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Four Barrel Coffee

Four Barrel Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
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  • Borys P.
    Borys PierovNovember 20
    Their pour over was pretty good but I don't recall being impressed by it. Passable, I guess? Great interior!
  • Francisco R.
    Get coffee for "here" so you can. Get the nice cups.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FourreNovember 4
    Easily the coolest coffee shop I’ve ever been to. A large wraparound bar with plentiful table seating bisected by bar seating in the rear portion which overlooks the roasting area. Delicious coffee.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FarrOctober 30
    The brew bar is always a nice place to learn about good coffee and relax before enjoying some.
  • Zhanna
    ZhannaOctober 28
    Nice ambience and good ☕️
  • Roddy K.
    Roddy KörnerOctober 20
    I love the music selection. Coffee is obviously great and the service is nice.
  • Carl T.
    Carl TydingcoOctober 18
    Iced coffee is good
  • Michael A.
    Michael AldereteOctober 16
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best coffee available in SF. Holds its own with _any_ of the other "third-wave" coffee places. Great location, especially when you're brunching on the weekend.
  • Adley
    AdleyOctober 2
    Yay, what a great coffee shop with roastery. The filter was really tasty and baristas are real experts! Worth to visit!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GateleySeptember 9
    Great spot, real good coffee & brew bar ☕
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungSeptember 8
    Really good coffee, cool & roomy cafe
  • Bosie M.
    Bosie MoncrieffSeptember 3
    The coffee is too expensive--the $5 latte barely edges out ritual--but the quality is there. Hot chocolate blah, go to dandelion to scratch that itch.
  • Nikola N.
    Darker roast. Great cup of coffee, but the atmosphere and vibe are even better. Love it!
  • June P.
    June ParkAugust 19
    Hipster cafe with ok cafe. Blue bottle is better
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KigetAugust 18
    Open layout, outdoor seating, and great latte. They didn't have non fat milk but it was beautifully made!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MacalinoAugust 2
    Affogato to the rescue!
  • Amber L.
    Amber LutskoJuly 30
    Been here 5+ times
    They're coming out with new cold coffee techniques!!
  • Eugene K.
    Eugene KimJuly 25
    I would recommend the coffee
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 11
    The best coffee in San Francisco and the best hot chocolate in the world
  • Rachel R.
    Coffee is great, but don't expect free wifi
  • Đorđe G.
    Đorđe GligorijevićJune 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffe beans from different sources everyday; still always great!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiMay 27
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm a big fan of the chocolate banana scone with a pour over.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.April 30
    Been here 100+ times
    The best espresso drinks in the city. A cappuccino lovers dream.
  • Justin M.
    Coffee was bomb, and their dark chocolate chip cookies were delicious; just the right amount of sweetness
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinApril 22
    Spacious, but no wifi!
  • Bennett W W.
    Love it here, wide spacious coffee shop and friendly staff members. Also, props for prompt service and outdoor seating.
  • Rob S.
    Coffee is amazing. Simple.
  • JS1
    JS1March 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Good lattes and baked items in the glass case. Try the everything croissant with cream cheese inside.
  • Nora C.
    Nora ChangMarch 16
    Enjoyed the coffee. No wifi
  • Nimalan M.
    The latte here is quite excellent and the parklet outside is perfect for people-watching, especially on Car-free Sundays.
  • Ava
    AvaMarch 10
    Best coffee in sf and dynamo donuts! So much love
  • Pree A.
    Pree AhujaFebruary 24
    Delicious coffee. Perfect location. Memorable conversations.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TFebruary 15
    Ask for their house-made almond macadamia milk. You can get it in anything; I opted for a macchiato. Perfection. Love the slow bar and roasting operations on site, too!
  • Chan Y.
    Chan YunDecember 4, 2016
    Awesome Coffee👍👍
  • Neal S.
    Neal SanchezNovember 23, 2016
    Order a latte and check out the back.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BNovember 17, 2016
    Bougie java joint that spins records and roasts beans. Working coffee shop with lots of quiet laptoppers.
  • Mick M.
    Mick MonNovember 8, 2016
    Pour over bar was awesome! Great shop. Also the bathroom being cool is worth mentioning.
  • David C.
    David Cox-EspenlaubOctober 31, 2016
    Great bike parking, and lovely conversation
  • Loren
    LorenOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    My very favorite coffee shop in the states after much testing. The almond milk cappuccino is perfect.The atmosphere is good for chatting, working, or thinking.The music is good, the baristas friendly.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Arguably the most popular coffee shop in SF. Lines can get long, but if you just want a single origin pour over, you can order it at the stand near the entrance.
  • Hooman
    HoomanOctober 18, 2016
    Nice pour over bar. Lots of sitting space. No wifi or power outlets.
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidOctober 9, 2016
    Amazing vibe
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonOctober 2, 2016
    Watch the coffee getting roasted in the back while you enjoy an excellent drink. It's hypnotic!
  • Ece Irem A.
    Ece Irem ArslanSeptember 12, 2016
    The coffee varieties, the decor, everything.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BogodistAugust 29, 2016
    Love the combination of wood and coffee. Coffee is so good.. And I like the ceramics it goes with. It feels like freshly made pottery. NICE!
  • Sarang B.
    Sarang BAugust 18, 2016
    Pricy, but good "Farm to cup" style coffee.
  • Falcon Elizabeth
    Falcon ElizabethAugust 15, 2016
    Delicious americano.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte ChanAugust 9, 2016
    Interesting interior design, great for getting work done
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartJuly 30, 2016
    The place is really cool, their coffee was very good (both black and latte) and their donuts were just ok.
  • Carina W.
    Carina WetzlhütterJuly 29, 2016
    hippest coffee in the world. buy rye whisky bitters here.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.July 25, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Cappuccino + Raspberry Chocolate scone = breakfast of champions
  • William F.
    William FergusonJuly 18, 2016
    Always go to the pour over bar. Four Barrel has the best pour overs. Also, sit in the back and watch the magic happen as they roast their coffee.
  • Cary B.
    Cary BlackJuly 17, 2016
    One of the best coffee roasters in San Francisco
  • Hanah
    HanahJuly 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pour over in SF. Note that The Mill location no longer offers pour overs
  • Lester J.
    Lester JrJuly 4, 2016
    Great choice of coffee. The chocolate cranberry scone is fantastic!
  • Max
    MaxJuly 3, 2016
    Super coffee in a semi-industrial space. Crowded but not hard to get a table.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJune 26, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    No soy, but they'll do almond milk which is better anyway
  • Elad M.
    Elad MallelJune 19, 2016
    Great coffee!
  • Claudia B.
    Claudia BrennerJune 18, 2016
    Espresso drinks with Macadamia and almond milk blend. Great parkletts for meeting or hanging out. ++ ambience
  • Claudia B.
    Claudia BrennerJune 18, 2016
    Macadamia and almond milk combo with espresso. Our barrista made beautiful hearts in the capucinno and latte -- photo
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJune 15, 2016
    best coffee!
