Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

1600 Shattuck Ave. (at Cedar St.), Berkeley, CA 94709, United States
Open until 8:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:30 AM–8:30 PM
$ $ $ $
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • mint mojito
  • mocha tesora
  • coffee
  • philtered soul
  • gingersnap ice
  • trendy
  • free Wifi
  • chai
  • casual
  • live jazz
  • comfortable seats
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • cafés
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST COFFEE

    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
  • ScottySauce

    I have many favorite coffees hear but I really love the tesora, philarmonic and the silk and splendor. I always make sure to stock up on the beans whenever I'm in the neighborhood.

    ScottySauce · August 16, 2011
  • Christian K.

    After sampling the menu the Tesora is hands down the best cup of coffee they make!!! You will not be disappointed!

    Christian Krejcik · September 30, 2010
  • Ayush K.

    There are few things better than an iced mint mojito on a sunny Berkeley afternoon :-)

    Ayush Khanna · August 27, 2011
  • Arthur C.

    Up the short stairs and in the back there's a really great area to sit and do some work. Gets a little crowded but it's usually not too bad. Free WiFi that works great, lots of outlets.

    Arthur Chang · August 15, 2011
  • Pacific Union

    Best coffee shop in the East Bay! Each drink is brewed individually and unfailingly delicious. (Don’t like? They’ll fix it.) And yes, the mint mojito iced coffee is just as good as everyone says. Read more

    Pacific Union · September 4, 2013
  • Mehrnaz

    Tesora is great❤

    Mehrnaz · April 3, 2013
  • Johnnie B.

    Sometimes when it seems like you've successfully secured the lid on your cup of coffee, you haven't.

    Johnnie Burik · August 29, 2012
  • Pacific Union

    The anti-Starbucks. Each cup made by hand. Our faves: Tesora, Mocha Tesora, Philharmonic and on a hot day, mojito mint iced coffee.

    Pacific Union · March 20, 2012
  • Maya L.

    Try the Turkish, the hint of cardamom is delicious!

    Maya Lawrence · August 12, 2011
  • Marco L.

    Love this spot. Sunny outdoor seating and one of the best WiFi I experienced in a long time.

    Marco Lazzeri · November 29, 2013
  • Brian D.

    Get your coffee philz way with brown sugar. You won't be disappointed

    Brian Day · June 14, 2013
  • Eduardo S.

    Love the coffee. Hate going to SF or Berkeley for it. I think Oakland could use some Phil's love... Js'n.

    Eduardo S. · April 20, 2013
  • Danielle D.

    First time with the gingersnap iced coffee. Sugary gingery creamy goodness.

    Danielle Dai · March 19, 2013
  • Anirudh S.

    Jacobs wonderbar. Cleanest dark roast I've ever had.

    Anirudh Srirangam · March 3, 2013
  • Carol T.

    If you bring your own mug, you get charged at the small size matter how big the mug is!

    Carol Tang · May 23, 2012
  • Aaron M.

    Best coffee hands down. My favorite is a mix between the Tesora and the Philtered Soul. A must try!!

    Aaron Moy · May 7, 2012
  • Ira S.

    Special on Tesora coffee - $10/lb so trying it out

    Ira Serkes · December 28, 2011
  • Anna T.

    Mocha Tesora, not too sweet is amazing.

    Anna Tran · December 23, 2011
  • Stephanie T.

    The chai is very relaxing.

    Stephanie Taylor · August 16, 2011
  • Brennan B.

    Comfy couches, tables to chill at, and tasty coffee. Julie's ultimate for me!

    Brennan Brian · June 26, 2010
  • Zakk D.

    If you like coffee, you'll love Philz. Best cup of coffee you can find anywhere

    Zakk DeVine · June 11, 2010
  • Pooja N.

    I love the mint mojito iced coffee!!

    Pooja Nair · August 17, 2014
  • todd

    Try a new manhattan for a light yet strong morning brew.

    todd · January 12, 2014
  • Kelsey S.

    The mint mojitos and the gingersnap iced coffees are delicious!

    Kelsey S. · September 25, 2013
  • bastylefilegirl

    Tesora and Philteres Soul "Philz Way" are epic and if you want a cool drink the Mint Mojito and Gingersnap ice coffee are the nest things ever

    bastylefilegirl · August 10, 2013
  • Zezo O.

    Get the "Greater Soul" you will thank me later 

    Zezo One · April 3, 2013
  • Lyndsay

    Haven't gotten anything but the mint Mojito iced coffee & I doubt I will either. One cup gets me wired!

    Lyndsay · September 8, 2012
  • Leslie M.

    there is no line. very confusing.

    Leslie M.G. · May 8, 2012
  • Maya L.

    Turkish blend ftw!

    Maya Lawrence · January 19, 2012
  • scamper r.

    Ugh, music blaring in the back room is like annoying wallpaper. Do we need the soundtrack? Really? Will avoid in future, yay!

    scamper robinson · January 3, 2012
  • Summer K.

    LOVE THEIR COFFEEEEE!!! Mocha Tesora with soy is so goooooood :D

    Summer Kim · September 19, 2011
  • Donna T.

    Best coffee. Ever. I love Silken Splendor and Itz the Best.

    Donna T · September 18, 2011
  • Teresa L.

    Completely addicted to Ether! Love the coffee here. Friendly atmosphere and nice barristas making my coffee.

    Teresa Landry · June 15, 2011
  • Diana F.

    Philz Mocha Tesora - slightly sweet Read more

    Diana Fakhouri · May 31, 2011
  • John B.

    Philz "mojito" mint iced coffee is killer, but really you should get a lightly sweetened medium roast Tesora with a mint leaf and splash of cream.

    John Bobeldyk · May 16, 2011
  • Jonathan R.

    First of all, the staff is very welcoming and will answer any question. I've had the 7 star specialty brew with medium sugar and cream and it's simply perfect.

    Jonathan Rodriguez · February 5, 2011
  • Jaclyn G.

    Jacob's Wonderbar with medium sugar and cream is the way to go.

    Jaclyn G. · January 16, 2011
  • Hanni C.

    i can't believe this all came from a convenience store in the mission. this is the best coffee shop in the bay, coffee and atmosphere are both stellar! and free wifi!

    Hanni Chehak · December 10, 2010
  • David

    Outrageously friendly. Live jazz on sunday afternoon; students look up from books and laptops to applaud. Earl grey served with mint leaves.

    David · October 18, 2010
  • Matthew C.

    Try the Turkish!

    Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo · September 13, 2010
  • Lala M.

    Cash only for today 5/24...still working the kinks out. Friendly place!

    Lala M · May 24, 2010
  • Danica S.

    The Old School cookies are probably the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever have.

    Danica Stone · 2 weeks ago
  • Danica S.

    Highly recommend half Silken Splendor, half House Decaf. Smooth and rich and not acidic. Great both hot and cool, haven't tried it iced yet.

    Danica Stone · 2 weeks ago
  • Jacqueline T.

    Iced mint mojito!

    Jacqueline Topete · January 11
  • Yegor

    No. This is not a coffee.

    Yegor · December 23, 2014
  • Brian S.

    Love the coffee, but with the line out-the-door on a Sunday and knowing how the staff loves to jibber jabber, I had to get my caffeine fix next door at Guerrilla Cafe.

    Brian Strauss · December 22, 2014
  • Carmen M.

    Each cup is made to order!

    Carmen Molinari · December 5, 2014
  • Kevin S.

    Love the aromatic Arabic

    Kevin Spevak · November 17, 2014
  • Andrew M.

    You've never had coffee untill you've had Philz!

    Andrew Munguia · November 10, 2014

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