The Summit

(Now Closed)
780 Valencia St (btwn 18th & 19th), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
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  • 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
  • Amit G.

    Photojojo fan? We're right next door at 766 valencia. Buzz up and say hi!

    Amit Gupta · October 5, 2010
  • Shannon C.

    Great food. Fantastic coffee and other beverages. New mission tech geek/startup space. Power outlets a bit scarce so be prepared, share bring fully charged devices. Open until 2am!

    Shannon Clark · October 15, 2010
  • matt h.

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

    matt hunter · August 15, 2011
  • Tantek Ç.

    be aware that their iced coffee comes with spices and milk by default - if you want a classic iced coffee, order an iced americano instead.

    Tantek Çelik · November 16, 2010
  • Grub Crawl

    Get some coffee and meet a co/founder!

    Grub Crawl · February 25, 2011
  • Scott S.

    Do not enter without a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Blue Bottle served here.

    Scott San Filippo · January 18, 2011
  • Nathaniel W.

    New hot spot and hangout for SF startups

    Nathaniel Whittemore · October 11, 2010
  • Jori L.

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

    Jori Lallo · August 18, 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
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Hot Pork Sandwich

    Foodspotting · November 23, 2010
  • marky

    my go-to drink at the summit when i'm not drinking blue bottle is the robert palmer: 1/2 victorian lemonade + 1/2 iced lychee black tea... simply irresistible!

    marky · December 10, 2010
  • Brittany F.

    Plugs are here you just have to hunt for them.

    Brittany Forks · October 6, 2011
  • Lily

    Soy Matcha Shake for the win.

    Lily · November 16, 2010
  • Steve J.

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

    Steve Jang · July 16, 2011
  • Kelsie R.

    Get any of the amazing desserts they serve late night. Black velveteen molten chocolate cake, beets, huckleberry, and white fruit parfait is my fav!

    Kelsie Rotkel · December 8, 2010
  • June L.

    Great late night spot.

    June Lin · November 7, 2010
  • Antone J.

    Top 15 essential resources for early stage entrepreneurs, from an OG MySpace lawyer (hi Aber!) - + VC term sheet generator Go forth and conquer, young geek!

    Antone Johnson · October 26, 2010
  • June L.

    Iced coffee here is bomb

    June Lin · October 11, 2010
  • marky

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

    marky · July 15, 2011
  • Shane V.

    Refreshing to find a coffee shop that has locally sourced healthy food. Love the Hot Pork sandwich with no bread and extra greens. Sausage and Grits rocks too.

    Shane Vitriol · February 17, 2011
  • Sahadeva H.

    Pass on the hot chocolate.

    Sahadeva Hammari · October 23, 2010
  • Ash F.

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

    Ash Fontana · September 17, 2011
  • Daniel S.

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

    Daniel Salinas · August 20, 2011
  • Daniel S.

    Best place to get work done in the mission.

    Daniel Salinas · July 2, 2011
  • Premshree P.

    Get the matcha soy shake. Yum!

    Premshree Pillai · May 17, 2011
  • Max E.

    You can control the music online! Read more

    Max Elman · March 17, 2011
  • David N.

    My fav is the Iced Lemon Ginger Tea. Also, @photojojo is right next door and @superamit is - well- super.

    David Noël · March 10, 2011
  • Desi D.

    Duck confit sandwich

    Desi Danganan · February 28, 2011
  • Sean W.

    Gotta get the ice coffee, it's like the devils secret juice Read more

    Sean Wilson · January 11, 2011
  • Rod B.

    Order the burger and ask for the secret sauce!

    Rod Begbie · December 17, 2010
  • Rohit G.

    Root beer on tap!

    Rohit Gupta · October 13, 2010
  • Guðmundur S.

    best café on this street

    Guðmundur Sigurðsson · May 6, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christian M.

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

    Christian Mendieta · October 17, 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maria L.

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

    Maria Lambert · June 6, 2011
  • Peter P.

    The chocolate croissant is amazing, dense and delicious

    Peter Patterson · May 13, 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

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