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Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
  • Noah L.
    "Grab a drip coffee or espresso and check out the upstairs."(35 Tips)
    Abbey K.
    "Get the Vanilla Iced Coffee and a Hookers Sea Salt Caramel!"(21 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "A must, go up stairs to the affogato bar!"(16 Tips)
    Joel C.
    "The vanilla iced cold brew with almond milk is my go to drink."(8 Tips)
551 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • lively
  • upstairs
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  • Achal V.
    Achal VarmaMarch 22, 2015
    Get the Vanilla Cold Brew with Almond Milk!
  • Ron P.
    Ron PragidesApril 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
  • Jess H.
    Jess HuangJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're ordering anything decaf or non-coffee, you're doing it wrong.
  • SillyCamilly
    SillyCamillyAugust 27, 2011
    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! :))
  • Dane H.
    Dane HarriganMay 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best cappuccinos in San Francisco
  • Lenny L.
    Felt a bit pretentious
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellMay 1, 2014
    Awesome atmosphere, good seating upstairs.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    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
  • Eva F.
    Eva FröhlichApril 19, 2014
    Go here if you crave good coffee made with the demanded patience and love. Soo good when the coffee is brewed to is best taste!
  • Alex C.
    Alex Choi ❄️January 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    sit at the bar upstairs and people watch
  • Alexis Y.
    Alexis YipApril 12
    Beautiful space with extremely high ceilings, but higher than average prices. This location does not offer any wifi nor outlets. Not a good place to do any work on your laptop.
  • Satyajeet P.
    Satyajeet PalJuly 14, 2013
    Really cool place to grab a cup of good coffee. Bring your bike inside, convenient!
  • Chan Y.
    Chan YunDecember 8, 2016
    Love it this place👍
  • Justin M.
    Justin MJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    3 random things to like: 1. Low toxin coffee (no mold)! 2. Zero attitude from baristas - seriously, you expect some 'tude but you'll find everyone is super friendly; 3. No Pink soap! Real soap!
  • S D.
    S DAugust 13, 2015
    One word: excellent! One of the coolest coffee bars in town.
  • Micha H.
    Micha Hernandez van LeuffenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lattes and Drip coffees
  • Bikash M.
    Bikash MishraAugust 17
    Good coffee, great vibe at this popular coffee shop. Get a pour over!
  • Sammie
    SammieJune 11, 2012
    Get the canelé and enjoy for me ;)
  • Paulina
    PaulinaFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Caffeine in the form of coffee only. Bummer.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiSeptember 6, 2015
    Nice coffee shop in soma. Cool interior space.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJune 28, 2013
    They only roast Monday through Thursday - Friday is cleaning day!
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PolettoMay 26, 2014
    Sightglass is a celebration of coffee, not just a quick caffeine fix. You won't find wi-fi here. Leave the latte behind & drink a black drip coffee: it's sweet here, not bitter like you might expect.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 20, 2011
    Try the Mocha
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ginger scones live up the hype. BYO wifi.
  • David B.
    David BanNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A favorite of Foursquare SF employees and visitors, this temple to meticulously made coffee is always worth a visit.
  • christopher
    christopherNovember 7, 2014
  • James W.
    James WhittakerOctober 20, 2011
    Come on a Thursday morning and watch them roast the coffee beans whilst sipping an Ethiopian drip coffee.
  • Isaac H.
    Isaac HallJuly 22, 2009
    Go to Sightglass
  • Kathleen
    KathleenMarch 4, 2012
    Why no wifi?!
  • Vyoma
    VyomaJuly 25, 2013
    Coffee here is amazing. The ambience is pretty unique too, you'll see sacks and sacks of stuff- maybe coffee beans. You won't find a menu at the back of the barista either. Love this place.
  • David B.
    David BradwaySeptember 3, 2014
    I was very disappointed. I've had the coffee before. But today, my Americano was short, muddy and note-less. And the staff, disturbingly aloof, and charged me for my replacement drip-coffee! 😳
  • Eduardo I.
    Eduardo IríasJuly 11, 2015
    No free Wifi 😭😭
  • SoopahViv
    SoopahVivJune 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold brew floats at the affogato bar!
  • @RickNakama
    @RickNakamaJuly 14, 2012
    Delicious coffee & probably the most beautiful cafe layout I've ever experienced!
  • Yahya M.
    Yahya MokhtarzadaJanuary 12, 2010
    Awesome coffee - pay with credit card to use Square.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit upstairs and watch the baristas work their magic. There are also weekly Friday cuppings in the afternoon in the lab on the loft.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GreiderJune 22, 2016
    Great atmosphere and damn delicious coffee! Maybe the best iced coffee I've ever had!
  • Ron P.
    Ron PragidesApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    "Fine coffees for a weary world." @Sightglass
  • Marc R.
    Marc RothJanuary 7, 2012
    I can't believe anyone would spend that much money to build 1 coffee shop. I like it, but Damn! (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Robert v.
    Robert van HoeselJune 8, 2013
    Great Place to just enjoy your coffee :)
  • Will K.
    Will KivinskiOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't wait for the full space to open. The El Salvadorean drip coffee was really tasty straight up!
  • Samihah A.
    Samihah AzimJanuary 18, 2013
    There's no wifi but the coffee is incredibly smooth.
  • Sean H.
    Sean HowellSeptember 25, 2013
    Beans to go. Tastes as good at home
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana CaputoNovember 15, 2013
    Best orange cake ever!!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DingJuly 17, 2016
    Productivity: 4 stars. Gorgeous internals with 2 floors, first serving coffee, and 2nd for chat/working. Could be crowded at times.
  • Z
    ZFebruary 27, 2013
    "Sightglass serves up decadent lattes and single-origin Chemex brews of their freshly roasted, micro-lot beans all from a teeny cart."
  • Leah C.
    Leah Candelaria-TylerAugust 6, 2014
    Airy and bright - great place to enjoy a book and cup of coffee. I do wish the had bigger sizes of the to-go drip :)
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownMay 9, 2014
    The 2nd floor seating offers a sweeping grand view from above, it’s a great spot to perch and savor your drink.
  • Ellen H.
    Ellen HsuJanuary 19
    possibly the best almond milk latte i've ever had but NO WIFI.
  • Abhinav L.
    Abhinav LalJuly 3, 2015
    Vanilla iced coffee with almond milk
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