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The Summit

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Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestJanuary 25, 2012
    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
  • Alex G.
    Alex GlowaskiDecember 12, 2011
    Cash-only, so know your level beforehand... The register area is very dim at night, making it an extra challenge!
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia ChoDecember 8, 2011
    make sure to bring some cash. Its cash only!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DeedenDecember 4, 2011
    The counter chick (white girl w/ short brown hair and misshapen face) isn't super friendly.
  • Greggio D.
    Greggio DNovember 30, 2011
    Sit by the door on a cold day and give the hairy eyeball to the oblivious morons who leave the door open. Yeah, you.
  • Martin H.
    Martin HeckoNovember 19, 2011
    Lame. They raised prices and don't accept credit ads anymore. Not impressed.
  • Enrick B.
    Enrick BuiNovember 18, 2011
    Cool outdoor spot to chill with ur best friend(dog)
  • Mbwana A.
    Mbwana AlliyNovember 17, 2011
    Do you come here often? Do you want to save money? Use your phone to pay and save up to $15 with prepay http://itunes.apple.com/app/id427898230?TA
  • M.
    M.October 24, 2011
    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.
  • Christian M.
    Christian MendietaOctober 17, 2011
    Wow, a place to study that doesn't play crappy music.
  • Andre G.
    Andre GarrigoSeptember 25, 2011
    Open until midnight Monday thru Saturday. On Sundays they close at 10pm
  • Andre G.
    Andre GarrigoSeptember 18, 2011
    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.
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaSeptember 17, 2011
    Best work cafe in SF and excellent desserts. Also, get the green tea matcha shake.
  • sparklemotion
    sparklemotionSeptember 15, 2011
    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?
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 20, 2011
    They now serve beer and wine, the perfect solution to startup frustration.
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloAugust 18, 2011
    A cafe populated by hackers and startup folks. In the same space with i/o ventures.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 17, 2011
    Looking for a creative libation without the booze? The Summit's your place. Check the menu for their latest creations.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 17, 2011
    Power outlets at Mission coffee shops are an endangered species. Poke around and power up.
  • savoryexposure.com
    savoryexposure.comAugust 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
  • matt h.
    matt hunterAugust 15, 2011
    Best internet cafe in SF (err.. do people still call places internet cafes?)
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 15, 2011
    order a double espresso, only $2.71 as of 2011-226 and it's pretty hard for them to screw up. Read more
  • mistermedici
    mistermediciAugust 9, 2011
    the Palo Alto startup coffee shop scene - recreated well. Read more
  • marky
    markyJuly 29, 2011
    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!
  • Blake E.
    Blake EngelJuly 28, 2011
    Don't get the ginger beer. It smells gross and is just weak.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JangJuly 16, 2011
    Get the raspberry cooler when it's hot out. The jasmine pearl tea, when it's cold.
  • marky
    markyJuly 15, 2011
    at The Summit, YOU are the DJ! jump on "I/O Ventures (Public)" wifi, go to http://beatlist.com/thesummitsf, pick songs!
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SantascoyJuly 4, 2011
    All their teas are good and they know how to steep. Great turkey sandwich, excellent seating. Read more
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasJuly 2, 2011
    Best place to get work done in the mission.
  • CJ
    CJJune 11, 2011
    Root beer float with humphreslocombe ice cream. DO IT.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KeatingMay 26, 2011
    $5.40 ham n cheese croissant from Nash Baker is actually worth it.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    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
  • dopre d.
    dopre dopreMay 19, 2011
    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
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiMay 17, 2011
    Get the matcha soy shake. Yum!
  • David O.
    David OrtizMay 14, 2011
    Great, bustling atmosphere - quintessential SF, good cappuccino.
  • Peter P.
    Peter PattersonMay 13, 2011
    The chocolate croissant is amazing, dense and delicious
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WildMay 11, 2011
    Come fully charged because (A) you won't want to leave and (B) the outlets are rare
  • Stephen H.
    Stephen HoodMarch 31, 2011
    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.
  • Derek C.
    Derek CollinsMarch 25, 2011
    You can find crazy fast wifi here, but there are very few power outlets.
  • David N.
    David NoëlMarch 10, 2011
    My fav is the Iced Lemon Ginger Tea. Also, @photojojo is right next door and @superamit is - well- super.
  • Shane V.
    Shane VitriolFebruary 17, 2011
    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.
  • Scott S.
    Scott San FilippoJanuary 18, 2011
    Do not enter without a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Blue Bottle served here.
  • Sean W.
    Sean WilsonJanuary 11, 2011
    Gotta get the ice coffee, it's like the devils secret juice Read more
  • Spoondate
    SpoondateDecember 21, 2010
    Not ready for a dinner date yet? Meet for a pressure-free lunch at The Summit. Try the hot pork or the 28 hr short rib sandwich. Hydrate with an Apple Dapple. Tell Desi (the owner) we sent you :)
  • marky
    markyDecember 10, 2010
    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!
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikNovember 16, 2010
    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.
  • Antone J.
    Antone JohnsonOctober 26, 2010
    Top 15 essential resources for early stage entrepreneurs, from an OG MySpace lawyer (hi Aber!) - http://bll.la/9n + VC term sheet generator http://bll.la/55. Go forth and conquer, young geek!
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon ClarkOctober 15, 2010
    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!
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorOctober 10, 2010
    Wifi network is Monkeybrain.net. No password needed. Free the Net also available.
  • Andriana (.
    Check out their Library Program, grab a cup of Blue Bottle and kick it on one of their couches. Rad spot.
  • Mario 4.
    Mario 4sqFebruary 12, 2011
    Dicono che qui nascano start-up. Guardatevi intorno!L' Hot Pork Sandwich è veramente da provare, ricorda un panino con la porchetta nostrana....
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