  • electrobabe
    electrobabeJune 4, 2016
    super hipter flatwhites in a coffee shop decorated with venyl records
  • Dakota A.
    Dakota ArkinJune 2, 2016
    This large space is an ode to coffee with a separate drip coffee bar and numerous work stations and high-top benches for the laptop traveler.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchraderMay 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Just want coffee, hit up the slow pour on the left to skip the line.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LillywhiteMay 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The slow bar often doesn't have a line and has even better coffee
  • Arlene R.
    Arlene RomanaMay 23, 2016
    No wifi!! 👎🏾
  • Marc T.
    Marc ThieleMay 19, 2016
    Small but very nice. Good tables to work at. Did not find a power plus though.
  • Emma D.
    Emma DuzhnikovaMay 17, 2016
    Everything is good
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacMay 9, 2016
    They know caffeine here. Awesome public parklet for bikes and casual conversation over your trendy espresso concoctions.
  • Mehan J.
    Mehan JayasuriyaApril 17, 2016
    cool space, love the meticulous pour-over bar and being able to watch the roasting process in the back. from my experience though, the coffee here is solid but hardly mindblowing.
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyApril 15, 2016
    Great coffee and a beautiful setting
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaApril 9, 2016
    Good coffee. I like more acidity in mine, but this is good option. The place is cool
  • Irina L.
    Irina LeonidovnaApril 9, 2016
    Good coffee, though I like more of the acidic taste, but this one is still a good option
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧April 1, 2016
    No wifi so you have to, y'know, talk to someone. Or use your phone.
  • Xande M.
    Xande MacedoMarch 29, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Get their flowerless almond cake accompanied with an espresso. You're welcome.
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanMarch 21, 2016
    Coffee tastings😎
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueMarch 10, 2016
    Beautiful interior and some proper espresso!
  • brainsik
    brainsikFebruary 28, 2016
    My favorite Americano.
  • Vadim C.
    Vadim ChepuryaevFebruary 16, 2016
    The go to hipster coffee spot. For a reason - great ambience, good coffee, can sit outside.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DombrowskiJanuary 12, 2016
    The quality of the coffee can only be matched by the baristas' pretentiousness.
  • Menachem G.
    Menachem GanczJanuary 9, 2016
    Amazing coffees
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    The ratio of Apple vs other manufacturers laptops is about 99,9 to 0,1.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LanzendorfJanuary 6, 2016
    The banana chocolate pastry is out of this world
  • Simon O.
    Simon OrlovskyDecember 21, 2015
    Awesome coffee. No wifi😑
  • Sahil D.
    Sahil DesaiDecember 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They use Califia Farms Almond Milk!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofDecember 9, 2015
    The nice staff will patiently help you navigate the confusing layout.
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanDecember 9, 2015
    The pour over bar at the front is the go. After you get your coffee, grab a seat at the bar at the back and watch the artisan roaster work their magic.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoNovember 24, 2015
    Cappuccino and chocolate banana scone is the best quick breakfast.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeyerNovember 22, 2015
    Too hipster but good pour over coffee
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaNovember 16, 2015
    The pour over slow bar is the pro move.
  • P B.
    P BNovember 13, 2015
    Amazing coffee house. Chic and friendly atmosphere.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SNovember 5, 2015
    A must have one. Four barrel on Valencia is super cool and the coffee is excellent. They provide a separate single drip coffee bar too.
  • Gustav V.
    Gustav Von SydowNovember 2, 2015
    Banana scone!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningOctober 18, 2015
    Coffee. Duh.
  • Luis C.
    Luis CastroOctober 8, 2015
    Amazing pour over coffee. Also great place to work. The atmosphere is really chill
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I always forget the music here is terrible in a cats screeching kinda way.
  • Al B.
    Al B.September 27, 2015
    Excellent pourover coffee here!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SheehanSeptember 15, 2015
    Great Americano.....might have to hit this up everyday this week
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LozanoSeptember 15, 2015
    The best slow bar in the Bay Area! Anne was so nice and really helpful with all my doubts!
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    love the coffee. ditch the pastries
  • Liza P.
    Liza PSeptember 7, 2015
    Delicious hipster coffee! Great place to walk to while waiting for your brunch reservation at Mission Beach Cafe.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiSeptember 6, 2015
    Great coffee. Good for dog watching too!
  • Lefteris A.
    Lefteris AvramidisSeptember 3, 2015
    Good coffee and many people with laptops but no wifi
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Big, open space. Great coffee here...four barrel has a special place in my heart
  • Noah L.
    Noah Lehmann-HauptAugust 24, 2015
    Best atmosphere and lattes in SF
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoAugust 18, 2015
    Tasty coffee, no outlets
  • S D.
    S DAugust 13, 2015
    It's such a cool spot to chill with a quality roast.
  • Stefan
    StefanAugust 8, 2015
    Have a coffee as pure as it comes - Probably the best in town!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KAugust 2, 2015
    Coffee, great design
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MaldonadoJuly 14, 2015
    Such a lovely place with excellent coffee!!
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cold brew!
  • Kirk W.
    Kirk WonJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the water buffalo gelato affogato. Freshest beans and more variety than most.
  • colazionearoma
    colazionearomaJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    hipster coffee is hipster.
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The oolong tea is blissful and they top up your teapot till the end of times.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesJune 29, 2015
    Coffee pilgrimage spot. Tip: go to the back lane when it's crowded. They have another entrance and separate espresso bar there for locals!
  • Bert N.
    Bert NavarreteJune 25, 2015
    Best beans in SF
  • Tim C.
    Tim CallahanJune 25, 2015
    Go to the flow bar and get the pour over coffee. Very good!
  • Erik O.
    Erik OlesundJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic third wave coffee.
  • Cagla I.
    Cagla IcacanJune 14, 2015
    Their affogato is amazing!
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerJune 13, 2015
    Super spacious, great coffee and great for meetings
  • Ben
    BenJune 3, 2015
    Espresso! Just do it
  • Hannes ☕.
    Hannes ☕June 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a conversation with the friendliest guy on earth at the slow bar and you might score a sample of an unreleased coffee.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroMay 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The trick to avoid the line is to use the alley entrance
  • Caner C.
    Caner CapayMay 25, 2015
    One of the best overall coffee experiences in SF. Roasting, brewing, merchandise, the store - everything's a part of that good experience.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TomitaMay 23, 2015
    Great hipster coffee shop in the Mission. Coffee tastes a bit more bitter than Blue Bottle so good for days when you want something a little stronger.
  • Jackson D.
    Jackson DahlMay 18, 2015
    Stop by the slow bar, especially if Bradley is there. Such a treat -- great coffee and conversation. Ask about the origins of various beans, relationships with farmers, anything coffee/tea related.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasMay 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The best cold brew in SF
  • Dmitry A.
    Dmitry AfanasievMay 4, 2015
    Nice atmosphere, great cappuccino, you can see how beans are roasted.
