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Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop$$$$
Castro, San Francisco
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  • Kelly M.
    everyone here is lovely and nice but order the wrong coffee and you'll be wishing the system weren't so complicated. if you aren't the primest of all the coffee snobs in the land, go across the street
    Kelly McCarthy · February 17, 2015
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  • Quirks B.
    I feel like I've each drink on the menu almost.. Tesora, Mocha, philharmonic, greater alarm... And each coffee has pleased me equally. The tea I'm not as much of a fan of. A great coffee spot!
    Quirks B. · January 8, 2012
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  • Rachel M.
    The iced coffee here is amazeballs, but I think you'll be happy with anything given the special made cup every time. For out of town newbies: order line on the right, pay line on the left.
    Rachel Mercer · June 17, 2013
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  • katherine k. r.
    They now offer almond milk in addition to soy milk for dairy fee folks. Bring your own mug (I just use a mason jar) and get a large for the price of a small!
    katherine k. robinson · August 12, 2013
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  • Danielle D.
    The Sooo Good is true to its name and will wake you right up -- fresh mint on top is guaranteed to brighten any morning 🌞
    Danielle Davis · May 13, 2015
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  • Mazda
    Phil Jaber and his son Jacob spent several months developing each blend. Phil's Tesora or "Treasure" blend took 7 years to find the perfect combination of beans.
    Mazda · November 17, 2010
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  • Amanda A.
    Don't remember her name, but one of the baristas here makes THE BEST ICED MOCHA TESORA EVER. She's awesome (as is a Philz mocha)
    Amanda Appiarius · October 17, 2014
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  • Brett B.
    For a real treat order off menu and request the Jamaica Blue, it's a bit spendy at $10 however worth it when you want to splurge
    Brett B · November 15, 2009
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  • Christie H.
    Their chai with mint is delicious! Get a drink and walk over to Dolores Park to enjoy (both the drink and the view).
    Christie Heikkinen · March 3, 2013
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  • Bob
    This space is tiny but at least you can grab an espresso on your way down to Dolores Park for the start of a sunny day.
    Bob · August 26, 2014
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  • Jim H.
    A bit more expensive for coffee, but certainly special in that every cup is brewed one at a time. Worth a little extra for a get up and go morning.
    Jim Hauck · August 23, 2011
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  • Shaena
    Seriously amazing coffee with tons of options to choose from. On a sunny day, try the Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. So good.
    Shaena · July 3, 2013
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  • christine l.
    Mocha Tesora is smooth and tasty. If you're a lactard, make sure you ask upfront to sub soy for the cream.
    christine lemke · March 21, 2011
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  • Jimmy H.
    It's good, but they pride themselves on having extremely high caffeine content. If you get the jitters, be warned.
    Jimmy Hooker · August 12, 2014
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  • cami j.
    love the mint mojito, the gingerbread iced coffee and the philtered soul philz way (medium cream medium sweet).
    cami j. · September 6, 2015
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  • Amanda V.
    Use me to brush up on your new music knowledge, and then show off your newfound coolness to the person you've been admiring from afar!
    Amanda Van West · November 2, 2011
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  • Dustyn W.
    I'm not an iced coffee kinda guy, but the iced Mint Mojito light light is pretty stellar.
    Dustyn Winder · February 22, 2015
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  • Anna
    I've tried every blend and the tesora's still my favorite. Light or dark, fresh, single cup coffee. Delicious.
    Anna · May 24, 2010
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  • Vinnie L.
    Have a Philz coffee, made 1 cup at a time. I recommend the Turkish if your looking for something interesting.
    Vinnie Lauria · March 6, 2009
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  • Christopher T.
    Get one of my special recipes: "the CT Scan", "Arabian wonderbar", or "new jack city". You won't regret it!
    Christopher Tandy · June 30, 2013
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  • David B.
    Everything is good! Dancing Water is a good starter but my favorite is New Manhattan.
    David Bull · August 25, 2014
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  • Rohit
    Try the large philharmonic with light cream. Better than the Starbucks across the street for sure
    Rohit · March 17, 2012
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  • Matt S.
    Ask the barista to recommend something. One of the best cups of coffee I have ever had.
    Matt Silverman · August 8, 2014
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  • Emmiliese C.
    Hard to beat the mint monitor iced coffee. I recommend getting it medium sweet and creamy (or even less).
    Emmiliese Clemm · October 5, 2015
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  • Ye Z.
    Their WiFi is powered by Facebook. You might accidentally check into here on Facebook when getting connected to the internet.
