The Summit

(Now Closed)
Café · Mission Dolores
780 Valencia St (btwn 18th & 19th), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
  • What you need to know
    "blue bottle is the robert palmer"(3 Tips)
    Shane V.
    "Love the Hot Pork sandwich with no bread and extra greens."(3 Tips)
    Ash F.
    "Best work cafe in SF and excellent desserts."(2 Tips)
    "Soy Matcha Shake for the win."(2 Tips)
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  • Guðmundur S.

    best café on this street

    Guðmundur Sigurðsson · May 6, 2012
  • Amanda V.

    Psst...we see you eyeing that hot techy music geek over there. Impress both geek sides by using me as an icebreaker. And then invite us to the wedding

    Amanda Van West · January 25, 2012
  • Jeremy D.

    The toilet seats cause hemorrhoids

    Jeremy David · December 13, 2011
  • Alex G.

    Cash-only, so know your level beforehand... The register area is very dim at night, making it an extra challenge!

    Alex Glowaski · December 12, 2011
  • Alicia C.

    make sure to bring some cash. Its cash only!

    Alicia Cho · December 8, 2011
  • Ruddha C.

    Climb to the Summit...

    Ruddha CA · December 6, 2011
  • Josh D.

    The counter chick (white girl w/ short brown hair and misshapen face) isn't super friendly.

    Josh Deeden · December 4, 2011
  • Greggio D.

    Sit by the door on a cold day and give the hairy eyeball to the oblivious morons who leave the door open. Yeah, you.

    Greggio D · November 30, 2011
  • Martin H.

    Lame. They raised prices and don't accept credit ads anymore. Not impressed.

    Martin Hecko · November 19, 2011
  • Enrick B.

    Cool outdoor spot to chill with ur best friend(dog)

    Enrick Bui · November 18, 2011
  • Mbwana A.

    Do you come here often? Do you want to save money? Use your phone to pay and save up to $15 with prepay

    Mbwana Alliy · November 17, 2011
  • Apostolos P.

    Free wifi from I/o ventures

    Apostolos Papadopoulos · November 8, 2011
  • M.

    Full of startup people and open relatively late at night. If you're working on a laptop, bring a power strip as the outlet availability is quite limited.

    M. · October 24, 2011
  • Owen G.

    Techies & burgers.

    Owen Geronimo · October 17, 2011
  • Christian M.

    Wow, a place to study that doesn't play crappy music.

    Christian Mendieta · October 17, 2011
  • Brittany F.

    Plugs are here you just have to hunt for them.

    Brittany Forks · October 6, 2011
  • Sam H.

    Hot pork sandwich is delish! Read more

    Sam Ho · October 4, 2011
  • Andre G.

    Open until midnight Monday thru Saturday. On Sundays they close at 10pm

    Andre Garrigo · September 25, 2011
  • Gus D.

    Great to drink a lot of coffee and work hard!

    Gus Durden · September 23, 2011
  • Andre G.

    Hands down, the Mission is the nicest/coolest/funest place in all of SF. The Summit – AKA i/o ventures – is the Mission's best coffee spot. Hands down.

    Andre Garrigo · September 18, 2011
  • Ash F.

    Best work cafe in SF and excellent desserts. Also, get the green tea matcha shake.

    Ash Fontana · September 17, 2011
  • sparklemotion

    Excellent coffee, food, atmosphere. Only drawback is that the backless chairs make it difficult to sit and work for long periods. But maybe that's the point?

    sparklemotion · September 15, 2011
  • Daniel S.

    They now serve beer and wine, the perfect solution to startup frustration.

    Daniel Salinas · August 20, 2011
  • Jori L.

    A cafe populated by hackers and startup folks. In the same space with i/o ventures.

    Jori Lallo · August 18, 2011

    Looking for a creative libation without the booze? The Summit's your place. Check the menu for their latest creations. · August 17, 2011

    Power outlets at Mission coffee shops are an endangered species. Poke around and power up. · August 17, 2011

    For a refreshing coffee drink that's a break from the norm, try Summit's Cold Infusuion coffee. It's akin to a chai with coffee instead of tea · August 17, 2011
  • matt h.

    Best internet cafe in SF (err.. do people still call places internet cafes?)

    matt hunter · August 15, 2011
  • Tantek Ç.

    order a double espresso, only $2.71 as of 2011-226 and it's pretty hard for them to screw up. Read more

    Tantek Çelik · August 15, 2011
  • mistermedici

    the Palo Alto startup coffee shop scene - recreated well. Read more

    mistermedici · August 9, 2011
  • Andrew Z.

    Good luck finding power Read more

    Andrew Zimmer · August 1, 2011
  • marky

    Order a Three Africans au lait, short on the milk. I usually ask for it in a to-go cup (stays hot longer). Leave 2-3 inches of room and top off with steamed straus organic milk. Add sugar. Perfection!

    marky · July 29, 2011
  • Blake E.

    Don't get the ginger beer. It smells gross and is just weak.

    Blake Engel · July 28, 2011
  • Steve J.

    Get the raspberry cooler when it's hot out. The jasmine pearl tea, when it's cold.

    Steve Jang · July 16, 2011
  • marky

    at The Summit, YOU are the DJ! jump on "I/O Ventures (Public)" wifi, go to, pick songs!

    marky · July 15, 2011
  • Jessica S.

    All their teas are good and they know how to steep. Great turkey sandwich, excellent seating. Read more

    Jessica Santascoy · July 4, 2011
  • Daniel S.

    Best place to get work done in the mission.

    Daniel Salinas · July 2, 2011
  • Christopher B.

    Get the affogato.

    Christopher Bowns · June 12, 2011
  • CJ

    Root beer float with humphreslocombe ice cream. DO IT.

    CJ · June 11, 2011
  • Maria L.

    Don't get the mochas. Tastes like they used Hershey's syrup.

    Maria Lambert · June 6, 2011
  • Michael K.

    $5.40 ham n cheese croissant from Nash Baker is actually worth it.

    Michael Keating · May 26, 2011
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST FREE OFFICEGo straight to the Summit (open till midnight Tues-Sun) & wind up procrastinating with Mac-owning, card-carrying, start-up junkies… Read more

    SF Weekly · May 24, 2011
  • dopre d.

    Yes. This place is great if you are rock star-well funded by an angel investor - startup - revolutionary social next thing - greedy - pretentious- douche - hipster with ironic detachment from reality

    dopre dopre · May 19, 2011
  • Premshree P.

    Get the matcha soy shake. Yum!

    Premshree Pillai · May 17, 2011
  • Jon R. favorite working place!

    Jon Romero · May 14, 2011
  • David O.

    Great, bustling atmosphere - quintessential SF, good cappuccino.

    David Ortiz · May 14, 2011
  • Peter P.

    The chocolate croissant is amazing, dense and delicious

    Peter Patterson · May 13, 2011
  • Kyle W.

    Come fully charged because (A) you won't want to leave and (B) the outlets are rare

    Kyle Wild · May 11, 2011
  • Stephen H.

    They are running a promo for the next two weeks: get a $10 gift card if you sign up two neighbors for Blockboard, a new neighborhood app for the Mission. Invite code for the app is UTZN.

    Stephen Hood · March 31, 2011
  • Owen G.

    Thanks Desi/ Read more

    Owen Geronimo · March 28, 2011

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