  • Daron Y.
    Daron YondemMay 2, 2015
    Seating is limited. Coffee is good.
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred MegallyMay 2, 2015
    Solid vibes. Wifi free - come with a book or a friend or meet someone new
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesMay 2, 2015
    The pig heads
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissApril 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This may be the best espresso / cappuccino in the city. As smooth as Blue Bottle, but much richer flavor.
  • Marlon M.
    Marlon MolinareApril 8, 2015
    Love the separate pour over station
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarnesApril 7, 2015
    This is the cream of the SF coffee crop. Enjoy a meticulously crafted pour over coffee from a bean that was likely roasted about 50 feet away.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmApril 5, 2015
    A hipster SF staple. Affogato FTW.
  • Yuki
    YukiMarch 30, 2015
    One of the most famous coffee places in SF. Dont expect wifi or outlets, do expext great coffee and sitting in de sun.
  • Le J.
    Le JordanMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is always packed and they have a separate bar for brewed coffee. Easily my favorite coffee in the Bay Area.
  • Aya K.
    Aya KonoMarch 24, 2015
    Great coffee. Many peple is using the PC here.
  • Arlynne C.
    Arlynne CakesMarch 22, 2015
    Folks here are great! Get a slow drip if you're around - none of hem ever disappoint.
  • Ninon ™.
    Ninon ™March 21, 2015
    Lattes are great, as are all the drinks here, however, be prepared to pay quite a bit more
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best roasters in town.
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MunozMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lattes are delicious
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WenzelMarch 7, 2015
    The drinks are the star of the show here. Food is kind of an afterthought.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Edward D.
    Edward DowlingMarch 1, 2015
    Americano and flat whites not on menu board but can be requested :)
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 1, 2015
    Pourover bar was cool.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottMarch 1, 2015
    Best coffee in SF
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SchierbeckFebruary 25, 2015
    They've got pour over coffee.
  • ebru bzgl tncy
    ebru bzgl tncyFebruary 25, 2015
    I tried their regular latte but what a frustration 😢 me and my husband ordered the regular size latte and all we tasted was Hot Milk 😪😪 we should have ordered dripped coffee i guess 😢
  • Shaena
    ShaenaFebruary 23, 2015
    Cool vibes. Good coffee.
  • Nate T.
    Nate TarrhFebruary 16, 2015
    Great coffee and great vibes.
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayFebruary 16, 2015
    Iced coffee - be sure to watch them roast beans in the back!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuFebruary 15, 2015
    <3 Americano
  • Erik M.
    Erik MoeFebruary 6, 2015
    Great coffee. Great people watching.
  • cami j.
    cami j.January 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    beautiful shop, great coffee.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SimonJanuary 31, 2015
    Sparse interior and no wifi right? Though I guess not that unusual. Great coffed
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place to hang with a book or to get some work done.
  • Jonathan E.
    Jonathan EatherlyDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit at the window if you can find a seat and enjoy the people watching.
  • Bolt M.
    Bolt MotorbikesDecember 27, 2014
    Nice vibe.
  • Keenan S.
    Keenan SullivanDecember 24, 2014
    I'm not a coffee person. But they had done good coffee here. Drinks that a sweet tooth such as myself can handle.
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DonleyDecember 20, 2014
    Yea there are hipsters go or whatever... But who cares! The coffee is fantastic, as is the whole atmosphere of the place. If you want to sit down and enjoy a fine cup of coffee, this is the place.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ODecember 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Single-origin bar now opens at 7am
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a quintessential roasters to visit if you've never been to the city, but it's so crowded and popular now that I don't get the acknowledgement from the baristas I once did.
  • Clément B.
    Clément BrnDecember 4, 2014
    Coffee choice, good advice, atmosphere, no wifi
  • T T.
    T TamNovember 30, 2014
    Lots of tables
  • Adam S.
    Adam SchwabeNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a tortle by the register for $1 when you pay. They're ridiculously good.
  • Martin B.
    Martin BossevNovember 29, 2014
    Nice atmosphere, really good coffee
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit up front for hipster spotting or in back to watch the staff roast beans.
  • Derek T.
    Derek TuckerNovember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is true.
  • Zach
    ZachNovember 21, 2014
    Separate lines for pour overs and espresso drinks. Some of the best coffee in SF no matter what drink you choose.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get an almond croissant and talk to the guy behind the slow brew bar, perfect start into the day!
  • Anika
    AnikaNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for: coffee (duh), meetings, offline laptop work, reading, sitting outside with your coffee. Bad for: when you need wifi.
  • Filiz K.
    Filiz KavakNovember 11, 2014
    Four Barrel Coffe- San Francisco CA
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    Great spot for coffee meetings. No wifi.
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreNovember 10, 2014
    Probably the most hipstest coffee shop on Earth: plaid shirts seem mandatory, music from their big vinyl collection, make-your-own coffee stand. But I've got to say, I loved it!
  • Lea D.
    Lea Dessi-OliveNovember 9, 2014
    Gluten free almond cake
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SmithOctober 27, 2014
    The pistachio blackberry croissant is AMAZING!!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinOctober 26, 2014
    Everything's great but there's nothing like cold brew on a warm day
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan StanisciaOctober 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pour overs here! (Great bathroom too if you need one)
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Hard to go wrong here. Currently a big fan of their Iced Lattes
  • YC L.
    YC LianOctober 12, 2014
    Brew bar has a different queue. Perfect.
  • jonathan h.
    jonathan hegranesOctober 9, 2014
    Coffee rocks, but good jams as well. Also, dig the 'for here' cups.
  • Lolosaurr
    LolosaurrOctober 2, 2014
    Lovely spacious place for a coffee. Slow coffee + chocolate banana scone makes a good pick-me-up in the morning. Get a tortle for a dollar as a treat.
  • Thomas F.
    Thomas Favre-BulleSeptember 29, 2014
    Great espresso! With a slight brioche taste.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroSeptember 29, 2014
    I could live here.
  • Harley T.
    Harley TrungSeptember 28, 2014
    Don't add or use almond milk to your ice coffee or later because it looks weird. Or try it to see it... Narrow work benches but great atmosphere if you can grab a seat.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BenjaminSeptember 28, 2014
    Basic hipster spot - outstanding espresso beverages.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodriguezSeptember 26, 2014
    You can go behind the store to see the coffee grinding
  • Steve K.
    Steve KirkhamSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great pour over bar open during the bay. Spectacular pastries too.
  • Markus H.
    Markus HallermannSeptember 17, 2014
    Great coffee - no wifi.
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 11, 2014
    Extremely hipster in all the best ways. Coffee was pretty good as well. The parklet and bike parking make this place amazing.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Their espresso based drinks are amazing. The baristas are the best, perfect pulls every time. The slow pouts are quite nice as well, just hate having to have a convo while I wait for my coffee...
  • Ashley Y.