    Ye Zhao · March 14, 2014
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  • Margaret I.
    If you don't typically like your coffee black, try PhilteredSoul, it'll show you the light.
    Margaret Ippolito · February 11, 2013
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  • James T.
    You can get any coffee iced (it just takes longer), and you can blend beans.
    James T · August 7, 2014
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  • Andrew C.
    This is the sort of coffee you savor. Grab your cup of philz and go for a stroll in the Castro!
    Andrew Cerda · January 6, 2012
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  • Matthew M.
    The iced mint mojito coffee is my go to drink on hot San Francisco days.
    Matthew Michihara · July 29, 2014
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  • Kurtis S.
    Philharmonic and Turkish are amazing. Try it with a "touch" of sugar and cream.
    Kurtis Saiyo · August 18, 2011
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  • Mike F.
    Almond milk available and vegan baked goods in the cupboard. Big time success.
    Mike Fowler · February 21, 2013
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  • Edgar V.
    Philz coffee is delicious! If you like strong dark black coffee take the Ether.
    Edgar Van de Pas · June 2, 2010
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  • Lily
    Get any of the fancy coffees. Their regular stuff is a little bland.
    Lily · September 14, 2014
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  • Joel C.
    Favorite coffee in the Castro...Jacob Ladder or Tesora is the way to go!
    Joel Corpus · January 6, 2012
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  • Ye Z.
    The bathroom key is attached to an elephant at the left side of the counter.
    Ye Zhao · December 20, 2013
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  • Nicole M.
    get the chai with honey, cream and mint. iced on a hot day is also perfect!
    Nicole Macias · August 9, 2009
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  • Melon L.
    This Philz location makes the best, most consistent mint mojito iced coffee.
    Melon L · June 21, 2015
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  • Jeff A.
    They have a delicious soy milk they will add in at no charge
    Jeff Amlin · January 21, 2012
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  • Patti C.
    Bring your cup back for a discount on your second. And try the Wonderbar.
    Patti Chan · June 13, 2010
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  • Adam K.
    Good for brewed coffee. They don't serve espresso. It's got a reputation but isn't anything spectacular.
    Adam K. · March 3, 2015
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  • Zack W.
    Amazing Iced coffee! Perfect with a mint leaf in it! Gave me a free coffee my first time here!
    Zack Wurtz · September 26, 2010
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  • Michael W.
    If you don't like cardamon in coffee avoid Turkish and Philharmonic
    Michael Witbrock · August 8, 2011
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  • Kevin S.
    Barista's names are on Polaroids by front door. So you know whose starting your day off right.
    Kevin Smokler · September 6, 2015
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  • John P.
    Mint mojito iced coffee is the best thing ever. Perfect flavor balance.
    John Pastor · August 6, 2014
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  • Noah W.
    The mint mojito is what iced coffee dreams are made of.
    Noah Weiss · October 17, 2014
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  • Gabe N.
    The staff is all unbelievable and the WiFi is good
    Gabe Nicholas · September 6, 2014
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  • Jourdain D.
    Try the chamomile tea, prepared philz special way! It tastes like sunshine no joke.
    Jourdain Degarmo · February 10, 2012
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  • Anthony
    There isn't a day that goes by without me fantasizing about the iced mojito latte
    Anthony · August 20, 2014
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  • David S.
    Nothing beats Phil's. large ambrosia sweet and creamy
    David Schwartz · February 27, 2013
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  • Tantek Ç.
    They share their restroom with another business which doesn't open until 8am.
    Tantek Çelik · January 17, 2014
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  • Radhika P.
    Just ask if you're confused; there are so many options!
    Radhika Patel · December 20, 2014
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  • Kevin S.
    Laundromat behind store has seats if Philz is crowded.
    Kevin Smokler · December 29, 2010
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  • Trella R.
    Iced Mint Mojito. Just get it and thank me later.
    Trella Rath · August 7, 2014
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  • SF Weekly
    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST COFFEEHOUSE
    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
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  • SF Weekly
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST COFFEE
    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
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  • Trygve K.
    ZOMG! I fucking love idiots that are fooled by this statuesque bulldog! Bwahahhahhahahaha. (X
    Trygve Katigbak · August 16, 2010
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  • Douglas B.
    Just superb. Worth the reputation.
    Douglas B. · November 29, 2010
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  • Denis S.
    Philharmonic Phil's way is the way to go.
    Denis Sosnovtsev · December 1, 2012
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  • Leonard L.
    Whoa, the iced mint mojito cup is damn tasty.
