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Sightglass Coffee

Coffee Shop$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • Noah W.
    "Some of the best espresso and iced single origin coffee in the city."(4 Tips)
    "Best cold brew coffee money can buy in this city."(6 Tips)
    Matthew P.
    "Great stop in the Mission to reflect and drink a top espresso."(30 Tips)
    Adam K.
    "The gluten-free almond cake is fantastic!"(3 Tips)
126 Tips and reviews
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  • pastries
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  • Lolosaurr
    LolosaurrOctober 3, 2014
    Lovely, well-designed store, especially with the sunlight falling in through the windows. Smaller outfit than the Sightglass on 7th St but exudes so much warmth. Friendly team of baristas :) In love.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissApril 25, 2015
    Some of the best espresso and iced single origin coffee in the city. Cappuccino is a bit sour in the best way. Great breakfast pastries, too.
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FerraroApril 12, 2016
    Love this place! One of the few places I will miss if I move out of the area! Their lattes are the best and I love the chocolate raspberry scone!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee, beautiful space. Been here a few times and only had pleasant experiences with the folks working here. A tad small and hard to find seats though, with no wifi so not a great work place.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BraceSeptember 26, 2014
    Order a drink and grab a seat and admire the beautifully curated space and fixtures. The interior design reflects Art Deco usually found in modernist cities like New York and Chicago.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LunøeNovember 9, 2014
    Espressos, Cappuccinos or pour overs. Taste the coffee and do not drown it in milk. Croissants are great too!
    Upvoted Aug 29
  • Drew M.
    Drew MoxonMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible ambiance, and the attention to detail is superb. The fact that they installed exposed matte-finished hard wood on the ceilings says it all.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WhiteJanuary 10, 2015
    Gorgeous interior, stunning light. Amazing coffee, I recommend the flat white. Cool stereo system, lots to look at while they make your coffee.
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenAugust 5, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Join the Savory Pastry Cult and order a savory pastry such as the everything croissant with cream cheese. It delivers the joys of an everything bagel in a lighter, fluffier container.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela ChunFebruary 1, 2015
    Sightglass has the real deal in espresso and handcrafted drip coffee accompanied by perfect match pastries, both sweet and savory v
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect for some conversation or a quick hour of work. Bring your own wifi, though! The interior is lovely.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The little Mission sibling of the original location. Can be difficult to navigate if they are busy. Take your coffee outside and have a sit on their lovely benches.
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle Kelly-YahnerMarch 22, 2014
    Much smaller than sightglass' soma counterpart, but still awesome. High ceilings, tons of light and diner booth style seating. Great Americanos and pour overs.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon M.May 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the coolest designed shops in the city with their high ceilings & wood interior. The iced almond toddy is delicious. No WiFi
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMay 11, 2015
    I bring traveling baristas here for the beautiful space, strangely friendly and mellow baristas (for sightglass staff) and calm atmosphere.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PerkinsOctober 10, 2014
    Great stop in the Mission to reflect and drink a top espresso. Love the interior. Staff are friendly and relaxed.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxAugust 2, 2015
    Normally a "cup of Joe" in the morning kind of guy. But iced coffee + vanilla + almond milk is a nice afternoon delight
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergDecember 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pistachio Croissant if you want sweet, Everything Croissant for savory. Can't go wrong with any of the pastries.
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanDecember 4, 2015
    If you love good coffee, you'll love Sightglass. Just be warned this is not a place to work from and there is limited seating.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiNovember 8, 2015
    Beautifully designed and perfect for sharing time with someone over a solid espresso.
  • Allie B.
    get the everything croissant with cream cheese, but note their large coffees are certainly smalls to anyone's standard.
  • JS1
    JS1October 14, 2016
    Quick cup is good as are the lattes. Pastry selection has many good things including a few gluten free items.
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoMay 14, 2016
    Although people behind the counter are not overly empathic, the coffee is amazing. And the space is so pleasant.
  • Cipriano S.
    Cipriano SánchezDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cappuccinos here are really good! Plus they're always served at the right temperature - No boiling coffee 👍
  • Rick B.
    Rick BrockAugust 2, 2015
    Loved this place. My favorite is Jerboa's Vanilla Iced Cold Brew
  • Daniel M.
    Cold brew? You can get that anywhere. Ask for either of the pour-over's iced 👌🏻
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 20, 2014
    Get an espresso and share some space, because there are basically no seats.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Warm, delicious, and unpretentious. Perfect cold brew before a climb at nearby MC.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonNovember 4, 2014
    Awesome record player in the corner. Good pastries, amazing coffee. No wifi.
  • Dana H.
    Dana HooshmandJuly 9, 2016
    Amazing espresso drinks, amazing atmosphere.