    Ashley YueSeptember 7, 2014
    My favourite cafe in SF! Rustic and cozy decor - perfect for working or reading. Their roaster is at the back of the store!
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice dark wood interior. If you just want a drip coffee, you can order it on the side to avoid long lines!
  • Thê-Minh T.
    Thê-Minh TrinhSeptember 2, 2014
    Another hipster place, isn't it? But they serve a good coffee, roasted on site.
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The single origin pour overs in the left side
  • Noah
    NoahAugust 28, 2014
    Sneak over to the left side for the single-origin pour over bar. That's where the real magic happens.
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Buy your Chemex filters here! They're not on display but you can get a box at the slow drip counter.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Baristas are interested and informed. Pick their brain (or simply watch them) how they do their coffee. Ask questions and learn from some of the best
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jake Godby, chef of Humphry Slocombe, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Macchiato. Read more
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MiltonAugust 21, 2014
    Espresso love.
  • CD D.
    CD DangculosAugust 17, 2014
    Great spot for relaxing at Valencia! Grab a latte and sit outside..
  • Karla
    KarlaAugust 17, 2014
    Sit in the back to watch them roast coffee.
  • Giulia F.
    Giulia FerreroAugust 17, 2014
    Hip cafe' with a parking for your fixie. The service is really good, try a slow pour coffee - I went for a Guatemala's one - and enjoy hipster-watching.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BAugust 16, 2014
    Flat white
  • Emily B.
    Emily BAugust 16, 2014
    Flat White! Just order it. Amazing.
  • Vic B.
    Vic BAugust 14, 2014
    Go to the pour over section if open: the barista is super nice and informative! (and you can choose the kind of coffee you wanna taste)
  • hunter w.
    hunter walkAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Slow coffee pourover bar opens at 8am & is the best. Get a mug, take the baristas advice and enjoy
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChartierAugust 11, 2014
    Ask for a Gibraltar and enjoy the view of them roasting coffee
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WilsonAugust 10, 2014
    Pour over was better than my mocha. Go for that.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AgnewAugust 10, 2014
    Great hipster watching
  • Praveen
    PraveenAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They make the perfect latte
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Definition of hipster. But damn good coffee.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a latte and banana chocolate pasty then sit outside for people watching. Good bike parking and music. No internet.
  • Buck W.
    Buck WilsonAugust 9, 2014
    Maracaturra pour over is super good. Love the toffee cookie too.
  • Nikos A.
    Nikos AntipordaAugust 8, 2014
    Expresso Bar, bike racks, simple coffee menus, coffee roasted on sight, bar seating on the curb. What can you ask for-oh yeah they added four boar heads overhead, just because.
  • Dan N.
    Dan NabavianAugust 7, 2014
    Their pour over coffee
  • Micha H.
    Micha Hernandez van LeuffenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Drip coffee or fancy late
  • Steve A.
    Steve AndroulakisAugust 6, 2014
    Good atmosphere, large-ish place. They seem to care about their coffee, with multiple single origin bean options and great tasting coffee that's worth travelling for.
  • Graham H.
    Graham HarbisonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing Ethiopian selections for home brew.
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 6, 2014
    The newest Four Barrel outpost is now brewing in Portola, and this bare-bones garage kiosk sports a rustic redwood ceiling, an outdoor parklet & all the espresso goodness of the Valencia St. location. Read more
  • Tom C.
    Tom CoatesAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Genuinely just a lovely coffee place. On Weekends you can order from behind the building which is faster. Not on the menu but they'll do you an iced latte if you ask
  • Jana T.
    Jana TrantowAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    All the neighbors know, hit up the alley for no line and a little sun.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    Though it's located just a mile from the offices of Twitter & Zynga, Four Barrel is a decidedly unplugged coffee shop. No Wi-Fi, no outlets, & Instagramming might earn you some raised eyebrows. Read more
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the pourover because it's awesome, not because the line is shorter (you'll be waiting just as long).
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    Ground zero of hipster coffee. Warm and welcoming feel. Be sure to check out Taylor Stitch next door for a fantastically curated men's clothing collection.
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiJune 17, 2014
    1 mocha + 1 savory pastry + $1 tip = $11. Welcome to SF
  • Jasmine K.
    Jasmine KJune 7, 2014
    Great coffee in San Francisco
  • Andy M.
    Andy MatuschakJune 1, 2014
    Great place to hang out.
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkMay 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have some time go to slow bar for a drip coffee. If you are lucky you might be able to get some sweet stuffs too!
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Need coffee? Go to Phillz! Need espresso based coffee? Four barrell!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order from the back alley on Caledonia to avoid long lines in the front. Open 9am- 3pm on weekends.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BaconMay 9, 2014
    Remember, no wi-fi and no power.
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FreemanMay 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They are so friendly here. It is awesome. The coffee is my favorite as well.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    The quality begins with Four Barrel’s commitment to sourcing beans in a sustainable, ethical manner. It comes to fruition in their cozy cafes, which are sans Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and soy milk. Read more
  • Misha Z.
    Misha ZatsmanApril 30, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    An affogato really hits the spot on a hot day. It comes with burnt caramel ice cream!
  • U
    UApril 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Disappointed. No single origin, but all blend.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WilsonMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the coffee but the compostable to-go lids simply DO NOT FIT & WILL LEAK. If you plan on driving away with a coffee, bring your own to-go cup or napkin the hell out of your lap.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas McColganMarch 3, 2014
    Good coffee and atmosphere, but too hip for proper wifi.
  • Christine G.
    Christine GiangFebruary 19, 2014
    good coffee no wifi
  • Connor J.
    Connor JamesFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the coffee!
  • lisa r.
    lisa readFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No wifi and super hipster scene
  • Michael G.
    Michael GalpertFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They only serve pourovers: M-F 8a-3p & SS 9a-4pm if u plan on coming on weekend come after 11a
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FowlerJanuary 12, 2014
    Get the affogato (ice cream + espresso) for a taste of summer anytime.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TingJanuary 2, 2014
    Enjoy a croissant, baked and delivered from Neighbor Bakehouse
  • Jay P.
    Jay ParekhDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's a weekend, go in the back entrance on Caledonia St for almost no line (9am-3pm)
  • Ron B.
    Ron BoydDecember 23, 2013
    Depends on how your are know here. Even if you order first you could get your coffee last.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FernandezDecember 7, 2013
    Everything is good! These folks are amazing!
  • Joycott
    JoycottDecember 2, 2013
    This coffee shop is so old school it's awesome. Great coffee and great tunes. The cappuccino is sublime.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LaFrenaisNovember 25, 2013
    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!
  • Hiroyoshi S.
    Hiroyoshi SuzukiNovember 19, 2013
    Single origin pour overs are from 8am - 3pm on weekdays
  • Heather T.
    Heather TerrellNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Get an espresso to drink quickly and a cappuccino to sip: the height of caffeinated luxury.
  • Henrik B.
    Henrik BjerkeNovember 9, 2013
    The almond cake... soooo good.
  • Betty A.
