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Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
North Berkeley, Berkeley
  • This place is famous for their coffee. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Kelsey S.
    "The mint mojitos and the gingersnap iced coffees are delicious!"(23 Tips)
    Summer K.
    "LOVE THEIR COFFEEEEE!!! Mocha Tesora with soy is so goooooood :D"(8 Tips)
    Aaron M.
    "My favorite is a mix between the Tesora and the Philtered Soul."(5 Tips)
    Jamie H.
    "Iced gingersnap is so good."(4 Tips)
128 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • mint mojito
  • mocha tesora
  • philtered soul
  • gingersnap
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  • Cecilia Z.
    Let the barrister decide your drink
  • James T.
    James TMarch 19
    Big room upstairs in the back.
  • Ava
    AvaJanuary 26
    Mint mojito! Might be hard to find a seat due to it being a popular work/study location
  • Ali S.
    Ali SadeghiOctober 20, 2016
    Nice place
  • Tom S.
    Tom SpruceOctober 3, 2016
    Philtered Soul is the greatest coffee roast in the world. I have yet to find another roast that fuses the flavor of hazelnut.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillerJuly 25, 2016
    Mint mojito
  • Matthias H.
    Matthias HohmannJune 9, 2016
    Best pourover
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlShakerMay 16, 2016
    Mint mojito iced coffee!
  • Jenna V.
    Jenna V.April 3, 2016
    Amazing coffee but lines r too long
  • Linda R.
    Linda RoqueFebruary 20, 2016
    We're a fan of the mojito coffee.
  • Ally M.
    Ally MJanuary 25, 2016
    A nice substitution to the overhyped Starbucks coffees.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneOctober 13, 2015
    Maybe not the best place to her work done, but a great place to hang out. The staff is all beyond friendly.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YannaconeOctober 8, 2015
    If you like gas station water coffee this trendy spot is for you
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorSeptember 5, 2015
    Mint Mojito
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganAugust 26, 2015
    Even the decaf here is fantastic
  • Karl A.
    Karl AlbrightAugust 18, 2015
    Coffee, tea
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HAugust 15, 2015
    Like everyone else: mint mojito.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJuly 19, 2015
    The ordering process here is more personal than any other coffee shop I've been to.
  • Prathyusha
    PrathyushaMay 17, 2015
    Philtered Soul for Coffee Snobs who look for an extra kick !!
  • Jay A.
    Jay AugustinMay 16, 2015
    #1 Coffee House is questionable. It's decent.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BurianApril 25, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee in Bay Area. Recommend the Silken Splendor or Dancing Water
  • Ashley J.
    Ashley JeanApril 6, 2015
    What I different experience! People that are friendly and helpful! I love it! I tried their sooo good in a small! Just aheads up you don't have to remember what you ordered just the size! So easy!!
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HenleyApril 4, 2015
    Iced gingersnap is so good.
  • Mariana
    MarianaApril 3, 2015
    Iced mojito Coffee
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KeelerMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing like a Jacobs Wonderbar (large) with cream to fix a slightly bruised day!
  • Danica S.
    Danica StoneFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Old School cookies are probably the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever have.
  • Danica S.
    Danica StoneFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline TopeteJanuary 11, 2015
    Iced mint mojito!
  • Yegor
    YegorDecember 23, 2014
    No. This is not a coffee.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussDecember 22, 2014
    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.
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MolinariDecember 5, 2014
    Each cup is made to order!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SpevakNovember 17, 2014
    Love the aromatic Arabic
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MunguiaNovember 10, 2014
    You've never had coffee untill you've had Philz!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 26, 2014
    My second favorite Philz after the 24th St original. Philz is better with a slightly hippie vibe.
  • Martin H.
    Martin HitchOctober 25, 2014
    I'm impressed with every roast I try. The cafe here is great here too.
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn ParkOctober 6, 2014
    Mint mojito iced coffee!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimOctober 5, 2014
    Just another review to convince you to try the mint mojito ice coffee
  • Olivia H.
    Olivia HaywardSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This location is so groovy and much more mellow than the Shattuck location. Awesome!! Love the orange chairs outside.
  • Armando Bravo M.
    Armando Bravo MartinezAugust 23, 2014
    Monitoring iced coffee!!!
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SilvaAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mocha Tesora, I love you. Being your own cup and pay the price of a small.
  • Pooja N.
    Pooja NairAugust 17, 2014
    I love the mint mojito iced coffee!!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzAugust 16, 2014
    try the mocha
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzAugust 10, 2014
    Custom, local, coffee, by Drew
  • Benjamin O.
    Benjamin OrtizAugust 7, 2014
    The iced ecstatic coffee is AMAZING.
