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Ritual Coffee Roasters

Ritual Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
275 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • hipster
  • authentic
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  • Thomas C.
    Great space to grab some solid coffee and get work done or have a sit down with friends. They play trendy music and have a central location to other decent Mission spots if that's what you're into 😎
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    The original Valencia Street location is classic coffee shop cool, while the reclaimed-wood Napa stand helps fuel up sippers perusing the artisanal purveyors at the famous Oxbow Public Market. Read more
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMay 11, 2015
    Everything is perfect, the design, the coffee, the lovely baristas, & the merchandise selection. Mostly I love the espresso machines, because they pull legit shots of espresso & steam milk perfection
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanApril 6, 2015
    A quiet cafe with classical music and wi-fi. Half the price of the hipster places nearby and the interior follows suite. However a great place to work and get stuff done. #win
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattNovember 11, 2015
    The Don Guayo beans from Guatemala were prepared as a cold brew on nitro. The cup has slightly more body feel than it does in mouth. Aroma and mouth of lemon leads to a body of potato and walnut.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattJuly 17, 2015
    Hacienda Carmona beans (Guatemala) were prepared as today's cold brew. The roast just grazes a medium body, yielding more of emphasis on sweet tones of papaya and agave nectar. Cups soft in mouth.
  • Vladie
    VladieJune 6, 2015
    Good recommendations if you are lost what to order. Friendly staff. You can have a peaceful cup of coffee while sitting at the table on the sidewalk. And you can buy raw coffee to brew home.
  • Fish S.
    Fish SunMarch 4, 2010
    I have done a tour of the best coffee shops in San Francisco this week, visited 5 coffee shops recommended by Citysearch, Ritual is by far the best one I have ever visited. Just can't get enough of it Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    Coffee professional Erin Meister wrote, “Their focus on the beans rather than the roast or even necessarily the barista were a sort of turning-point for a lot of other coffee companies.” Read more
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattAugust 2, 2015
    Gatchatha, a bean from Kenya, is fun to cup with its multiple levels of flavor. The mouth has characteristic punch with caramel and banana tones. The finish is dark with a touch of cinnamon.
  • Wesley K.
    Wesley Keppel-HenryDecember 10, 2013
    Although known for their coffee, they also serve a variety of fine teas! Tea menu isn't always on display; you may have to ask to see it. The osmanthus-elderflower is particularly lovely!
  • Time Out San Francisco
    Time Out San FranciscoDecember 19, 2014
    This popular spot has garnered a roasting reputation of its own with a meticulous and fanatical approach to production and brewing that borders on the religious. Try out the seasonal espresso blends. Read more
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KaplanMarch 15, 2015
    Aside from great coffee the redesign of the store is amazing. By far one of the coolest looking shops in SF, along with Four Barrel and Blue Bottle
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BernasconiSeptember 8, 2013
    This is one of the Apple tribe's stomping grounds. Anthropologists will enjoy the opportunity to observe an especially dedicated string of Steve Jobs followers. Coffee is ok btw. Prices ok. No outlets
  • pc y.
    pc youngJuly 27, 2011
    Excellent coffee, but the baristas are way-too-cool. Ignored usually, then looked put out when one asks for rec. I buy the coffee from local shops instead of braving the hipstas on Valencia.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesMarch 6, 2015
    Excellent coffee, great meeting spot. Lots of space to chat. Amazingly, the baristas seem to be different every day. Don't forget they have multiple espressos to choose from!
  • Lucky
    LuckySeptember 22, 2014
    Worse espressi (I tried two, just to give the place another chance) I have ever tried in my life! Sure they get the hearts etc perfectly down in the latte's foam but common... Also: no wifi!
  • Rodrigo D.
    Rodrigo DaviesAugust 6, 2013
    Been here twice, both times the macchiato was very bitter. I can't tell if they don't know how to make one or they don't care. Four Barrel is way ahead on taste, either at 16th or Grand on 23rd.
  • Dania E.
    Dania ElFebruary 5, 2015
    Spot is great for eavesdropping on interesting conversation or meeting people at the large communal table in the back. Coffee is excellent too. Smooth and barely bitter.
  • Marcy M.
    Marcy MaxwellFebruary 16
    Big open, modern space. My mocha was lukewarm, but delicious. We went for the Ritual branded, mason jar sippy cup with cosy. 💙
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattApril 9, 2015
    La Folie from Guatemala prepared as a cold brew has a faint dark chocolate bitterness in the light body of the cup. The cup is clean with a honeydew melon mouth.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaAugust 29, 2014
    New space is bright and shiny but no wi-fi. So happy that they serve song tea here because all of their teas are top-notch.
