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Stanza Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • It might be Memorial Day, but it looks like this place is open!
  • Daniel A.
    "When the line at Four Barrel"(5 Tips)
    Meghana D.
    "Wifi network / password: PorkStoreCafe / ilovebacon"(4 Tips)
    Pei 👻 W.
    "Great pour over coffee!"(4 Tips)
    Sachin A.
    "But there are plugs at every booth and the coffee's pretty good."(3 Tips)
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  • Damian B.
    Damian Bayona2 weeks ago
    Coffee is a very light blend with strong floral and fruit flavors best for milk based drinks. A cup of black coffee is too acidic for human consumption 🤢
  • Luke B.
    Luke Bornheimer3 weeks ago
    Been here 50+ times
    Management changed, new owners and management are focused 100% on profit (even at the expense of quality). Unfortunately, Stanza is far from it used to be. Go to Four Barrel, Verve or ritual instead.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • JS1
    JS1April 8
    Lattes are good as is the pour over coffee.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaFebruary 11
    free wi-fi
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaDecember 16, 2016
    Cozy coffee place with good coffee. Their pastries may be a bit dry but I like the coffee. Not many tables, often busy. Perfect for a shot of espresso on the way to work
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonOctober 23, 2016
    Plenty of seating and passable coffee, although there are better options in the area. Espresso was a bit sour
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoonAugust 9, 2016
    Cute, cozy, yummy and sweet mocha. Plus outdoor seats at both front and back of the shop!!!
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenApril 9, 2016
    Great pour over coffee! Internet is pretty slow though.
  • Amber L.
    Amber LutskoMarch 26, 2016
    The coffee is amazing! The staff is the typical unapproachable coffee snob, but they know what they're talking about when they do talk
  • Kunal P.
    Kunal PatelMarch 19, 2016
    I come here more for the seating than I do for the coffee or pastries.
  • Nana A.
    Nana ApostolopoulouMarch 16, 2016
    Really quiet place, great for working!
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonFebruary 19, 2016
    Cool back patio seating area.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerFebruary 5, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Recent renovation makes the cafe more spacious and welcoming to visitors; Also makes socializing privately easier. Worth checking out!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    For wifi, the password is electric sheep; If the internet is slow (or broken), use the Pork Store's wifi (password: ilovebacon)—If you're going to use the wifi, buy something and tip for good service.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of room to work. Grab a chai and get comfortable.
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakNovember 28, 2015
    a laptop nation
  • Emily M.
    Emily MoxleySeptember 27, 2015
    It'd be one thing if the baristas were singing and it sounded good. But yodelling baristas made me want to die.
  • kev/null
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    They have outdoor seating in the back.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They use different roasters, both local ones and ones that are just good regardless of how far they're shipped. There's an outdoor space that's quiet. Use the wifi from the place next door.
  • Euni K.
    Euni KJune 16, 2015
    nice place to work, though coffee and slightly overpriced pastries are sub-par
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great pourovers! There's usually a few seats open. Great for working.
  • The Mini John
    The Mini JohnMay 19, 2015
    I live the open backyard space <3 cool place to chill, drink your coffee and get some work done
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisMay 6, 2015
    Iced almond chai !! So nom.
  • Dogs Gone Happy
    Dogs Gone HappyApril 20, 2015
    Outdoor seating and wifi. Not to mention the coffee, which is also pretty good. I only had a batch brew, but it was worth the money.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 28, 2015
    Iced Coffee is fantastic.
  • Brad Friedman
    Brad FriedmanJanuary 14, 2015
    Great coffee carefully prepared and served. Nice place to sit and get some work done. Awesome patio in the back!
  • William D.
    William DiazDecember 14, 2014
    If you can deal with the sexually graphic paintings and drawings on the walls, its a sweet little place for Thai Tea
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AronDecember 13, 2014
    When the line at Four Barrel is rediculous this place does perfectly great coffee
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 4, 2014
    Plugs at every booth. Wi-Fi password: ilovebacon Read more
  • Nitasha T.
    Nitasha TikuOctober 29, 2014
    This place is lovely. Good (if pretentious!) coffee, they're playing Modern Lovers, the quiche was not too heavy, and there are plugs and wifi. I live here now.
  • Schlomo R.
    Schlomo RabinowitzOctober 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dirtiest Coffeeshop in the Mission. Always.
  • Jared R.
    Jared RanereOctober 11, 2014
    There are couches on the back patio. Also plenty of space work.
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QSeptember 30, 2014
    Lovely outdoor area in the back. Come here to get some work done or read a book on a sunny day
  • Justin S.
    Justin SalsbureySeptember 14, 2014
    Come for the cozy booths up front.
  • Charlotte B.
    Charlotte BlommestijnSeptember 2, 2014
    Best coffee on the block, and great place to work. Pastries are good but overpriced
  • Mark D.
    Mark DregerAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice enclosed patio in front. Perfect for people watching.
