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Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • The experts at Eater and SF Weekly recommend this place
    • Eater
    • SF Weekly
  • John L.
    "Mint mojito is amazing, even though it's practically a milk shake."(32 Tips)
    Paola C.
    "Mocha tesora and iced coffee mojito are delicious!"(15 Tips)
    "I love Jacob's Wonderbar... a dark roast, with chocolatey tones."(13 Tips)
    Joshua M.
    "Love the Ambrosia of God, but all choices are encouraged."(11 Tips)
261 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • mint mojito
  • mocha tesora
  • jacob
  • ambrosia
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  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoOctober 8, 2014
    If drip is your thing, your best cup of coffee is at Philz. Local favorite blends include nutty Jacob's Wonderbar, rich Mocha Tesora, and the ultra-strong Code 33, crafted for the SFPD. Read more
    Upvoted Jul 23
  • Cecilia S.
    Cecilia SolonJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love that they have a full service coffee bar, which means they add the cream and sugar for you in your black coffee. That's food for someone like me who only knows how to drink fraps (guilty!)
  • Helen
    HelenApril 24, 2013
    Fave coffee spot in SF, with 4 locations all over the city now, maybe more? Try the New Manhattan with a sweet pastry. I'm not so into sweet, but Iced Mint Mojito and Iced Ginger Snap are great too!
  • Alec F.
    Alec FosterJanuary 29
    Been here 50+ times
    Try all the coffees. Food items are surprisingly great, especially the jam toast, breakfast burritos, and donuts. & If you buy a gift card for yourself, everything you buy is 10-15% off!
  • Chris N.
    Chris NixonAugust 12, 2014
    They brew each cup separately. Philtered Soul is an excellent coffee blend! Great place to hang out!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MargolinOctober 24, 2013
    Philz is now the epicenter of my coffee experience. While I typically prefer espresso at chic cafés, it completely transcends that stratum. Love the Ambrosia of God, but all choices are encouraged.
  • AskMen
    AskMenFebruary 1, 2012
    The vegan donuts will make you consider swearing off animal products forever and the Philharmonic, with a touch of cardamom and mint, truly is a symphony of flavors in your mouth Read more
  • Naomi P.
    Naomi PetrashMay 17, 2013
    The Ecstatic Iced Coffee (with cream) and the Herbal Mint Tea are my go-to drinks. The Mint Mojito Iced Coffee is amazing too if you want something with a chocolate-mint flavor.
  • Ash P.
    Ash PaulsenDecember 16, 2013
    The mint mojito iced coffee will obliterate any preconceived notions of how good you think coffee can be. Actually, everything here will. No other coffee even approaches Philz' level.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    Any Philz is fine, but this is the original. Phil has been doing pourovers for 30 years. Also the coffee of Facebook's HQ. Zuck knows a thing or two about you and good coffee.
  • Karen S.
    Karen ScruggsFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Stellar coffee, fast wifi, nice vibe. Great place to write that blog post, dig into a new book, or just to people watch. The OG Phil hangs here on the daily.
  • Eater
    EaterNovember 16, 2015
    Who can deny the refreshing minty indulgence of an iced mint mojito? Philz ever-expanding stable of locations can satisfy your sweet coffee beverage craving better than a frappuccino ever could.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJune 24, 2016
    The OG Philz is my favorite. Love the miss matched furniture and counter culture vibe. Get a Turkish!
    Upvoted Sep 3
  • Katie W.
    Katie WilsonJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you need a delicious cup that's going to elevate you to the point of jitters, this is the place. I can't do it all the time, but on the days I can it's sooooo right.
  • Tal S.