  • Simo E.
    Simo ElaljMay 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Indeed mocha tesora is just amazing. It explains why the queue is so long!
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KarMay 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Always The Jacobs Wonderbar
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RussavageApril 27, 2014
    Best coffee in Berkeley. Plus a great spot to study. And free WiFi!
  • Babette C.
    Babette CantonMarch 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Just went to Peet's to grab a pound of coffee my friend asked me to pick up. They offered me a free coffee. I laughed and said, "No thanks, I'm saving myself for an icy mojito at Philz."
  • Chris K.
    Chris KimFebruary 9, 2014
    Ice esthetic is so gooood! Make sure to order it as sweet and creamy.
  • Alison M.
    Alison McDonaldFebruary 7, 2014
    Coolest coffee shop I've ever been to
  • Kathlyn H.
    Kathlyn HartJanuary 24, 2014
    Give in. I know you dont want to do it but you won't regret it... mint mijito all the way baby
  • Alexandrea S.
    Alexandrea ShermanJanuary 19, 2014
    Amazing Chai Tea!
  • todd
    toddJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a new manhattan for a light yet strong morning brew.
  • Christiana S.
    Christiana SantosDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced Mint Mojito. Perfecto!
  • Marco L.
    Marco LazzeriNovember 29, 2013
    Love this spot. Sunny outdoor seating and one of the best WiFi I experienced in a long time.
  • Joselito L.
    Joselito LaudenciaOctober 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They have almond milk at no extra cost, but you have to ask for it!
  • Maeve S.
    Maeve SloaneOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The baristas don't slap you with extra charge when you want to spice up your drink. Ex. Add mint to your Iced Mocha Tesora.
  • Kelsey S.
    Kelsey S.September 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The mint mojitos and the gingersnap iced coffees are delicious!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionSeptember 4, 2013
    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
  • bastylefilegirl
    bastylefilegirlAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Simon B.
    Simon BurnsJuly 8, 2013
    Hella amounts of sexy studiers!
    Upvoted Oct 21
  • Akshay D.
    Akshay DaveJuly 4, 2013
    Great blends of coffee
  • Brian D.
    Brian DayJune 14, 2013
    Get your coffee philz way with brown sugar. You won't be disappointed
  • Sidwyn K.
    Sidwyn KohJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Tesora here is excellent. Make sure you try a cup before you go.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LehanJune 6, 2013
    Not espresso like other places, but great selection of really good black coffee and iced coffee and beans.
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhMay 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great atmosphere for study and conversations and reading! Honestly am very confused why there is an Amazon locker in this cafw though.
  • Dev
    DevMay 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Googlers get a discount.
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo S.April 20, 2013
    Love the coffee. Hate going to SF or Berkeley for it. I think Oakland could use some Phil's love... Js'n.
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhApril 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Mint mojito is my favorite. There are a number of great bakeries in the area too to match with good coffee
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneApril 3, 2013
    Get the "Greater Soul" you will thank me later 
  • Mehrnaz
    MehrnazApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tesora is great❤
  • Emily F.
    Emily FMarch 23, 2013
    The mint mojito iced coffee is maybe the best coffee drink I have ever had, ever.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DaiMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    First time with the gingersnap iced coffee. Sugary gingery creamy goodness.
  • Jinah C.
    Jinah ChoiFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Philterer soul, Philharmonic, and, of course, Mint Mojito Iced Coffee!
  • David Z.
    David ZhangJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This place gets extremely crowded
  • Mary K.
    Mary KJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    new menu design is easier to read and mske choices!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TaylorJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The chai is great if you want to check in a little lower on the caffeine scale.
  • Lily S.
    Lily SungDecember 18, 2012
    The mint mojito= sweet creamy perfection
  • Catie H.
    Catie H.December 7, 2012
    Philz Chai tea with fresh mint.. Soooooooooooooooooooooo good
  • Bessabear
    BessabearNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here before 9 am for 20% off the flavor of the week (and the parking meters are off until 9 also if you're driving!)
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneSeptember 22, 2012
    Selecting, ordering, purchasing, and acquiring your cup of coffee is a bafflingly convoluted process, but hot diggity, the Tesora is a damn fine cup.
  • Lyndsay
    LyndsaySeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Haven't gotten anything but the mint Mojito iced coffee & I doubt I will either. One cup gets me wired!
  • Johnnie B.
    Johnnie BurikAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Sometimes when it seems like you've successfully secured the lid on your cup of coffee, you haven't.
  • E C.
    E ChenAugust 25, 2012
    Hand-pour coffee only; no espresso drinks other than their handmade espresso
  • Toutou T.