  • riley s.
    riley starshipNovember 16, 2015
    the most hipster place I've ever been -- also the only coffee I've ever had that was good enough to drink black. they have a menu with tasting notes. no outlets though
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorSeptember 6, 2009
    The ones who started it all still have a place at the table. Don't be put off by cries of "Too many hipsters!" and "Too many scenesters!" I am neither and find it awesome.
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenJanuary 10, 2012
    Ok, all the hipsters like this place and the espressos aren't bad - but I can't get into it. Compared to Blue Bottle's roast, I always get a tinny, unpleasant metallic taste with Ritual.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MeehanMay 2, 2010
    Ritual is the perfect coffeehouse to tap into American State-of-Mind on People can Connect Over Coffee here. Uber cool coffeehouse, music et al.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattApril 26
    Aramo beans from Ethiopia were available as a cold brew on the nitro tap today. The mouth of the cup stands out with a bright, and fruit and herbal filled punch of peach and dill. Mid bod & hi aroma.
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanApril 6, 2015
    They have. Great seletion of Teas and coffee, beautifully crafted space however no wi-fi and it's pretty noisy. I wont come back to work here.
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopJune 2, 2009
    This place is all about the uber-baristas, so stick with lattes & cappuccinos. Skip the ice coffee (which is often bitter and full of grinds) and the house coffee.
  • Fatima
    FatimaFebruary 12, 2011
    Good coffee + free wifi + the blonde male barista is nice (the others weren't as friendly) + poor pastry selection (no choco cupcakes!). Overall, pretty good place.
  • Myriah Z.
    Myriah ZaytounOctober 10, 2013
    If you're here in October '13, check out the illustrations on the wall by Briana Kranz while you wait for your coffee. She's amazing.
  • Troy S.
    Troy SorianoJanuary 25, 2010
    The staff is too busy to be smile, they're one of these coffeeshops that don't want you hanging around after paying. The attitude is even more piquant than the coffee.
  • Joseph N.
    Joseph NagleMay 21, 2013
    Terrible place to work, Internet can slow to a crawl or even stop working, however amazing place for coffee some of the best in the city
  • Annie B.
    Annie BergenSeptember 20, 2013
    Good chill work music @ritualcoffee.The vibe here is very "get stuff done, but no need to stress." Love it. Highly recommend.
  • Eszter T.
    Eszter TomposMarch 18, 2012
    It's annoyingly hip here but the coffee is sooo very good! Smooth, nice, wonderful cup of coffee that's worth feeling cliche San Francisco for.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonDecember 17, 2015
    Bright and airy spot with great espresso, pour over, aeropress, and more. Plenty of space for working too, though no WiFi
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the Cortado - The (lovely) barista called it something different, but made it for me when I told her I prefer cortados. Awesome.
  • Shannon Z.
    Shannon ZJune 13, 2015
    Now selling gluten free treats at Ritual Coffee from Flour Chylde Bakery (around $5)
  • Hattie S.
    Hattie StroudSeptember 7, 2014
    Much needed refurbish of the interior recently completed - cafe is streamlined and there's great Paul Madonna art on the wall.
  • Leon
    LeonJuly 29, 2012
    If you want 8oz latte you need to specify - even of it says it'll be 8oz. Nice coffee though, best I've head in SF yet.
  • Joshua P.
    Joshua PollakJuly 11, 2009
    Go for the macchiatto. Read the foam like tea leaves. (The americano is also suprisingly good if you need something that lasts longer.)
  • Roshan S.
    Roshan Sadanani3 weeks ago
    Great open layout upfront with seating outside and in the back. No wifi, but great coffee and nitro cold brew
  • Steven
    StevenSeptember 7, 2013
    Ritual was the only espresso bar where you ordered with the barista, not the cashier. Until this week. It has been swapped round. Bad move. It set them apart. Now they're just like the others.
  • Z
    ZFebruary 27, 2013
    "Topped with seamless rosettas and hearts, Ritual’s velvety lattes combine seasonally rotating espressos with milk from local Clover Farms."
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MondouxJanuary 13, 2013
    I feel like George Costanza saying this, but they have one of the best public bathrooms in the city. Plenty of paper, nice window, Dyson Airblade.
  • Petr P.
    Petr PinkasJanuary 19, 2014
    Absolutely incredibely tasty and perfect vegan decaf cappucino with almond milk.
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesMarch 14, 2015
    Love this place for the great espresso and well lit seating area. Great spot to get some work done.
  • Leon
    LeonJuly 29, 2012
    If you want an 8oz latte, you should specify even though it's says it on the menu board.. Nice coffee though!!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeMarch 28, 2015
    Get a 1 & 1. An single origin espresso and one cappuccino accompanied by a butter croissant and everything is alright
  • S D.
    S DAugust 20, 2015
    very cool joint with excellent coffee. nice vibe. large tables. great coffee. what else do you need?
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