    Leonard Lin · May 2, 2011
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  • Michael S.
    $10 holiday deal for one pound bag of Tesora! Cuuute! Perfect gift
    Michael Sedlacek · December 22, 2010
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  • Jaimie C.
    Use full coffee names, not numbers associated with them.
    Jaimie Conley · February 15, 2012
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  • Shirin O.
    Add cinnamon to any drink! I love it with the Iced Ecstatic.
    Shirin Oskooi · January 27, 2010
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  • Paul C.
    Order anything. Can't go wrong.
    Paul Cothenet · June 29, 2013
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  • David B.
    Dancing Water is a good intro if this is your first time.
    David Bull · November 26, 2010
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  • Micheal D.
    My favorite place to get coffee. Ambrosia Philz way.
    Micheal Danbom · April 4, 2013
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  • Eric E.
    Ambrosia, medium sweet, is divine!
    Eric E · May 4, 2010
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  • Nic W.
    Get a sprig of mint in your coffee, nice touch
    Nic Werner · August 31, 2009
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  • Bartek L.
    Ambrosia coffee of god - best coffee ever.
    Bartek Lachowski · July 28, 2014
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  • Brian V.
    Tesora is $10 for a pound all month of December!
    Brian Vigil · December 9, 2010
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  • Boon Y.
    Every blend made individually - yum. :-)
    Boon Yap · September 10, 2011
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  • Grace S.
    Jacob's brew!
    Grace S. · July 6, 2012
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  • Billy S.
    Mint mojito iced coffee all the way
    Billy Sountornsorn · November 29, 2012
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  • Geoff P.
    Strong does not correlate with good.
    Geoff Porter · July 22, 2013
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  • Nick C.
    Always the Ambrosia done Philz way.
    Nick Crocker · October 27, 2012
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  • Keenan P.
    The ginger snap is my guilty pleasure.
    Keenan Patterson · September 8, 2014
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  • Blake S.
    Get the Tantalizing Turkish coffee
    Blake Samic · May 4, 2013
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  • Carlo S.
    Jacob's sweet and creamy
    Carlo Santiago · April 6, 2014
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  • Soundarya C.
    Get the silken splendor. So good!!
    Soundarya Chandar · February 24, 2013
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  • Katya Y.
    GET THE MINT MOJITO LATTE!!!!!!!
    Katya Yudin · March 7, 2014
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  • Frank
    It's the best coffee in the city and I'm Greek
    Frank · December 9, 2011
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  • Harold C.
    Holy cow, that cashier is cute!
    Harold Chaput · March 22, 2014
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  • Vivian W.
    grab coffee with a friend and pick up some flowers next door!
    Vivian Wang · April 3, 2010
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  • Tea D.
    Gingerbread latte or Mint Mojito!
    Tea Dough · November 8, 2011
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  • Sam H.
    A blade friendly coffee shop!
    Sam H. · March 10, 2014
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  • Eric E.
    The "So Good" really is. Mmmnnnph!
    Eric E · June 17, 2010
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  • Nick C.
    Ambrosia done Philz Way.
    Nick Crocker · December 9, 2013
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  • Alex S.
    Mint mojito iced coffee
    Alex Song · August 12, 2013
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  • Kinnell S.
    Mint Mojito Ice Coffee
    Kinnell Shah · August 3, 2013
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  • Lee V.
    Mint Mojito Iced Coffee. What a great idea.
    Lee Verberne · February 5, 2012
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  • Kelly .
    The dog outside isn't real!
    Kelly 🍰 · December 27, 2012
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  • sri r.
    Philtered Soul is great.
    sri raghavan · August 5, 2014
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  • Eric G.
    Try the New Manhattan. Gorgeous.
    Eric Goldberg · June 4, 2010
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  • Tim J.
    Tiniest Philz evar
    Tim Johnsen · March 2, 2013
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  • Sebastiaan H.
    Need a boost? Go for Ether
    Sebastiaan Hooft · April 19, 2013
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  • mayu-chan
    My stop on the go: powerful lattes.
    mayu-chan · September 15, 2011
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  • Andrée B.
    Best Coffee in town
    Andrée Brazeau · January 18, 2012
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  • Quoc L.
    Like it!!!!
    Quoc Le · March 23, 2015
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  • Maxwell W.
    More policemen. Less hot.
    Maxwell Wallace · June 27, 2010
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  • Spencer S.
    get all the coffee
    Spencer Schoeben · August 9, 2014
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  • Maxwell W.
    Hot policeman...
    Maxwell Wallace · June 27, 2010
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