    Betty AiNovember 6, 2013
    They don't have wifi
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 3, 2013
    Espresso beans are all the way on the right of the shelves
  • Arne v.
    Arne von Nostitz-RieneckNovember 3, 2013
    Go Sunday morning. But just if you like cueing and bring a lot of time
  • Isabel S.
    Isabel SimóNovember 2, 2013
    Cool place, but without wifi, so... i can't work there. :(
  • Third Eye Blind
    Third Eye BlindOctober 21, 2013
    best coffee in the mission - roasted beans on site
  • Ron A.
    Ron ArielOctober 15, 2013
    Just chill, be cool everything will be ok.
  • Andi G.
    Andi GalpernOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They play the BEST music at Four Barrel. It's all about the old school down and dirty rock 'n' roll, just the way I like it.
  • Charles T.
    Charles TownsendOctober 13, 2013
    Chocolate Banana scones are the bomb!
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieOctober 11, 2013
    Stellar fusion of top-notch coffee, onsite roasting, lots of seating and great ambience. This is one of the great coffee spots.
  • Ashley
    AshleyOctober 11, 2013
    Definitely come here for coffee! Great coffee, great atmosphere and plenty of seating.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    What to Order: Four Barrel boasts a huge menu of seasonal single-origin coffees, so you should let the baristas guide you.
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MonteSeptember 23, 2013
    Service with a smile and no bra
  • theSusyness ..
    theSusyness .September 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Only whole and almond milk available. Wtf. Hipsters drink whole milk???
  • Mighty T.
    Mighty TravelsSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There's free wifi if you sit down near the window.
  • Bonnie B.
    Bonnie BurtonSeptember 16, 2013
    The place feels like a Portlandia skit but they have great coffee! Try the iced coffee!
  • Philip S.
    Philip SieferAugust 31, 2013
    4 barrel SF = the barn Berlin. it even smells the same!
  • Nic M.
    Nic MirandaAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the almond-flour cake — it's delicious!
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Whole or almond milk only.
  • Blackfeather T.
    Blackfeather TanfurAugust 12, 2013
    They have no WiFi.
  • Nic M.
    Nic MirandaAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lactose intolerant? Try a cappuccino with almond milk. Just as good! I promise.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanAugust 10, 2013
    Pour over single cup seems a little precious and gimmicky, but the espresso bar and vibe are excellent. I wished I had more time to linger.
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KulkarniJuly 30, 2013
    Apricot Cardamom Donut and a pour-over. BYOWifi.
  • Corina G.
    Corina GaytanJuly 29, 2013
    They don't have any kind of tea :(
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 24, 2013
    Start the day off right here in the Mission District. A macchiato or pour over will work, watching the place fill up quickly.
  • Angel S.
    Angel SauceJuly 21, 2013
    Flour-less almond cake was good! Cappuccino was not good, very bitter and I did not enjoy it. The girl that works the four barrel coffee stand inside was rude. Not worth coming back.
  • Yulichka D.
    Yulichka DJuly 16, 2013
    Good coffee, tasty cookies
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GregsonJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee and atmosphere. Bonus points for having powder soap in the bathroom. My favorite!
  • Nikki R.
    Nikki RappaportJuly 7, 2013
    The banana scone is awesome.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FisherJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They use Straus milk, their staff is knowledgeable, they serve affogato, and their coffee is fantastic. Go here.
  • Tony H.
    Tony HuangJuly 4, 2013
    Only homogeneous milk or almond milk with espresso.
  • @irabrianmiller
    @irabrianmillerJune 30, 2013
    Most generic tip ever: get the coffee.
  • irishboyinlondon
    irishboyinlondonJune 17, 2013
    Amazing coffee, great staff and good music! Will definitely be back!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChairezJune 16, 2013
    Holy grail of hipster coffee places
  • InExile
    InExileJune 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Kouign aman from B Patisserie! Yes and I'm not sharing!
  • Greg T.
    Greg TakayamaMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    On Saturdays, skip the 20 people in line and go to the bar on the back side.
  • Taka T.
    Taka TMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Kouign Amann
  • Yisha Z.
    Yisha ZhangApril 27, 2013
    All comment on coffee. I'll take a different angle. Take the one you like here. Get coffee, grab a table inside, sit down and u will find how close u r to each other. Unexpected hipster dating spot.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RobinsonApril 22, 2013
    Come for the great coffee, stay for the taxidermy and aggressive facial hair stylings. Also bountiful parking for your fixie.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StalderApril 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The $2 drip coffee is the best cup of coffee in San Francisco.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HillApril 4, 2013
    Overrated. Really bad hot chocolate and average coffee. The cookies are the only good thing about this cafe
  • Richard T.
    Richard TitusMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The donuts are to die for!
  • Jim B.
    Jim BarcelonaMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't order a tall latté. They will kill you.
  • Sabina H.
    Sabina HuqMarch 23, 2013
    Wow! This place knows their coffee!!
  • Gris C.
    Gris CuevasMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot Chocolate 
  • Kait M.
    Kait McKeeMarch 3, 2013
    Amazing apple coffee cake!
  • Justin .
    Justin 🐙March 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't mess around, get espresso or a macchiato.
  • Z
    ZFebruary 27, 2013
    "some of the best cappuccinos, espressos and pour-overs in the city"
  • Micaila T.
    Micaila TaylorFebruary 24, 2013
    The Cafe Mocha was quite good; very mellow and not overpowered with sweetness. The Chocolate Claw was delicious. Well worth the trip!
  • Antonio A.
    Antonio AltamiranoFebruary 21, 2013
    Dress really hipster.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hipster heaven! Also, great lattes.
  • Marsiblio's T.
    Marsiblio's TrattoriaJanuary 25, 2013
    Try the Turkey Carbonara - Turkey, pancetta and asparagus carbonara with spaghetti alla chittara
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? A cup of 4B coffee, a chocolate rose donut, and a smile from the cute/friendly staff will fix you right up.
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GJanuary 22, 2013
    I come here for the coffee and the fun. Not sure how people are even able to work, it's crowded!
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LinJanuary 20, 2013
    They serve coffee at the back too! Avoid lines!
  • Frances M.
    Frances McWhorterJanuary 20, 2013
    Go to the back and get coffee without having to wait in line!!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BownsJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Get whatever the drip coffee bar person thinks is the best coffee. You'll have a good time.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TJanuary 13, 2013
    Espresso or drip coffee-both are excellent!!
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'ConnorJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best pour-over in town. Best mocha too.
  • Maira M.
    Maira McDermottJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Classiest pee of my life.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SessaDecember 30, 2012
    If you are reading this in the line, you should know that you can get stuff for takeout from the back.
  • Ana O.
    Ana ODecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Relevant art on the walls
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Oma suosikkikahvilani kaupungissa. Normaalin jonon sijaan suuntaisin "slow coffee" ständille ja kyselisin baristalta hieman mitä kannattaa ottaa, juttua lähtee :)
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SchulteNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No soy milk, only almond milk.
