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Coffee Shop$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Jason P.
    "Blue bottle pour-over, lattes, great cookies."(10 Tips)
    Justin T.
    "The Macau (Uncle Kirk special) is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up."(6 Tips)
    ReeD
    "Grab a New Orleans iced coffee and sit at the outdoor POPOS next door..."(4 Tips)
    Justin T.
    "Try the Macau Iced Coffee!"(3 Tips)
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  • Lambert T.
    Their honesty and awesome customer service
  • Shelly L.
    Shelly LuJune 1, 2016
    The baristas are very kind and the soy latte is one of the best I have had.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧May 11, 2016
    Go ahead. Have a cookie. You deserve it.
  • Joh S.
    Joh SungJanuary 27, 2016
    Drinks are no longer being served using Blue Bottle Coffee beans - they're using beans from Cento Coffee now. The New Orleans iced coffee and Macu drinks are still on the menu
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 23, 2016
    Drip coffee for $2.75. Cash only and it's for take-away only.
  • James T.
    James TJanuary 13, 2016
    Now serves Cento coffee.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiJanuary 2, 2016
    All shots served double ristretto.
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    No longer serves Blue Bottle coffee - now serves Centro.
  • Sarah
    SarahOctober 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's cash only.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Macau iced coffee is all you need to get through the morning.
  • Lexi K.
    Lexi K.August 5, 2015
    I tried New Orleans iced coffee - which was okay. Not sure about the hype
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerJuly 27, 2015
    They do their drip coffee as a pour over for $2.75. Best spot in the neighborhood to grab a coffee on the way to work.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMay 30, 2015
    I love these hidden little pockets of third wave goodness. Enjoy the Hip and formidable baristas with wand skills.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChenMay 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best soy latte this side of the Bay.
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MarinhoMay 4, 2015
    Really good Iced Coffee! Get the macau!
  • Shinal
    ShinalApril 21, 2015
    New Orleans Iced coffees served by the friendliest staff.
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard ReyesDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Order a "NOLA" instead of saying "New Orleans Iced Coffee"
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WagnerOctober 28, 2014
    The coffee is amazing, no matter how you order it. There's benches only a few steps away if you need to sit somewhere.
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SchneiderSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite lunch break coffee spot.
  • Micha H.
    Micha Hernandez van LeuffenSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have blue bottle here and some nice pastries. Good coffee spot. It's all to go though
  • Angie H.
    Angie HSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My little secret caffeine fix :) It's cash only and no seating, but try hanging out in nearby 100 Mission's public sun terrace or 2nd floor lounge.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SalsbureySeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the new Macau iced tea (Thai iced tea).
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithAugust 25, 2014
    Hit or miss, but once and a while they froth the lattes perfectly. Will get the baristas name next time...
  • James T.
    James TAugust 13, 2014
    Watch the transbay construction while you sip on some quality BB.
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuAugust 9, 2014
    Cute streetside coffee shop. Expertly crafted concoctions. Try the Macau iced coffee.
  • Sabina
    SabinaAugust 8, 2014
    Macau Iced Coffee is bomb and not overly sweet
  • Jason P.
    Jason PartinAugust 6, 2014
    Blue bottle pour-over, lattes, great cookies.
  • ReeD
    ReeDAugust 6, 2014
    Grab a New Orleans iced coffee and sit at the outdoor POPOS next door (between Minna and Mission.)
  • Roderic C.
    Roderic CampbellJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great coffee shop hidden away amongst the giant buildings
  • 7x7 SF
    7x7 SFJuly 25, 2014
    Try the incredible Macau Iced Coffee at the newly opened Special Xtra 2 in SOMA. Heads up, this is one of those cash only places, but it's totally worth it! Read more
  • Roderic C.
    Roderic CampbellFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    With the espresso, ask for the sparkling water back without ice
  • Roderic C.
    Roderic CampbellFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    For the old/mid-timers, this used to be the smoking room for Harlot
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongJanuary 2, 2014
    More a coffee stand than a coffee shop. Beware - no seating!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MayoDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    No seating at this small coffee shop, but if you walk around the corner there's an awesome public outdoor space with plenty of bench seating.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the iced coffee. Black. Delicious and peppery!
  • Lucas V.
    Lucas VernonSeptember 3, 2013
    Best cookies ever.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FengJuly 31, 2013
    No wait at 8:30AM. Hole in the wall place (no seating). Serves blue bottle coffee!
  • Liz P.
    Liz PallattoJuly 15, 2013
    Cash only peoples
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle Kelly-YahnerApril 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the short americano. Be nice to the baristas. Tip well. Watch out for the hobos in the alley.
  • Sarah
    SarahFebruary 6, 2013
    After waiting in line for ten minutes they apparently ran out of decaf and refused to pour me a latte w/ one shot. Hmmm. I like snobby coffee but this is too much.
  • Citygirl
    CitygirlFebruary 1, 2013
    FYI no tables to sit at just takeout
  • Sarah
    SarahJanuary 29, 2013
    Baristas here are the best
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenDecember 15, 2012
    Blue Bottle Coffee without the long lines (most of the time).
  • Tobias K.
    Tobias KemperNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    closes at 4pm so hurry
  • Danny B.
    Danny BloomfieldSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nawlins iced baby
  • Ludwig P.
    Ludwig PetterssonSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The drip is fantastic.
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.August 20, 2012
    vietnamese iced coffee if you can find it; not available at all Blue Bottle stands (boo)
  • Anna T.
    Anna TranJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Soy latte is the best!
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    hidden takeout place for blue bottle
  • Hillary H.
    Hillary HartleyApril 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kettlecorn chocolate chip cookie. Enough said.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SwiderFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best before 8am
  • Dave S.
    Dave SwiderFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best roasted beans make this the best drip coffee in SF
  • Ben S.
    Ben SmithJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Grab a great cup of coffe and watch them build the new transbay terminal.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HwangNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Special Xtra is extra special.
  • Lane B.
    Lane BeckerOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    That was an amazing cappuccino.
  • Justin T.
    Justin TsuiSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Macau (Uncle Kirk special) is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Try it with an extra espresso shot if you're bold enough
  • Justin T.
    Justin TsuiSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Macau Iced Coffee! Uncle Kirk did goood!
  • M H.
    M HowMay 3, 2011
    If you like your milk hot, you need to ask them to go a little further than they do generically. Still...some of the best coffee I've had
  • Moses L.
    Moses LSeptember 27, 2010
    Macau iced coffee
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsMay 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    New Orleans iced coffee.
  • Elliot D.
    Elliot DeRemerApril 9, 2010
    New Orleans Iced coffee is to die for
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't upset "Galileo" the angry dude that lives under the freeway at Shaw Alley.
  • Robert V.
    Robert VandiverFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They serve blue bottle here
  • Will S.
    Will SpurzemJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue bottle hand-drip!!
  • Marcus C.
    Marcus ColombanoJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go get a coffee tomorrow in a work lul.
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