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenApril 11, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    This location has the little baby brother of the roaster at the main location.
  • Astrid H.
    Super trendy coffee bar. Everything is delicious
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenJune 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The vanilla iced coffee is amazing! Come here almost every day for it.
  • Roderic C.
    Obviously a great coffee spot, but it's not great for bigger groups to hang like the 7th street location.
  • Carly S.
    Carly SJuly 11
    Grab an espresso drink to go. The space is beautiful but small.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrackinAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The carrot bran muffin is delicious. I usually order my coffee iced.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MartinNovember 27, 2014
    Chocolate raspberry scone and the decor make this a great spot to stop, hang, and sip on something
  • Iris N.
    Iris NgJanuary 28, 2015
    Pour over coffee. They got new design for take out cups!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for the coffee, stay for the eclectic vinyl record collection
  • Emily W.
    Emily WarrenSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome atmosphere. Love the almond cake. Try the handmade caramels for an afternoon treat!
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Best house-made granola. Perfectly paired with a quick cup.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterMay 4, 2015
    Really cool space. Good choice of savory breakfast pastries.
  • Todd X.
    Todd XFebruary 24, 2014
    Cute new space, but much smaller than 7th St. Nice pastry selection.
  • Max
    MaxJuly 8, 2016
    Bright space with everything you would expect from a top SF coffee house.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HammerMay 23, 2015
    Chill and laid back space that is entirely different from their space in 7th
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonJune 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best iced coffee in town! One of my favorite coffee shops/coffee in SF.
  • Austin S.
    Austin SmithMay 14, 2015
    Step 1) Buy the delicious coffee here. Step 2) bring your coffee across the street to Atlas for better food, wifi, and vibes.
  • Arnoud A.
    Awesome handmade interior and best coffee in Mission.
  • Ni M.
    Ni MuMarch 2, 2014
    This feels like a 70s woods-manlier version of the Soma location somehow.
  • Jingxiao L.
    Jingxiao LuJanuary 13
    My favorite coffee place after rock climbing. Pastries are very good too!
  • Johannes M.
    Johannes MoserJune 16, 2016
    cold brew. ☕ vanilla flavored. ☕ with almond milk. Never had a ☕ like this. It was awesome.
  • Achim H.
    Achim H3 days ago
    good coffee, overprized cookies et al, no sandwiches, no wifi - wannabe cool ambiance. For me: one time is enough.
  • William F.
    William FergusonJuly 18, 2016
    The pour overs are solid but the espresso drinks are the best.
  • Tiffany H.
    Tiffany HoMarch 15, 2014
    Seating's pretty limited. Look and feel of the place is like The Mill + Blue Bottle at W. C. Morse
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkMay 29, 2014
    Iced drip with perfect portion (about 8oz-ish)!
  • Steijn P.
    Steijn PelleDecember 19, 2015
    Stunning interior, delicious brioche and great capp!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningApril 23, 2015
    Excellent coffee in a meticulous space. Attention to detail.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OApril 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely to watch the baristas make your pour over.
  • Ting S.
    Ting SJanuary 25, 2016
    Such a lovely place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon.
  • Jesse R.
    Jesse RobbinsFebruary 25, 2014
    Best coffee in city, beautiful location.
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VincentJuly 8, 2014
    Good coffee. Plenty of hipsters. Music on vinyl.
  • Adam K.
    Adam K.March 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The gluten-free almond cake is fantastic!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchultzMarch 6, 2014
    Plan on to go cup, not as much seating compared to SOMA spot
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The espresso is great. Really strong but not super bitter.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseApril 8, 2015
    Vanilla brew with almond milk means no regrets. A sweet pick me up.
  • Chad
    ChadJune 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cold brew coffee money can buy in this city.
  • John M.
    John Melas-KyriaziJanuary 30, 2016
    Nothing better than a trip to Sightglass in the Mission on a sunny, warm winter day.
  • Marina K.
    Marina K.November 30, 2015
    Regular drip coffee and latte are great.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get their atelier dion coffee mug to appreciate their coffee
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongNovember 29, 2015
    spacious hipster spot with a few tables & couches
  • Nana
    NanaMay 8, 2016
    Cute little place. Almond latte was so good! ☕️
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamSeptember 5, 2015
    Love the vanilla cold brew with almond milk!
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittySeptember 1, 2016
    Good coffee in a gorgeous setting
  • nancy t.
    nancy t.August 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great ambiance for meeting up with a friend.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HousewrightMarch 5, 2014
    One of the best shops in SF.
  • cami j.
    cami j.December 15, 2015
    the. best. cup. of. coffee. in. sf. beautiful, tiny space.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubSeptember 10, 2016
    Almond cake is pretty tasty with a cuppa.