  • Allen
    AllenNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee snobbery never tasted so good. Take the time and check out f their pour over bar.
  • Burak Yiğit K.
    Burak Yiğit KayaNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go try fresh filter coffees instead of getting in the line for classics.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.November 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On the 7x7 list and delish! kouign amann!
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BattagliaNovember 6, 2012
    Hipsterest place in SF.
  • Tobi B.
    Tobi BoingOctober 31, 2012
    The pour-overs are great! Grab a seat outside next to the bike stands.
  • Tobi B.
    Tobi BoingOctober 30, 2012
    Slow coffee!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GlassOctober 30, 2012
    Try the Cafe Latte
  • Dejana B.
    Dejana B.October 28, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    No line at the back alley entrance on weekends.
  • Jackson D.
    Jackson DavisOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On weekends they open an area in the back on Caledonia Alley. Only 1 barista, but no lines so ends up being far faster
  • James D.
    James Duryea IIIOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best mass brewed cup of coffee in SF . Contraband for single pour on nob hill
  • Trucy
    TrucySeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Chocolate banana scone
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasSeptember 25, 2012
    Cool dead animals. No wifi
  • Sachin A.
    Sachin AgarwalSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes the slow bar is closed. :( then you've wasted a trip.
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee so far, but Sex and the city customers.
  • Trucy
    TrucySeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Kouign-Amann
  • Brommabo
    BrommaboAugust 29, 2012
    Both great cappuccinos and drip coffee on order with big selection. You can sit and see the rosting.
  • Nivi
    NiviAugust 18, 2012
    What kind of coffee shop doesn't have wi-fi??
  • Zach W.
    Zach WillettAugust 18, 2012
    Americano straight. Amazing.
  • Nicholas P.
    Nicholas PritchettAugust 8, 2012
    They don't accept AMEX but overall the shop is great. Nice atmosphere, quality products.
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinAugust 6, 2012
    Try the Cappuccino
  • Mehdi A.
    Mehdi Ait oufkirJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    On weekends, go in the back alley to cut the line.
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJuly 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The line is shorter in the back (if open).
  • David P.
    David PascualJuly 13, 2012
    my favorite coffee spot in the city, plus they have dynamo doughnuts!
  • aerin w.
    aerin willeyJuly 5, 2012
    I wish I wish the pig heads weren't there staring down at us forever but the hot coffee grinders make up for it. And no wireless. Someone is on to something wonderful.
  • Joan L.
    Joan LaJune 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They know their coffee. Go go go. Try anything, everything. :)
  • Bernard
    BernardJune 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Cappuccino
  • Gisela B.
    Gisela BeckermannJune 19, 2012
    Enjoying the music and watching all the people
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenJune 17, 2012
    The Americano and Macchiato were both excellent.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LuiJune 15, 2012
    Try the Cafe Latte
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check for pop ups in the alley entrance. Today it was b.patisserie with awesome pastries
  • Keeg ✨
    Keeg ✨June 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Simply the best coffee.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MallaneyJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee by the cup bar closes at 3! Make sure to get in before then so you can try something special.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Shroom tart had me coming back
  • Zack🍕🍕
    Zack🍕🍕June 7, 2012
    Really, really, really good coffee. Awesome bike racks outside too.
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertJune 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's the weekend, skip the line & grab your fix from the back alley. Download Pay with Square to pay w/ your name bc cash is so 2010.
  • Hanako K.
    Hanako KakutaMay 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee and great smell. No wifi. Good place to read.
  • Beau H.
    Beau HaleMay 15, 2012
    54. Kouign Amann
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderMay 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    One of several excellent places to get coffee drinks in the Mish.
  • Sveti
    SvetiMay 5, 2012
    On the weekend, prepare for a longer wait. The coffee is well worth it!
  • Seth B.
    Seth BannonMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not add dairy to your coffee, lest you be judged by the staff.
  • Mar d.
    Mar de OjedaApril 28, 2012
    The best coffee in S.F
  • Heike
    HeikeApril 16, 2012
    If you're European and craving for a good coffee - or at least something close to coffee - this spot will definitely suit your needs! It saved my day!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiApril 14, 2012
    No power or Internet, so bring your cellphone 4g and 10 hour mini-book.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LawsonApril 11, 2012
    Get your beard out of my coffee.
  • Ismail
    IsmailApril 8, 2012
    Try the slow drip Rwanda Nyamasheke Shangi. It's flavor rich!
  • Daniela
    DanielaApril 5, 2012
    Judge. Everyone.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PopeApril 2, 2012
    Their normal espresso blend is too fruity for me. However you can try other types of coffee beans at the "slow coffee bar".
  • Mimi
    MimiApril 2, 2012
    Check out the bike racks outside. Great design -- other urban cities can learn from these!
  • Maria G.
    Maria GrinevaApril 1, 2012
    Wait 12-15 mins for your coffee. Baristas pretend to look like Europeans
  • Dave H.
    Dave HMarch 15, 2012
    No wifi or AT&T signal, come prepared to chillax and soak in the Mission.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DunscombMarch 12, 2012
    Clever art
  • Tom H.
    Tom HMarch 9, 2012
    snort some coffee grounds.
  • Tal S.
    Tal SafranMarch 1, 2012
    Awesome awesome coffee. No wifi. Huge lines on the weekend. Very punk.
  • Kristina A.
    Kristina AcademiaFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Cafe Latte
  • Frode T.
    Frode ThorenFebruary 7, 2012
    Get WiFi for ur patrons!
  • Frode T.
    Frode ThorenFebruary 7, 2012
    One of the coolest coffee shops around.
  • Kidhack
    KidhackFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Impressed by the iced mocha. Dark chocolate, not too much milk, good espresso. Some chocolate separation, but solid otherwise,
  • Karey Ann G.
    Karey Ann GardunoFebruary 1, 2012
    Wait. How the **ck can you NOT have wifi??? This is the heart of sf hipsterdom, damn it!!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoJanuary 30, 2012
    Try one of the slow-drips if the line is too long at the main counter. Read more
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the kouign amann is delicious. Yum!
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Another great, cold brewed iced coffee!
  • Jake P.
    Jake PosesJanuary 15, 2012
    See how many hipsters you can count
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Decent enough - a hit or miss with the baristas. Good space but no outlets for work -- but who wants to work in a noisy hipster coffee shop anyways?
  • Billy T.
    Billy TerrellDecember 28, 2011
    Every month or so they have an informative "Brewing Better Coffee at Home" class. Ask about it at the counter!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DawkinsDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Australian-friendly, one of the few cafes that knows how to make a flat white.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestDecember 23, 2011
    1. Grab a cup of some of the best coffee in town 2. Sit back, download me for free, and enjoy discovering your next favorite band (bonus: use your new music knowledge to impress a hot hipster!)
  • Jack C.