    Tal SafranMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go wild and get #1 or #2, with sugar. Best Turkish Coffee I've had this side of Israel.Also a good place to work if you're not claustrophobic. They play lots of Bowie :)
  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenAugust 4, 2014
    The Jamaican Blue Mountain is worth the price if you're looking for something slightly more tart and different!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 17, 2015
    Trending this Week is another Philz Coffee shop that SF has welcomed with warm hearts. You can find this new addition in the Financial District. Read more
  • Angela
    AngelaJuly 21, 2013
    I love Jacob's Wonderbar... a dark roast, with chocolatey tones. bold and robust! mocha Tesoro is decadent and a must-try as well ☕
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisAugust 2, 2015
    Lively cafe with creative and delicious coffee concoctions. Try the mojito and chill
  • hafeez r.
    hafeez rajiJuly 25, 2011
    if you want an experience with your coffee, go here, just be sure to alert as to what's going on or you might get a tad confused on what you're ordering and looking for, then again that could just hav Read more
  • Desiree S.
    Desiree SanchezMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    On cold options Mint mojito is awesome! And for hot coffee, Greater Alarm is also delicious. Love this place!
  • Amélie B.
    Amélie BeerensDecember 7, 2014
    Amazing coffee and atmosphere. They custom blend and brew coffee following your inspiration or the menu. Arty and hipster.
  • Danielle Lazier S.
    Arguably, the most authentic location but all have that sweet BUZZ!! Try the mint tea too.
  • Cole C.
    Cole CorreaJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love Philz! Amazing people and great coffee! Might be a bit confusing at first but you'll get the hang of it!
  • James T.
    James TAugust 13, 2014
    Follow the line-up instructions here: stay to the left of the pole, wrap around and wait to be called. Move to the cashier, pay, and then wait.
  • Beth B.
    Beth BOctober 19, 2014
    After my barista and I had a 15 minute consultation about what hopes and dreams I had for my chai latte, she made it and it was delicious.
  • Alec F.
    Alec FosterMarch 15
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Ethiopian Single Origin coffee (not decaf). It's not on the menu, but it's better than everything else. Trust me!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MorehiserFebruary 1, 2010
    This coffee is life changing. They brew each cup individually while you wait, and it is out of control good. It's also quite strong, so if you aren't into that - this probably isn't the spot for you. Read more
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2013
    Four little words: mint mojito iced coffee. If you're in the mood for something warm, go for the silken splendor.
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck CanningAugust 22, 2013
    Had the mint mojito iced coffee and it was very tasty. Will definitely have to check this place out again.
  • Ankur P.
    Ankur PansariJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go off menu. My go-to is "Greater God, Low-Fat Alternative, Medium Sweet". Aka: Greater Alarm + Ambrosia, mix of cream and low fat milk.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 17, 2010
    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.
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PerezMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The iced mint mojito is orgasmic. The best liquid I've put in my mouth.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigMay 27, 2015
    Very limited caffeine free tea options. But an awesome cafe otherwise. Bring your own tea and ask for a cup of hot water for $0.25.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestApril 13, 2012
    Don't try to be healthy and get low fat's all about indulging in the creamy goodness when you come here - give in! Your taste buds will rejoice.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SykesMay 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Amazing pastries. The chocolate croissant is to die for. Best cup of coffee in the Bay Area. Made to order. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Paola C.
    Paola CuevasSeptember 9, 2013
    Mocha tesora and iced coffee mojito are delicious! One of the best coffees I've ever tried
  • Mike P.
    Mike PJanuary 20, 2015
    Original location of the best coffee producer in San Francisco (only Roger's comes close). Get the Philharmonic and throw some mint up in that shit.
  • Liam O.
    Liam O'connellMay 25, 2011
    Iced Coffee with honey and cream tastes like an ice cream float. It's one of the best things I've ever tasted. Thank you Philz Coffee!!
  • Laura M.
    Laura MerlingApril 3, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Peru Light is my favorite! We have been going to Philz religiously every weekend for 4 years to enjoy the best coffee and the great atmoshpere. Be sure to say hi to Phil!
  • Antony M.
    Antony McGregor DeyMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My fave is the Aromatic Arabic in the morning & the New Manhattan for the day, both really flavorful blends artfully crafted
  • Burak A.
    Burak AlparSeptember 22, 2010
    Try the Tantalising Turkish - a great blend with a hint of nutmeg in there. Hits the spot with sugar and cream. Also the small is quite large.
