Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee

270 7th St (btwn Howard & Folsom St), San Francisco, CA 94103
Closed until 7:00am tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • "... single-origin drip coffee or a straight up espresso shot." (9 tips)
  • "... leave here without a Hooker's Sweet Treat to go with your coffee. Relax..." (12 tips)
  • "Ginger scones are better than best" (7 tips)
  • Danielle M.

    You'll pay with Square here, because Jack Dorsey is an investor in the shop

    Danielle M. · April 18, 2011
  • Tristan

    not a fan of the hot chocolate, but the space is pretty awesome. great place for a quick meeting

    Tristan · August 9, 2011
  • Laughing Squid

    Pay for your coffee using Square and get a glimpse of the future.

    Laughing Squid · August 13, 2011
  • om m.

    Forget everything and go basic with an espresso shot. Cleanse your palette with a cool class of sparkling water chaser.

    om m. · April 12, 2010
  • Morgan M.

    Popular shop with hipsters and techies alike. You can pay using a Square reader on an iPad.

    Morgan M. · September 8, 2011
  • Jori L.

    Legendary coffee place from Square's early day promotion. You can also spot tech celebrities going here or find a group of 4SQ engineers who might invite you to their tech events

    Jori L. · August 18, 2011
  • Jack D.

    ask for the Smokey Joe.

    Jack D. · August 1, 2009
  • Morgan Elaine M.

    Boo, no wifi

    Morgan Elaine M. · August 26, 2011
  • Morgan M.

    No such thing as a skinny (non-fat) latte here. They have soy milk and whole milk, but no skim milk. Skim milk is soooo bourgeois.

    Morgan M. · January 10, 2012
  • Aaron M.

    Great coffee, but purposefully lacking in seating, outlets or WiFi, making this a place to be seen, rather than a place to be.

    Aaron M. · September 26, 2011
  • om m.

    Try the ginger scone with an espresso and savor perfect harmony

    om m. · November 26, 2011
  • Ian S.

    hooker's mocha - worth having just to say it out loud.

    Ian S. · October 18, 2012
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Mocha and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · January 20, 2011
  • Dens

    They don't serve tea here. And if you ask, you will be shamed. I think you can order from the coffee bar upstairs if the line is long (tho I haven't tried this top secret tip yet)

    Dens · January 16
  • Jack S.

    The decor may be lacking (for now) but they brew the best coffee in the city IMHO.

    Jack S. · March 11, 2010
  • om m.

    try their drip decaf! delicious and possibly the best decaf you will ever taste

    om m. · December 31, 2010
  • om m.

    Try the ginger scone - the toughest to give up addiction in business

    om m. · December 19, 2013
  • Rafi S.

    While you wait for your coffee, bother the baristas with coffee trivia, e.g., "does a cortado come in a ceramic cup or a glass?". Don't know the answer? Better get down to Sightglass.

    Rafi S. · February 11, 2013
  • Catherine B.

    Friendly staff

    Catherine B. · February 12, 2010
  • Alex C.

    sit at the bar upstairs and people watch

    Alex C. · January 13, 2012
  • Cameron W.

    Money Hose!

    Cameron W. · August 10, 2009
  • David R.

    This coffee shop represents the pinnacle of western civilisation.

    David R. · November 20, 2012
  • Bodhi S.

    Remember - drip drinks on the right. Otherwise you'll be waiting a looong time on the left

    Bodhi S. · September 25, 2012
  • Robert G.

    The usual laptop crowd stays away because of the lack of Wi-Fi and power plugs, and that's a good thing. This way, the coffee and the surroundings get the attention they deserve.

    Robert G. · February 4, 2013
  • Square, Inc.

    Sip on a cappuccino, grab a piece of orange cake, and pay at the counter with Square Wallet!

    Square, Inc. · December 14, 2012
  • Andrew H.

    Fantastic, high-ceilinged space with the roasting going on right in front of you. Try a hand-poured, single-origin drip coffee or a straight up espresso shot.

    Andrew H. · January 3, 2012
  • Chris M.

    Ask for the 1950 Blend. it's apparently delish.

    Chris M. · August 16, 2009
  • Ryan Scott T.

    Head over to Sightglass and try any of their specialty drip coffees, throw in some Hooker's chocolates for a seriously delicious buzz.

    Ryan Scott T. · September 15, 2009
  • Robert v.

    Great Place to just enjoy your coffee :)

    Robert v. · June 8, 2013
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Coffee.Throw a rock in almost any neighborhood these days, and you’re likely to hit a café with exceptionally skilled baristas serving locally.. Read more

    SF Weekly · May 31, 2012
  • Khalil B.

    I learned to love coffee here.

    Khalil B. · February 15, 2010
  • Burt H.

    Nice stylish cafe (but no wifi!)

    Burt H. · July 27, 2011
  • Daniel

    Enjoy a doppio ristretto from the Slayer espresso machine.

    Daniel · April 1, 2010
  • Joshua N.

    A relative newcomer on the scene, it's making big waves with the technies in SOMA. Not bad - better than Ritual and Four Barrel and on some days as good as or better than Blue Bottle.

    Joshua N. · January 10, 2012
  • Isaac H.

    Go to Sightglass

    Isaac H. · July 22, 2009
  • ginny h.

    Really good latte

    ginny h. · January 7, 2011
  • Tommy L.

    No wifi. Bring a Karma.

    Tommy L. · 3 weeks ago
  • Sarah L.

    Ginger scones are better than best

    Sarah L. · April 21, 2013
  • Tyler W.

    They just got fancy donuts in. The bacon one was highly recommended. The chocolate papaya was pretty good. Mmmm, high-brow.

    Tyler W. · September 1, 2011
  • Geoff P.

    Very good prepared drinks, although I prefer others. But for some beans to take home for your own press pot, there's are as good as it gets. And I love their logo.

    Geoff P. · August 25, 2011
  • Yahya M.

    Awesome coffee - pay with credit card to use Square.

    Yahya M. · January 12, 2010
  • April B.

    get yourself some delicious coffee and dont bypass the HOOKERS SWEET TREATS

    April B. · September 12, 2009
  • Camille C.

    This place is pretty sweet! The baristas are kind. The music is funky. And if you come on a lucky day... You may meet the brilliant Jack Dorsey! :))

    Camille C. · August 27, 2011
  • Govind K.

    Can't believe that's a giant roaster... talk to the staff roasting coffee while waiting for your drip

    Govind K. · August 16, 2011
  • Leap Year

    Very strong espresso. Best coffee we've ever had. Oh, and Square's Jack Dorsey is one of the investors.

    Leap Year · August 4, 2011
  • Andy ⚓.

    Try the tea. It's off the menu, but you can ask for it. Their chamomile is so good.

    Andy ⚓. · February 10
  • David B.

    Great bathrooms!

    David B. · April 1, 2013
  • Diane T.

    Try the Orange Cake - gluten-free! (via @Foodspotting)

    Diane T. · October 24, 2012
  • Aaron D.

    Beautiful space, fantastic coffee. Sit upstairs and eavesdrop on startup pitches.

    Aaron D. · October 11, 2012
  • Anna

    They sell Hooker's Sweet Treats' salted caramels!

    Anna · August 24, 2012

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