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FineAugust 9, 2014
    They have soy milk.
  • Kylor H.
    Kylor HallAugust 7, 2014
    Great espresso.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HulbertAugust 6, 2014
    Best third-wave coffee prep in the area. Their cappuccinos are better than Four Barrel and the French press is cheap and usually made on demand.
  • Ian B.
    Ian BallardAugust 4, 2014
    Get the cappuccino. Do it. You won't regret it. Maybe.
  • Elliot L.
    Elliot LeeJune 22, 2014
    Free coffee & $4 cup of wifi
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SJune 22, 2014
    Be nice. The staff here is kind. Sit out back if you can.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place has come a long way since they first opened. Gone from my-first-pourover to a great cafe with a awesome space
  • Peony L.
    Peony LayneApril 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Just discovered their great back patio space. Super cozy and sunny.
  • Bikash M.
    Bikash MishraFebruary 25, 2014
    When ordering the cappuccino, ask for it dry otherwise it shows up as a latte.
  • Andrew v.
    Andrew von RosenbachJanuary 31, 2014
    really nice baristas!
  • Will B.
    Will BrownJanuary 4, 2014
    Slow as hell. Faster to walk to Four Barrel and wait in line.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TomczekDecember 24, 2013
    A pour-over coffeehouse where craft & quality are paramount. Techniques from Japan, beans from Kenya & Ethiopia. Served by locals who love their work. Spacious + wifi. Jazz playing. Outdoor tables.
  • Henry W.
    Henry WilliamsDecember 21, 2013
    Great chai if you like it spicy. Don't pass up on the banana bread. The crunchy topping and icing make it phenomenal.
  • Ayush K.
    Ayush KhannaDecember 7, 2013
    They like to play their music really LOUD for some reason. Not a good place to take calls.
  • Mike B.
    Mike B.November 24, 2013
    Limited tea selection :( not for tea lovers.
  • Marie S.
    Marie ShinNovember 6, 2013
    Barrista is a prick...it's just coffee
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WangOctober 26, 2013
    Pumpkin bacon quiche. NOMS.
  • Mike P.
    Mike POctober 11, 2013
    This place is like a punchline for how stupid San Francisco has become. $4.00 for literally the smallest coffee I have ever purchased. Complete ripoff. Go to Philz or Rogers. Way better coffee there.
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.September 14, 2013
    They make a good chia and they back out door seating with heaters. Great for a private small party.
  • Bernard
    BernardAugust 28, 2013
    Pretty good coffee. Up there with blue bottle and four barrel although 4B is still my fav
  • Joseph C.
    Joseph CohenAugust 12, 2013
    Weak service, good enough coffee, beautiful space with wifi and courtyard.
  • Stefanie S.
    Stefanie SundbyJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Black Jet pastries; a perfect place to work.
  • Eddie C.
    Eddie CodelMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The fancy pop tarts are quite amazing.
  • Tom P.
    Tom ParkApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The long table across from the counter is a perfect height to use as a standing desk. If you're into that kind of thing.
  • christina leigh m.
    christina leigh morganApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Less interior pull than the Haight St. location but coffee is just as strong//delicious. $8 cup is worth a try, once.
  • Ro B.
    Ro BorjaApril 14, 2013
    Quiet patio in the back.
  • Sefi K.
    Sefi KeiniApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the prettiest espresso machines you'll ever see
  • Charissa F.
    Charissa FaireFebruary 20, 2013
    Walked in and stood for several minutes at the counter, but no one ever appeared. Someone was clucking like a chicken in a back room. I left - the cookies looked good, though!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KeatingFebruary 11, 2013
    The outdoor space out back is pleasant and has couches and headlamps. A rare find and not obvious.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MisonFebruary 10, 2013
    They also do tea.
  • Maruyi L.
    Maruyi LuJanuary 10, 2013
    Great service! If you sit by the bar, they will keep a timer on how long your tea should be steeped... Very kind! Also, they use a different type of tea.coffee brand than Stanza on Haight.
  • Meghana D.
    Meghana DharJanuary 6, 2013
    Stylish, laidback ambience, perfect for work / study. Wifi network / password: PorkStoreCafe / ilovebacon
  • Camille B.
    Camille BrenkwitzDecember 16, 2012
    Shared wifi with Pork Store. Password is: ilovebacon
  • Lindsay E.
    Lindsay EyinkNovember 18, 2012
    The latte is great, but the place lacks ambience. It looks like they're still using the furniture from the old hookah place?
  • Sachin A.
    Sachin AgarwalNovember 15, 2012
    Hipsters who just learned how to do pourover from a YouTube video. But there are plugs at every booth and the coffee's pretty good.
  • ben c.
    ben cervenyNovember 13, 2012
    Not a bar! A coffeehouse. Strong lattes.
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KDecember 9, 2014
    om nom nom scones
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