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Epicenter Cafe

Epicenter Cafe

Coffee Shop, Bakery, and Tea Room · SoMa
764 Harrison St (btwn 4th St & Lapu Lapu St), San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Open until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Fri
    • 7:30 AM–8:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

Based on 425 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Tom R.
    "Chicken pesto sandwich, pulled pork, lamb sliders, pizzas"(6 Tips)
    Inderpreet S.
    "Great place to work, but internet is just too slow sometimes."(29 Tips)
    Diane T.
    "Try the Soy Latte - another Barefoot Coffee yummy one"(8 Tips)
    Ina L.
    "Awesome breakfast bagel(sandwich) and green tea"(3 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • café
  • wifi
  • espresso drinks
  • tea
  • bagels
  • sandwiches
  • great value
  • breakfast food
  • chai
  • free Wifi
  • cute
  • pulled pork
  • casual
  • pesto chicken
  • desserts
  • poached eggs
  • comfortable seats
  • fresh squeezed OJ
  • bread pudding
  • SFist

    They smear a hefty amount of cream cheese onto a bagel and top it with four strips of good bacon and chopped chives. Chase it with an espresso and our headache and shame are knocked into submission. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
  • Sasha S.

    Nothing is really good here. I ordered a milkshake that looked (and tasted) like wet sand. The employees are super rude (they forgot my order and were pissed when I asked about it).

    Sasha Solomon · October 15, 2015
  • Jessica F.

    Looks like a great place to get work done, but the mental institute next door tends to attract some questionable people walking around in front. Locally sourced coffee. No line at 8:30AM.

    Jessica Feng · August 16, 2013
  • Rudy R.

    It's annoying but kinda fair that they give you tickets every 2 hours to get wifi, and you have to buy something to get it; but it's unforgivable that they switch to 1-hour tickets when it's full.

    Rudy Rigot · January 14, 2014
  • Edward S.

    Great cafe with very nice staff.Shame about the music - bit too rocky for my liking - I prefer the starbucks collection of oldies.Good wifi!Not many vegan options but a few that can be made vega

    Edward Sanchez · February 19, 2010
  • Violet B.

    the cubano. the best chocolate croissants in SF, period. tuesday $10 beer flights that rock w/a roulette pairing of foodz. VERY geek friendly. and no attitude. total win.

    Violet Blue · July 15, 2009
  • Elizabeth F.

    Cute little coffee shop, nice quiet atmosphere. Coffee/latte is pretty good. The people who work there don't seem to friendly or happy to be working there though.

    Elizabeth Fong · November 27, 2015
  • twilio

    During the day, grab the Chai Latte and get some work done at the window seat. Once happy hour arrives, they have some great brews on tap.

    twilio · March 11, 2014
  • Alexander P.

    Has this nice independently run feeling. Not the same hipsterism as say in Blue Bottle, but more rustic/unpolished. The coffee is very tasty indeed.

    Alexander Patouchas · August 10, 2014
  • Mehul K.

    Always a good place to hangout for a bit. Nothing special about the food or coffee as far as I can tell, but they have a nice couch.

    Mehul Kar · March 5
  • Joycott

    The coffee is amazing (get the Cubano), and the customers are too! Some of the friendliest and smartest people in the city hang out here.

    Joycott · December 2, 2013
  • Jay P.

    Their hummus sandwich is fully vegan and their other "veggie" sandwich can be made vegan. They don't always have their (homemade) hummus though!

    Jay Phillips · October 2, 2009
  • Fast Company

    Nestle into a comfy couch at this techie hangout, and you might overhear the next Twitter being born. While you’re at it, order the lamb sliders--they're not a house specialty for nothing.

    Fast Company · February 14, 2011
  • Claire L.

    The playlist right now is fantastic. Gotta admit.. this pump-up music and the cool tech guys to my left are better fuel for productivity than any cup of joe

    Claire Lee · June 7, 2013
  • Carlos A.

    If you know what a cubano is...then don't order it. Otherwise the latte was gr8, a bit snobby but that's what you expect from a SF barrista

    Carlos AD · January 19, 2010
  • Robyn C.

    The food is really great, staff is really nice, coffee just doesn't cut it though. But do try the poached eggs :)

    Robyn Chau · May 16, 2014
  • Nichole A.

    Their americanos are the best I've had in the city. Also try the chicken pesto panini. I come here way too often..

    Nichole Albright · July 13, 2012
  • Food & Wine

    This café uses beans from Barefoot Coffee Roasters and also has outstanding small plates like a crab salad bruschetta.

    Food & Wine · April 21, 2011
  • Luis S.

    Good coffee, wifi and friendly staff. A great place to get some work done.

    Luis Sanz · March 31
  • Linh P.