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MunozMarch 26, 2015
    Had the latte and it was great
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanMarch 22, 2016
    Great Rwanda pour over today
  • Harry R.
    Harry RobertsOctober 23, 2015
    No wifi, but great service and a very nice atmosphere.
  • Erik O.
    Erik OlesundJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best coffee in SF.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GelinasJanuary 18, 2015
    If you wanna enjoy great coffee in a stylish place, here ya go
  • Marc A.
    Marc AafjesFebruary 27, 2015
    Single origin drip coffees!
  • Jared M.
    Jared MessengerAugust 16, 2014
    One of the best coffee shops in the Mission.
  • Jessie
    JessieNovember 16, 2015
    Best coffee in SF !!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McGrawFebruary 23, 2014
    Great coffee new to the mission.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoSeptember 10, 2016
    Vanilla iced coffee, for sure.
  • Mai L.
    Mai LeJune 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Ethiopian iced coffee for drinking there in a mason jar.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MederosJanuary 22, 2016
    Tiny, cozy space where the spectacular coffee flows like the unending stream of time. Seriously great coffee, quirky (yet delicious) pastries, and a nice ambiance for seating/chatting if there's space
  • Laurence B.
    Laurence BerlandMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Same great sightglass coffee, but very limited seating.
  • Marc A.
    Marc AafjesFebruary 27, 2015
    Great single origin drips
  • Aubrie J.
    Aubrie JohnsonDecember 4, 2014
    They only carry pastries, so stop somewhere else first if you're hungry.
  • Joey D.
    Joey DaoudJune 11, 2015
    Good coffee but no wifi and outlets. Afogato at other location.
  • David P.
    David PoulsenFebruary 5, 2016
    Really good Cappuccinos and Lattes
  • Sergey V.
    Sergey VorontsovJune 11, 2016
    Listen to vinyl records here.
  • Kayo S.
    Kayo S.May 12, 2015
    For people who like coffee on the sour side.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJune 7, 2016
    Beautiful space, good drinks
  • elisa
    elisaNovember 1, 2015
    No nonfat milk here! Only whole or almond
  • Buck W.
    Buck WilsonAugust 10, 2014
    Proper flat white. Super good.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacMarch 22, 2015
    Just great espresso. And decor.
  • Matea B.
    Matea BronicOctober 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Single origin espresso 👌🏻
  • Kidhack
    KidhackMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the VIP booth at the front.
  • Adam K.
    Adam K.August 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Any espresso drink!
  • Sarah
    SarahJune 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the espresso only.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasMay 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The most hipster coffee shop that ever existed
  • TJ W.
    TJ WalkerOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great interior design!
  • Trevor
    TrevorApril 9, 2014
    Another beautiful bright space from Sightglass.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WMay 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's cold toddy is great!
  • Desmond F.
    Desmond F.May 17, 2015
    Fantastic latte.
  • Will L.
    Will LuongAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    vanilla iced toddy
  • Erin H.
    Erin HegartyNovember 7, 2016
    Iced coffee and pastries
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HiscottSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Jeroba's jump espresso
  • Holly D.
    Holly DJune 30
    thankful for the baristas here
  • Robin A.
    Robin AndersenFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The counter flow was a little weird. The attention to interior detail is great. Little seating. Points for the record player. The cashier was pleasant. The baristas, not so much. Smiles don't hurt.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PuliafitoApril 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty record player.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseMay 14, 2015
    Coffee floats. Genius. Hands down the most delicious ice cream/coffee/soda creation ever. I think I've seen and done it all now. I'll die happy.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Not a lot of seating here.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJune 17, 2015
    They don't have tea.
  • Ashleigh G.
    Ashleigh GardnerJanuary 3, 2016
    Beautiful space with amazing third wave coffee.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerMarch 29, 2014
    Sightglass Protip: Avoid the garbage service and counter-lady snobbery and go to Ritual or Bluebottle or Philz or Haus or Coffee Bar instead.
  • Mighty T.
    Mighty TravelsMay 20, 2014
    Too bad they do not have WiFi...
  • Craig C.
    Craig CannonFebruary 23, 2014
    Voted SF's Best New Place to Wait in Line in 2014
  • S N.
    S NayMay 11, 2016
    The coffee has been bad in d afternoon. So disappointing when you pay $5 for a coffee and wait for so long to pick up your order only to be served bad coffee. Just walk 2 blocks to blue bottle instead
  • S N.
    S NayMay 11, 2016
    Cappuccino was not even filled all the way to the top of the cup, was too hot and too milky. Tasted like hot steamed milk. Avoid going there in the afternoon. Disappointing!
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    I was Here; So Happy!
  • Ana O.
    Ana OFebruary 24, 2014
    Coffee for the new google employees. Eyerollz
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