    Jack CurryDecember 18, 2011
    I respect any place that tastefully uses Foundry Gridnik
  • Louis A.
    Louis AlvarezDecember 10, 2011
    My first time trying it. I will be coming back soon
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tip your baristas as much (or more than) as your bartenders.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BakerNovember 28, 2011
    great Coffee - no wi-fi Read more
  • Laura C.
    Laura CNovember 17, 2011
    Four Barrel Coffee is all the rage at the moment and for good reason, the coffee is excellent.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MorganNovember 5, 2011
    Most undeserving of a four square place award.
  • Mil4n S.
    Mil4n SOctober 30, 2011
    A must visit place when in SF! Even if you don't drink coffee :)
  • Solia M.
    Solia Martinez-JacobsOctober 29, 2011
    This place is so hipster it makes me want to cry.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BiltonOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own WiFi, but if you forget, you can sometimes get smidgens of Internets in the very front.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BaptistSeptember 27, 2011
    Hang a left and try a pour-over Read more
  • @DavidCruiseSF
    @DavidCruiseSFSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really amazing coffee and NO public WiFi so you can enjoy it without being surrounded by laptop zombies!
  • Tristan O.
    Tristan O'TierneySeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The made to order drip coffee bar here is one of the best.
  • Sha A.
    Sha AkbarSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great coffee. great doughnuts. and some cool looking heads ... boar heads, that's is, featured on the left side wall.
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley HodgsonAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Other Coffee Shop. This place is totally solid (as well as Ritual), but I always get confused about where it is... I have no idea why since it's on the same street as Ritual.
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Happiest hipsters on the planet :-D
  • Michael D.
    Michael DwyerAugust 23, 2011
    Coffee roasted on the premises. Spontaneous tastings have been known to occur. Very hip and fashionable crowd here.
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Really good coffee place on Valencia Street. Usually room to work with your laptop or just hang around at people park in front of the place. A must visit during a sunny afternoon
  • Paul A.
    Paul AAugust 17, 2011
    Get an urn of coffee for an event.. Call ahead for it. They're generous in quantity.
  • Iain N.
    Iain NewtonAugust 17, 2011
    Unbelievably good coffee.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 17, 2011
    Get an espresso drink crafted by dedicated baristas - some of the best coffee in the city
  • Jereme M.
    Jereme MonteauAugust 16, 2011
    Get an amazing pour-over at the slow bar. Take the brewing class.
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    While in line, guesstimate the length of the bearded man's beard. :-)
  • David G.
    David GreenAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    one of the Best Cap's you'll find in SF! Read more
  • Marco P.
    Marco PifferiJuly 24, 2011
    My cappuccino was not very good: the coffee was too strong and almost no frothed milk.
  • Mo K.
    Mo KudekiJuly 23, 2011
    The bathroom is crazy. Picture of caribou on the floor, photo booth photos on the wall, and granular dry soap?? Wtf. Awesome.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HelbigJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee in SF. Truth.
  • Row M.
    Row M.July 16, 2011
    Great coffee with pastries to match. Ham & cheese pop-tart is awesome. So flaky!
  • Lisette E.
    Lisette ElizaldeJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Order a latte, sit down and enjoy the tunes *which are actual records!!!* + 10 points for that... love walking here on a break from work.
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very good pastry and donut selection, and easily top 3 coffee makers in SF.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CatapanoJune 20, 2011
    FYI: no wifi
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicJune 15, 2011
    Try the Affogato, espresso and ice cream! Yum! Read more
  • Vasily M.
    Vasily MJune 13, 2011
    They roast coffee in the back. Tasty. Read more
  • Ayaka N.
    Ayaka NonakaJune 10, 2011
    Grab a latté and an interesting flavored Dynamo Donut of your choice, sit by the window, and people watch.
  • Jose A.
    Jose AriasJune 9, 2011
    Sit in the back and watch your beans get roasted!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A pretentious coffe-lovers wet dream. Delicious, organic, hand-crafted, fair trade coffee. Read more
  • David P.
    David PragerMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    enjoy the boars heads on the wall to the left as you wait in line
  • Devin N.
    Devin NeeMay 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Since your at Four Barrel look for the NomNom Weekends menu for amazing freshly made gourmet food items that just might blow your mind.
  • Bri F.
    Bri FairleyMay 8, 2011
    All of the other tips say cash only, but I paid with a credit card without a problem.
  • Rio
    RioMay 7, 2011
    One of my favourite places in SF
  • Anna D.
    Anna DApril 30, 2011
    Try the huckleberry donut - delish!!
  • Kevin ⚡.
    Kevin ⚡ LiuApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the coffee from the meth lab!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmoklerApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a mural on the floor (not the walls or the ceiling) of the restroom.
  • Dot R.
    Dot RApril 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For the antipodean coffee fans (or the curious): ask for an off-the-menu Flat White - a fair number of the baristas can make them.
  • Ian F.
    Ian FApril 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    you can bring your dog in here
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiApril 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    No better way to start (or end) the day.
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChanMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ignore the no dog sign. I don't, but everyone else does. They don't enforce it.
  • Mark F.
    Mark FiskeMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't try to go tarzan-core on the rope lighting. Apparently it is NOT load-bearing.
  • Sherilynn M.
    Sherilynn MacaleMarch 9, 2011
    Hipster world.
  • Ace A.
    Ace AguirreMarch 8, 2011
    Record Player only. LP forever!
  • Harley C.
    Harley CooperFebruary 14, 2011
    Avoid smelling the hipsters that overrun the place.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GreenbaumJanuary 30, 2011
    Very confusing setup and ordering process
  • Helplinelaw G.
    Helplinelaw GuptaJanuary 29, 2011
    Free Listings of San Francisco law firm lawyers on helplinelaw.com as a free ! ! ! !
  • Austin H.
    Austin HastingsJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    affogato! beer icecream espresso magic
  • Tom H.
    Tom Hughes-CroucherJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Slow bar is the way. Get into the good stuff and try the single origins.
  • Flynn M.
    Flynn M.January 17, 2011
    Always seats available. Lattes worth traveling for. Considered moving to be closer.
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get your caffeine via the beer ice cream affogato. (Affogato is Italian for FTW).
  • Reno
    RenoDecember 31, 2010
    Lots of great roasters (ritual, blue bottle, etc) but Four Barrel beans are incredible. The crowds is uber mission trendy. get a good grinder and make a nice cupper.
  • Antony M.
    Antony McGregor DeyDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Hipsters are the children of babyboomers who succeeded, basically Hippies with money
  • Reno
    RenoDecember 5, 2010
    i buy my beans here all the time - better than ritual, blue bottle. became a self proclaimed barista and the beans, grinder and machine plus techniques make the coffee - cool place too. up there with
  • Sew
    SewDecember 1, 2010
    The Americano. A classic.
  • Kyre .
