.
  • Stefano J. A.
    Stefano J. AttardiAugust 7, 2014
    Get the Cento (local name for a Gibraltar/Cortado).
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiAugust 7, 2014
    Cash only .
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HowarthAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a cento! Also I like the cookies and the croissants.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    While the baristas here tend to be less friendly and talkative than folks at other shops, they make excellent espresso drinks and their prices are affordable compared to other places.
  • Adriano C.
    Adriano CastroJuly 31, 2014
    Consistently good coffee and a place to sit in the sun.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FallsApril 9, 2014
    Nifty little alley coffee shop. Detach from your desk, take a stroll and grab a mid-afternoon boost, get back to the office to enjoy that tasty beverage while being all productivey.
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MacDuff PupiusFebruary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The soy milk here always gets curdle-y in my cappuccino. Stick with the cow-stuff if you can.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DelGaudioNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before 8:30 if you want in on the hot croissants.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinSeptember 29, 2013
    New Orleans iced coffee.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WoodworthSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    SOMA's best-kept coffee secret.
  • Devin R.
    Devin RogozinskiSeptember 11, 2013
    Awesome coffee, if you aren't in a hurry
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    uh, it's pronounced "CH-ento", you simpletons!
  • Drew H.
    Drew HoolhorstJune 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring cash. Otherwise, you're the guy everyone hates who holds up the line and the building is the size of "very small", so.
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HoMay 25, 2013
    Iced New Orleans is so consistent every time. Get at it.
  • Dan C.
    Dan CroakApril 20, 2013
    Blue Bottle New Orleans iced coffee
  • Paulina
    PaulinaApril 8, 2013
    Sketchy alley coffee shop. Super nice baristas. Cash only.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaësApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Simply the best coffee you can find in SoMa. And probably the best latte of the city.
  • Pelle A.
    Pelle AlmquistMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pour over drip coffee!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Cento and a freshly toasted chocolate croissant - delicious way to start the day!
  • Grzegorz K.
    Grzegorz KossakowskiJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try Cento coffee. Tastes great and is served in a nice glass.
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