  • Roy
    RoyAugust 12, 2014
    Ecstatic iced coffee is the best iced coffee. Try it with almond milk and honey.
  • Abhi J.
    Abhi JayakumarMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for recommendations from the baristas. They're very knowledgable in everything coffee!
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadApril 8, 2014
    So unapologetically hipster - love it! I prefer the mocha tesoras or the iced philtered souls. Enjoy!
  • Regina K.
    Regina KazanjianSeptember 1, 2014
    Not much for atmosphere although the grungy vibe is fun. Awesome coffee variety and skilled baristas.
  • Cecilia S.
    Cecilia SolonJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice atmosphere and service here is friendly and were very helpful in picking my coffee.
  • Regina C.
    Regina ChanSeptember 7, 2012
    Banana chocolate walnut cookie is utterly amazing. It's like eating banana bread in cookie form.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TaylorMay 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the vibe of the decor! A great place to enjoy a cup of coffee, people watching, and the Mission sunshine! Read more
  • David B.
    David BrahlerDecember 23, 2015
    Baristas are super helpful at finding the right coffee bean and roast for you!
  • Winson W.
    Winson WongJune 13, 2015
    Mint mojito coffee! Get it less sweet to balance out the flavor.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C.September 3, 2013
    Maybe I have been spoiled by all of the fantastic cold brew I've been drinking all summer, but the plain iced coffee here was just a blah cup of coffee.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuAugust 6, 2014
    Jacobs and Ether are my go to drinks. They are stronger, but that's my tastes
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 20, 2016
    The original! Real deal. The iced coffees are great too.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MasonMay 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mojito iced coffee is one of the most delicious things I've ever put in my face.
  • Toni T.
    Toni TranDecember 16, 2010
    Their beans are also awesome in a French Press. Don't get it ground, buy a grinder and make awesome coffee at home.
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced Mint Mojito Coffee is the best! Indulge with a descrumptious spinach feta puff!
  • Joycott
    JoycottDecember 2, 2013
    Philz supports a variety of sustainability interests, and makes a killer cup of coffee! Does it get any better?
  • Kelley Y.
    Kelley YNovember 16, 2014
    Awesome mocha tesora. Get it if you like sweet
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyOctober 26, 2014
    Just don't. People are greedy with the couch space and you're treated as if you have no idea what coffee is if you even glance at the board. On a positive note.. They have good snacks.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DonaghySeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the Tesora, medium sweet with cream! Yum! Heaven in a cup!
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 26, 2015
    Try the Mint Mojito ice coffee! Never had anything quite like it.
  • Brittany C.
    Brittany CooperApril 2, 2010
    Trust your Barista!! Just go in and describe what you like at let them custom mix a coffee blend for u,but don't forget the vanilla soy milk and brown sugar!
  • Courtney J.
    Courtney JamesJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to grab a hand-crafted cup. Say hi to Phil when he comes it. Best cup in town. Read more
  • Oskar W.
    Amazing - probably one of or the best black coffee I've ever had
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    A medium sweet mint mojito and a traditional kouign amann is the perfect start to a morning.
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    For a great Sunday pickup, ask for the Greater Soul w cream n sugar or if ur really hurtin ask for a wild turkey...
  • Megan C.
    Megan CunninghamNovember 19, 2013
    Get ready to get hit on by book worm/super cute girlz. Now *that* hasn't happened I'm a while!
  • Maya B.
    Maya ByrneSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely love Philz. They make excellent drinks and with such ❤️
  • Alley H.
    Alley HectorMarch 12, 2015
    It's really time for them to come to Portland. mint mojito is their signature drink and its delish
  • Krzysztof R.
    Krzysztof RodakSeptember 14
    Damn good cup of coffee. A bit like a French press, medium roast seems like a good choice without milk
  • Martin P.
    Martin PMarch 25, 2012
    Probably the strongest and tastiest coffee I've ever had - and I've had a lot of coffee
  • Salvatore R.
    Salvatore RandazzoJune 16, 2012
    Yes yes yes. I've never had such good coffee! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gavin
    GavinOctober 7, 2015
    Grab a Iced Mint Mojito Coffee and you'll see hipster coffee in a different light.