    How much time you get on WiFi is based on how much you spend. For example, you get 1 hour if you spend $10 or less. Better than cafes with no WiFi at all!

    Linh Phan · November 24, 2014
  • Stéphane R.

    wifi is limited to one hour and you can only activate one device. so if you're coming with an ipad and your computer, that's not the right place.

    Stéphane Rangaya · July 7, 2011
  • Adam C.

    They have Strongbow in bottles - one of my favorite ciders from my home in England. Happy hour at 4 p.m.

    Adam Carey · November 18, 2009
  • Rian v.

    Great spot to work. Free wifi (2 hours) and lots of outlets. Coffee isn't great, but it's decent.

    Rian van der Merwe · August 20, 2014
  • Tantek Ç.

    If you get the cheese melt, be sure to request no goat cheese as they might otherwise put some in it.

    Tantek Çelik · December 18, 2012
  • Pam ☕️ O.

    Now serving Chromatic Coffee beans from San Jose. French press on tap is great to go.

    Pam ☕️ O · August 11, 2013
  • Katie Z.

    You'll need a wifi code for EACH device. You can't use a code for your phone and computer.

    Katie Zechar · August 5, 2015
  • Thomas K.

    Get to know the baristas, they are the best in town. e.g. Ask Jasper what he can do with a laptop.

    Thomas Knoll · July 28, 2009
  • Chris K.

    Food ok, coffee not so much. Better options near by. Wifi was terribly slow and only valid for one hour.

    Chris Ked · November 28, 2013
  • Nichole A.

    The Americano is great- quality espresso beans. Quite a relief from most places in town. :)

    Nichole Albright · October 10, 2011
  • Rene P.

    This is the best coffee shop in SF if you want to work. Free wifi and lots of outlets.

    Rene Pinnell · April 25, 2011
  • Giovanni Walter V.

    great music selection, staff very friendly (cute the blond girl) and good food! must go!

    Giovanni Walter Vatieri · December 9, 2010
  • Motohiro T.

    It's rarely ready at 7:30am in weekdays though posted to be open at that time. Come later.

    Motohiro Takayama · March 25, 2013
  • Diane T.

    Try the Soy Latte - Barefoot Coffee and my tenth free one -- what's not to love?

    Diane Tate (Bisgeier) · February 14, 2013
  • Tom R.

    All the food is good. Chicken pesto sandwich, pulled pork, lamb sliders, pizzas

    Tom Robinson · November 22, 2011
  • Robert G.

    Pretty upbeat but pretty solid coffee and awesome service.

    Robert Grazioli · February 12, 2014
  • Shelly Z.

    The bacon bagel is very tasty and their selection of teas is fantastic.

    Shelly Zordich · August 27, 2014
  • arash m.

    Amazing lamb sliders, fantastic espresso drinks, & nice friendly employees.

    arash m · October 10, 2012
  • Crew

    Plugs everywhere. Free Wi-Fi. Code gives 2 hours (but you can get new codes when your time runs out). Read more

    Crew · December 4, 2014
  • Arash P.

    get a Soy Latte with three shots of espresso and skip the fake sugar - use the homemade brown sugar simple syrup ;)

    Arash Pakzad · January 19, 2010
  • Michelle G.

    The cubano is made with 100 percent pure awesomeness. Soooo good.

    Michelle Greer · October 8, 2011
  • Robert R.

    Great Hacker Space. Good WiFi and good food. I like to work here.

    Robert Reiz · November 6, 2012
  • Carlos O.

    If you are lucky you will have fresh squeezed orange juice.

    Carlos Ochoa · August 4, 2014
  • Ian H.

    The food here is pretty terrible. Just come for the atmosphere and wifi.

    Ian Hunter · June 29, 2013
  • Julio C.

    the cubano is not a cuban coffee, stay away if you seek an authentic cafecito

    Julio Capote · January 9, 2010
  • Alexander K.

    Just had the mixed green salad with chicken. Large portion and delicious.

    Alexander Khadiwala · February 28, 2013
  • Richard G.

    Always buy my morning coffee on the way to work here. Really good. Cappuccino and Cubano are pretty good.

    Richard Garcia · March 6, 2015
  • Samir G.

    Fast wifi and great food. Can't really ask for much more.

    Samir Gupte · March 9, 2011
  • Allen R.

    Lunch of Chicken Pesto. Side Salad. Dinner of Sliders Side Salad. Key to the creation of

    Allen Romero · November 8, 2011
  • Diane T.

    Try the Lamb Kebab - with yogurt, chutney & rice. God must be Turkish!

    Diane Tate (Bisgeier) · December 14, 2012
  • Allen R.

    Part of 'Hang Local' was built on the couch. Have a seat and Google search 'Hang Local' to learn more.

    Allen Romero · May 26, 2012

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