    Kyre 💃November 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    have everything, because you won't find better anything. bonus: unlike nearby rivals, the staff here smile readily and wash their faces regularly.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    bring a pen and unruled notebook. sketch, brainstorm, and create the future while sipping a soy latte.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MarkhamNovember 5, 2010
    The "slow bar" is where it's at here. You can order a small selection of some of their best coffees as pour over drip or as a single-origin espresso. Try he same coffee both ways.
  • Tom H.
    Tom Hughes-CroucherOctober 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The "slow coffee" bar is often faster than the regular line. Try refining your coffee palette and ask for tips on how to taste the single plantations
  • Konstantin G.
    Konstantin GredeskoulOctober 16, 2010
    Bring your smug mask, as not get poisoned by the hipstergas :-)
  • Sutha K.
    Sutha KamalOctober 3, 2010
    Best Americano in the city.
  • Trucy
    TrucySeptember 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The toffee chip cookies are delectable, buttery circles of happiness. They don't sell them every day, though!
  • Fatima
    FatimaAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite coffee shops in the city! GO!
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.August 18, 2010
    Good espresso, but be warned: there are hipsters everywhere.
  • @marycray
    @marycrayAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    my dogs love the flaky crumbs on the floor. I love walking in and hearing Ozzie on the record player.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FriedbergJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bomb
  • John M.
    John McDowellJuly 6, 2010
    No Wi-fi... Too corporate for the Mission hipsters.
  • Manolis K.
    Manolis KounelakisJune 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Music from vinyl records!
  • Vanessa H.
    Vanessa HansenJune 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try a soy cappuccino with a toffee cookie. delicious!
  • Nissa A.
    Nissa AnklesariaMay 11, 2010
    Bring cash, they don't take cash!
  • GOOD
    GOODApril 22, 2010
    Mean coffee. Read more
  • Marc-Oliver
    Marc-OliverApril 16, 2010
    Very cool music. Try the espresso machiatto with vanilla ice cream.
  • Jean S.
    Jean ShirkApril 7, 2010
    Disregard the severed heads. (wild boars)
  • Amber Z.
    Amber ZuckswertMarch 23, 2010
    soy cappuccino on a sunny day is making my life right now. Their homemade donuts looking amazing as well. Chocolate spice? yum. Too bad I don't eat donuts :D
  • Cafe Lawyer
    Cafe LawyerMarch 21, 2010
    Trust me, I am a Cafe Lawyer, you will love Four Barrel Coffee. They keep it to the basic: dark rich aromatic coffee severed with style. Read more
  • Brooks J.
    Brooks JordanMarch 19, 2010
    Brought Janie Brooks of Brooks Wines! Lattes baby.
  • Derek L.
    Derek LindnerMarch 17, 2010
    Dynamo chocolate-spice doughnut and a macchiato
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SzostakMarch 10, 2010
    The new best cup of coffee in San Francisco. Better than Blue Bottle, better than Revolution, and better than Philz. Read more
  • Dorian R.
    Dorian RhodesMarch 9, 2010
    tempting tho' the coffee smelled, I didn't stay due to a lack of comfortable seating; which may have been less of an issue w/interesting people-watching but it's a block away from Valencia's goings-on Read more
  • Frozen K.
    Frozen KuhsterdMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a Mocha then grab yourself a Dynamo Donut or an Anthony's Cookie out of the glass case.
  • RyRy H.
    RyRy HeartbreakerMarch 3, 2010
    She looked at me, puzzled as she pushed the coffee toward me, and said "sorry, we don't take credit cards." My heart dropped "Oh! Tragic day!" I cried... She just smiled kindly and said "take it." O
  • louis .
    louis 💃March 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    All cafés should have bathrooms like this.
  • Anne W.
    Anne WuFebruary 25, 2010
    their affogato was the best with a secret ice cream flavor, delicious. bring it to nyc!
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.February 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a side of attitude
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MastersJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Yummy, rich lattes!
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GJanuary 20, 2010
    I suggest the Kenyan Rukiru in a drip coffee for an on the go experience.
  • Craig
    CraigDecember 21, 2009
    Best coffee in SF for this NYer.
  • Brooks J.
    Brooks JordanDecember 19, 2009
    It may be trendy, but it is awesome. Duane of Stumptown is part owner.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CDecember 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in town.
  • Timothy V.
    Timothy VogelNovember 10, 2009
    maple-bacon breakfast pastry
  • SFBART
    SFBARTNovember 5, 2009
    It's only a few blocks from the 16th Mission BART Station. Great coffee AND tunes on vinyl - actual LPs on a record-playing machine, old-school! Read more
  • ed d.
    ed dilworthOctober 19, 2009
    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
  • Peter D.
    Peter DolanOctober 19, 2009
    get a donut, but not on a Monday. Mondays are sad no-donut days.
  • Geordie E.
    Geordie E.September 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    go for the coffee tasting. my favorite, Guatamala Finca el Injecto Bonbon. sorry, difficult to read the sign.
  • chris t.
    chris tacySeptember 8, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Best espresso in SF. Thank god someone has created a coffee bar with no wireless!!! Laptop Zombies begone!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorSeptember 6, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't be discouraged if the line is long; it moves right along, and the coffee is worth the wait. Also... the cuteness of the staff is only exceeded by their niceness.
  • Randy B.
    Randy BreenAugust 31, 2009
    Ex-ritual opens another great coffee house
  • Christian S.
    Christian SonntagAugust 19, 2009
    great cappucino and donuts. love the boar heads.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WardAugust 15, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Friday August 21st is Four Barrel's 1st Birthday. Come in and drink a free drink, eat cake and ice cream! (Early closing at 5pm, though.) Yay!
  • erik g.
    erik gibbAugust 6, 2009
    ask for a mocha every visit. see if you actually get a mocha more than 50% of the time. it's yummy when the order is right.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WardMay 30, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    enjoy the ambience of a coffee shop that loves coffee, rather than a makeshift internet café. Unplug, unwind, enjoy their music and a damn good latte.
  • Sean M.
    Sean McBrideApril 22, 2009
    dont get any work done. because there isn't any wireless or power available. drink you beverage in surprise and leave.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterMarch 2, 2009
    have a plain espresso at four barrel. now the best cup in sf.
  • Anne P.
    Anne PodunavacAugust 20, 2015
    Les muffins à la Carotte et le slow Coffee ! L'accueil y est excellent, comme l'ambiance qui y règne.
  • Antoine R.
    Antoine RMSJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Simplement le meilleur coffeeshop de San Francisco
  • Pedro R.
    Pedro RodriguezMay 9, 2014
    linda cafeteria, excelente cafe, recomiendo el cafe de Bolivia
  • Lelé Z.
    Lelé Zaidman ♡March 23, 2014
    Los capuccinos son lo mas! ♥
  • Chun
    ChunAugust 10, 2011
    No splenda, no skim
  • Mariano A.
    Mariano AmartinoOctober 3, 2010
    Tomense un capuccino, es uno de los top 3 de SFO y vale la pena... Pasan musica en vinilos y tiene mas onda que los otros :)
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