    Toutou TatasAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    In case you can't get enough of their coffee, They will gladly refill your cup. Happy twitching my friends!
  • Ali B.
    Ali BergerJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down, best coffee I've ever had. The ecstatic iced, iced mint mojito and Tesora are amazing!
  • Tiffany K.
    Tiffany KuJuly 5, 2012
    Brilliantly roasted. Also mint mojito iced coffee is a must-try!
  • Carol T.
    Carol TangMay 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you bring your own mug, you get charged at the small size matter how big the mug is!
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie M.G.May 8, 2012
    there is no line. very confusing.
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoyMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee hands down. My favorite is a mix between the Tesora and the Philtered Soul. A must try!!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionMarch 20, 2012
    The anti-Starbucks. Each cup made by hand. Our faves: Tesora, Mocha Tesora, Philharmonic and on a hot day, mojito mint iced coffee.
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DeRodrigoMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you never been here before prepare yourself for the ordering process!
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FenigsteinMarch 8, 2012
    Love the chai tea. Medium sweet with cream. Mmm!
  • Maya L.
    Maya LawrenceJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Turkish blend ftw!
  • scamper r.
    scamper robinsonJanuary 3, 2012
    Ugh, music blaring in the back room is like annoying wallpaper. Do we need the soundtrack? Really? Will avoid in future, yay!
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Special on Tesora coffee - $10/lb so trying it out
  • Anna T.
    Anna TranDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mocha Tesora, not too sweet is amazing.
  • Claire L.
    Claire LeeDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place turns coffee-making into a form of art. Just as it should be.
  • Johnny B.
    Johnny BlendNovember 26, 2011
    Bartender-like coffee experience!
  • Summer K.
    Summer KimSeptember 19, 2011
    LOVE THEIR COFFEEEEE!!! Mocha Tesora with soy is so goooooood :D
  • Donna T.
    Donna TSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee. Ever. I love Silken Splendor and Itz the Best.
  • Lan
    LanSeptember 17, 2011
    Mint mojito iced coffee!
  • Ayush K.
    Ayush KhannaAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There are few things better than an iced mint mojito on a sunny Berkeley afternoon :-)
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TaylorAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The chai is very relaxing.
  • ScottySauce
    ScottySauceAugust 16, 2011
    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.
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur ChangAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Maya L.
    Maya LawrenceAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Turkish, the hint of cardamom is delicious!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DawsonAugust 6, 2011
    The Mocha Tesora is the best mocha I've ever had in my entire mortal life.
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TadinaJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The "Sooooo Good" lived up its name quite nicely!
  • test
    testJuly 25, 2011
    mint mojito is good
  • Juan Leonel A.
    Juan Leonel AlvarezJune 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your own coffee mug. They'll charge you for a small.
  • Teresa L.
    Teresa LandryJune 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Completely addicted to Ether! Love the coffee here. Friendly atmosphere and nice barristas making my coffee.
  • Diana F.
    Diana FakhouriMay 31, 2011
    Philz Mocha Tesora - slightly sweet Read more
  • John B.
    John BobeldykMay 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Jane S.
    Jane ShinApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a piano here so if you've got the skills, hit the keys or enjoy the sounds of others playing--makes for a relaxing environment.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyFebruary 11, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST COFFEE
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezFebruary 5, 2011
    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.
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn G.January 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Jacob's Wonderbar with medium sugar and cream is the way to go.
  • Hanni C.
    Hanni ChehakDecember 10, 2010
    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!
  • Ali C.
    Ali CorwinNovember 6, 2010
    Best best coffee ever.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CuellarOctober 27, 2010
    Best Mojitocoffee in the planet!! Try it out!!
  • David
    DavidOctober 18, 2010
    Outrageously friendly. Live jazz on sunday afternoon; students look up from books and laptops to applaud. Earl grey served with mint leaves.
  • Christian K.
    Christian KrejcikSeptember 30, 2010
    After sampling the menu the Tesora is hands down the best cup of coffee they make!!! You will not be disappointed!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew Carpenter-ArevaloSeptember 13, 2010
    Try the Turkish!
  • Brendan A.
    Brendan AronoffJune 29, 2010
    Awesome place to sit and work. Nice atmosphere, and good drinks.
  • Brennan B.
    Brennan BrianJune 26, 2010
    Comfy couches, tables to chill at, and tasty coffee. Julie's ultimate for me!
  • Zakk D.
    Zakk DeVineJune 11, 2010
    If you like coffee, you'll love Philz. Best cup of coffee you can find anywhere
  • Lala M.
    Lala MMay 24, 2010
    Cash only for today 5/24...still working the kinks out. Friendly place!
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