  • U
    UMarch 22, 2015
    I still cant get the hype about this place. Definitely super cosy atmosphere, but coffee is bad. I can see them brewing right in front of me, but tastes like hours old drip.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SomflethNovember 6, 2013
    Really great coffee! And good bagels as well.
  • Edwin W.
    Edwin WitvoetSeptember 18
    Best homemade coffee; meet the locals!
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mocha Tesora sans cream and additional sweetness is Whole30 compliant.
  • Alejandro V.
    Alejandro VizioMay 5, 2014
    This is the best cofee in town, lot´s of weird flavors :P
  • cami j.
    cami j.August 13, 2016
    I love this philz! lots of space to sit, hang out, and work.
  • stephanie v.
    stephanie vacherJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Oh, glorious chocolate-chip-banana-walnut cookie- oh, chewy, heavenly, amazingly tasty cookie. I love thee.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KaufmanNovember 15, 2011
    Order the Ambrosia- scoff in the face of Blue Bottle, Ritual, and Four Barrel.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FreedmanMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be a dear. If you are just getting beans, simply ask at the cash. Much more pleasant for the baristas.
  • Chad W.
    Chad WoodfordOctober 16, 2012
    Still the best coffee in the city. Also a cool vibe.
  • Shagun A.
    Shagun AulakhNovember 13, 2014
    Jacob's and a Julie's...both dark, rich and smooth (kind of like my perfect guy)
  • Gabriel T.
    Gabriel TalaveraSeptember 9, 2015
    Soo good and Jacobs are the bomb. No me que algunos baristas tienen "actitudcita" mamona
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinNovember 14, 2015
    Cool atmosphere and fun place to get some work done.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.April 13, 2015
    Everything made to order. There will be lines.
  • John L.
    John LagoAugust 11, 2014
    Mint mojito is amazing, even though it's practically a milk shake.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMarch 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The most unpretentious hipster hub you'll find in Mission.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ONovember 6, 2016
    San Francisco institution, but honestly, the coffee has an acquired taste.
  • Holly M.
    Holly MooreOctober 12, 2014
    The staff is so nice they nearly made this road-weary New Yorker cry.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzJanuary 20, 2015
    custom coffee mixes, brewed and sweetened entirely by Philz employees
  • Sabrina B.
    Sabrina BruningJanuary 23, 2012
    Order a pastry or cookie here. They're actually good/worth the $.
  • Davo
    DavoMarch 6, 2011
    best cup of coffee I've ever had in North America. The Tesora is fantastic!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceJanuary 12, 2012
    Guys, you might feel a little weird ordering a "mint mojito iced coffee." But trust me. Once you taste it, you'll be over that feeling.
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    love the original Philz... get the mint mojito!
  • Bobby G.
    Bobby GonzalezMay 7, 2015
    Jacobs Wonderbar (dark roast). Swiss Water (decaf)
  • Rich R.
    Rich ReaderOctober 26, 2009
    going to meet my good friend Billy Bicket at this Philz for a few minutes early tomorrow morning, and find out what everyone is so excited about. After all, coffee is only coffee, right? I kid you. Read more
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go before 9 to avoid the craziness, and if you like your coffee dark, get the Ether!
  • блог о жизни в разных странах и самостоятельных путешествиях
    Сеть кофеен Philz Cofee делает хороший кофе, неизменно добавляя в него свежие лепестки мяты. Кроме того, если вдруг Вам показалось, что в кофе недостаточно мяты, то можете смело доложить себе еще!
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田October 29, 2016
    Se vc estiver no caminho para a Balmy Alley, tome seu café aqui! Café excelente e os sofás são super confortáveis!
  • Luc B.
    Luc BussieresMay 8, 2016
    Vraiment bon ! Essayez le Jacob's prépare par la madame
  • Alena Z.
    Alena ZakharovaSeptember 30, 2016
    Невероятный выбор кофе! Бесплатный вайфай, вкусно, демократично - очень рекомендую!
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