Contraband Coffeebar

Contraband Coffeebar

Coffee Shop · Nob Hill
1415 Larkin St (btwn Sacramento & California St), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
Closed until 6:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:30 AM–7:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Adam F.
    "There is a reason this place has been voted best coffee in SF."(3 Tips)
    Roderic C.
    "The espresso pulled by the owner is one of the best in the city."(40 Tips)
    Audrey C.
    "Great cafe with good wifi and Dynamo donuts!"(17 Tips)
    "free WiFi and Dynamo Donuts""(2 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • donuts
  • trendy
  • casual
  • free Wifi
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • good service
  • great value
  • beef empanadas
  • waffles
  • brownies
  • music
  • fruit
  • chocolate
  • maple syrup
  • dog-friendly
  • fruity
  • clean
  • Eli H.

    They accept Bitcoin!

    Eli Hickox · 1 week ago
  • James T.

    Definitely the most hipsters/sq feet that I've seen in an SF coffee shop.

    James T · October 25
  • MissBng

    Say hello to the new Tuesday!! Good bye cowboy songs and the endless countdown!

    MissBng · September 16
  • Karolina R.

    Everything apart from coffee is overpriced, but the place is super cosy. Laptops welcome.

    Karolina Raginel · September 12
  • Carl F.

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    Carl Frederick · August 16
  • Phil C.

    Great coffee, OK pastries, amazing service. Perfect to get some work done.

    Phil Calçado · August 16
  • Elena2020

    Maybe it was a bad day, but the espresso was very bitter and burnt. Thumbs down!

    Elena2020 · August 11
  • Jiexi C.

    The Blossom is a unique experience

    Jiexi Cao · July 22
  • cami j.

    baristas were friendly and helpful, coffee was tasty, and it's a great place to get some work done.

    cami j. · July 12
  • Victor S.

    Trendy place. They accept bitcoin

    Victor Stuber · July 9
  • Gabriel F.

    Pastries and coffee

  • Lorena

    Nice coffee place in San Francisco but ridiculously overpriced. I ended up paying 7 dollars for a coffee, what????

    Lorena · July 5
  • Becca S.

    Cappuccino or drip coffee

    Becca Shayne · June 22
  • Kevin B.

    A good collection of single origins to choose from.

    Kevin Burg · June 18
  • Ms H.

    Flat white fell flat. Strong but almond milk was not integrated. $4.75

    Ms Helen · June 6
  • David W.

    A nice patron named Jeff. He told me where to find delicious kimchi!

    David Williams · April 19
  • David W.

    Modern-ish, (#six)$ black coffee though, =sad face

    David Williams · April 19
  • David S.

    Wide selection of roasts for espresso and drip.

    David Strauss · April 4
  • Zach

    Tried both a regular latte and a dark white. Espresso great on both, dark white really doesn't have the chocolate hints you would expect. Nice place to work just get there early (only a few plugs)

    Zach · March 31
  • Bommy C.

    Dynamo donuts and pastries from neighbor bakehouse and mr. holmes bakehouse.

    Bommy Cha · March 29
  • Melissa A.

    Baristas are not friendly at all and coffee is decent but not good enough to offset service.

    Melissa Au · March 28
  • David P.

    It's best here. Takes a little time when made by hand.

    David Phillips · March 4
  • Amy Y.

    One of my favorite cafes in the city

    Amy Y · February 28
  • Ari P.

    Cold brew coffee

    Ari Paparo · February 25
  • Martin B.

    Really good Ethiopian coffee

    Martin Brown · February 1
  • U

    Good coffee and wide selection of coffee beans. Free, stable wifi. Ok to work.

    U · January 19
  • Audrey C.

    Great cafe with good wifi and Dynamo donuts!

    Audrey Chou · January 2
  • Dave J.

    The Bali roast is like pecan pancakes and maple syrup smothered in sweet, plump blueberries (remember those blueberries in 2013, like those). Blueberries.

    Dave Jensen · November 30, 2014
  • Ashok L.

    Good Place. Very different coffee menu than a typical coffee shop. Had Dark White (Cappuccino with hint of dark chocolate). Liked it.

    Ashok Lalwani · November 9, 2014
  • Tatsuhiko M.

    Great coffee with standing-friendly desks. Open late till 9pm.

    Tatsuhiko Miyagawa · October 30, 2014
  • Bryce A.

    Really friendly staff. Great music. Pour-over is made w/ love & expertise.

    Bryce Archer · October 25, 2014
  • Pete J.

    Drip coffee was worth splurging $4

    Pete Jelliffe · September 26, 2014
  • Robert S.

    Great espresso!!

    Robert Sami · September 6, 2014
  • d f.

    pretty awesone espresso in a glass cup. the bartenders mustache is a must, you get a free espresso if you manage to swirl it. (maybe not, i've never tried)

    d feles · September 5, 2014
  • Matthew D.

    New guinea coffee

    Matthew DuVall · August 31, 2014
  • Jenn B.

    They offer flat whites and Kyoto-style iced coffee

    Jenn B · August 25, 2014
  • Gavin S.

    Nice quiet place to enjoy a great espresso!

    Gavin Schulz · August 24, 2014
  • Ben F.

    Cool vibe and good coffee, but expect to feel awkward if you don't know which exotic blend you want for your drip!

    Ben Funk · August 19, 2014
  • Taylor C.

    My favorite cappuccino in San Francisco.

    Taylor Cascino · August 17, 2014
  • Daniel K.

    Go to spot for coffee when I'm in San Francisco. Best redeye hands down.

    Daniel Kaufman · August 16, 2014
  • Patrick H.

    Great Lattes and Dynamo Donuts

    Patrick Hunton · August 12, 2014
  • Paul A.

    The coffee.

    Paul A · August 9, 2014
  • Adriano C.

    I go here for the lattes but I stay for the guava pastels.

    Adriano Castro · August 8, 2014
  • ashley t.

    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.

    ashley tevatia · August 7, 2014
  • Ryan D.

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

    Ryan Dorshorst · August 7, 2014
  • Sabina B.

    Great place to camp out with your laptop and GSD.

    Sabina B. · August 6, 2014
  • Adam F.

    There is a reason this place has been voted best coffee in SF. Service is great and the coffee is tasty and hot! Not many places you can get a flat white but it is on the menu here!

    Adam F · August 2, 2014
  • Malte G.

    Wifi password as of July 2014 is "1415larkin"

    Malte Goesche · July 21, 2014
  • Emily P.

    Best music selection I've heard in a long time.

    Emily Pinkerton · June 27, 2014
  • Cassie D.

    Overpriced! The guy that works here treats you like your begging for change when you ask for a coffee

    Cassie Davis · April 30, 2014

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