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Trouble Coffee

Trouble Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
Outer Sunset, San Francisco
195 Tips and reviews
  • cinnamon toast
  • damn house
  • casual
  • trendy
  • gibraltar
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  • David R.
    David RosenbergFebruary 4, 2015
    Here in the morning? Get a Gibraltar with a slice of peanut butter toast with honey on top. If you don't have a great day after that start I'm not sure I can help you sorry.
    Upvoted Oct 22
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJuly 29
    Been here 5+ times
    Trouble has its own unique personality, vibe and ambiance, with a laid back and "you'll have it and you'll like it" attitude—expect chill / apathetic service. The coffee's great and the toast is epic.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for the famous $4 toast. Hang out outside on the log and enjoy your toast with some great espresso. Also, generally good tunes. Nice staff, but can be intimidating and overly-hipster.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28
    Trouble's slabs of toasted brioche are slathered with butter, then crusted with cinnamon and sugar for the ultimate coffee accompaniment. It's the OG San Francisco toast, and it's not messing around. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 4
    Since 2007 owner Giulietta Carrelli has been serving fat cinnamon-buttered toast to locals as well as tourists who've heard about Trouble from the PS story and subsequent This American Life segment. Read more
  • Ed C.
    Ed CFebruary 24, 2014
    Sure, it's artisanal toast. But read this article and you'll have a different perspective on it. And get a coconut, they are delicious. Read more
  • Praveen
    PraveenAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cinnamon toast, cinnamon toast, cinnamon toast. Try it to believe it. While you're at it, order a coffee or two.
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsAugust 10, 2012
    The cinnamon toast is outta this world. Super-thick sliced bread is slathered in cinnamon-sugar butter and toasted until the crunchy top shatters into tiny shards with each bite.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Their cinnamon toast is the perfect reward for the bike ride out to Ocean Beach. Don't be put off by the price, just try it and you'll understand.
  • Lee D.
    Lee DiazNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    If this is your first time here... Welcome! Ask for the "build your own damn house." If you're not feeling that adventurous, get a toast and latte.
  • Nikos A.
    Nikos AntipordaMarch 29, 2015
    This place is small and seating is optional, but a good hang if you are in the area. Get there coffee with there famous toast.
  • Jackson D.
    Jackson DahlMay 18, 2015
    Fantastic cinnamon toast, decent coffee, and awesome vibes. Great authentic spot filled almost entirely locals.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuFebruary 2, 2015
    Wonderful latte and crisp, hearty cinnamon toast. Perfect after a stroll or bike ride on Ocean Beach!
  • Fiona S.
    Cycle/walk through golden gate park and get a well earned cinnamon toast, coconut & coffee. It's full of character and the food is so good. The butter, toast and cinnamon together was perfection!
  • Marlon M.
    Marlon MolinareMarch 21, 2015
    Toast is pretty good, great outdoor space to chill and drink your coffee. Grab a coconut!
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DalzellFebruary 15, 2015
    Mocha and latte, small but completely satisfying. Get a piece of cinnamon toast, too. Brilliant!
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My go to coffee shop on the West side of SF. Can't ever pass this place by! Get it to stay and sit in the parklet outside.
  • Richard B.
    Richard BullockOctober 11, 2014
    Soy Gibraltar is liquid perfection! Toast is off the charts as are their pastries and the crew is awesome at both locations!!
  • Cassandra Z.
    Try the grapefruit juice. Listen to the music. Read the stickers. Awesome espresso drinks.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MisirApril 12, 2013
    Super friendly owner who loves to chat. Get the Matador: half cup of joe, espresso shot and topped with latte milk.. Mmmm!
  • EriC B.
    EriC B.March 13, 2015
    They rock out to great music here which is a plus for me. Staff are cool too. Love the coffee and the toast.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 20, 2014
    Trouble's thick-sliced, butter-rich cinnamon toast is a stellar version of your childhood favorite.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 23
    You should venture out to Ocean Beach, score a dazzingly thick slab of Trouble’s cinnamon toast, and take it down to the Pacific. Read more
  • Lee D.
    Lee DiazNovember 5, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a Toast: go with the standard cinnamon sugar for your first time, then explore peanut butter honey, or Nutella.
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainMarch 21, 2015
    Get a coffee and toast while you wait for your table at Outerlands for brunch. The coffee is roasted on the darker side.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CaselasAugust 22, 2014
    You must get the toast. And find the PS Mag article about this shop. It's an inspiring story and it explains everything.
  • Z
    ZFebruary 27, 2013
    The ultimate power breakfast: a cup of coffee, a thick piece of white toast slathered with butter and cinnamon sugar, and a whole young coconut.
  • U
    UMarch 29, 2015
    Coffee with an attitude. Not necessarily rude, not necessarily kind. Don't like strong coffee? Don't like expensive toast? Don't like torturous music? Well sir, you can kindly f#%k off. Loving it❤️
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso's top-notch and the toast is delicious! For a unique take, go with the whole coconut.
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 27, 2014
    The cinnamon toast goes so well with their mocha! Grab a seat outside and mingle with the outer sunset locals.
  • Kylie
    KylieAugust 26, 2014
    The place where the toast craze began. Grab a coffee and a toast to tide you over while you wait the hour to get into Outerlands.
  • Amber
    AmberFebruary 5, 2012
    Hover at the counter and listen for, "TOAST!" They don't put your name on it, so you've gotta snatch that shit as soon as it pops up.
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NAugust 16, 2011
    Next door to Outerlands. Get the cinnamon toast and cappuccino/ latte while you wait for your table at Outerlands.Yum!
  • Allen
    AllenMarch 3, 2013
    Staff is laid back and friendly. Cinnamon toast is excellent. Coffee is nothing incredible but not bad either.
  • Ava
    AvaAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    cash only! build your own damn house is the way to go
  • laurie c.
    laurie chinMarch 26, 2015
    girlfriend mocha x earl grey lavender & honey latte. of course, the AMAZING cinnamon toast ❤️
  • Gina P.
    Gina PerriJanuary 24, 2010
    this is my favorite excursion out by the beach. such tasty little lattes and they serve fresh coconut water to boot. also, the cinnamon toast on super thick homemade bread is divine.
  • Loun P.
    Loun PhengrasamyFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I always get the cinnamon toast. It's the perfect bite of soft crunchy bread and sweet cinnamon drizzled with a bit of butter. A great way to start my day!
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherAugust 23, 2013
    Ask for their cinnamon toast. It's very simple yet sinfully delicious. Their coffee is awesome.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SuitsJune 9, 2012
    Get the breakfast special: cup of coffee, whole coconut, and house-made cinnamon French toast.
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegJune 11, 2015
    The cinnamon toast is worth the trip out of the city. You better don't stay home!
  • Patrick P.
    Patrick PhillipsOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cappuccino I've ever had! I go out of my way en route to work to stop here. Cash only FYI
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissNovember 10, 2014
    The original artisanal toast. Grab a slice, a coffee and take a walk to the beach.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 24, 2014
    Get an espresso and a toast. (Skip the cappucino, the milk feels like expanding foam.)
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiMarch 20
    Nothing to report that other reviews don't already cover- get the cinnamon toast and girlfriend (London fog but with more deliciousness inside!)
  • Isabelle A.
    Isabelle AmblerSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The home of artisanal toast! Buttery cinnamon toast, fresh coconuts, and oh so much faster that The Mill.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on an east to west bike ride through the city via Golden Gate Park and re-hydrate here with a cold young coconut.
  • Toni G.
    Toni GiambraAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Large iced coffee + the toast + eating out front or in the back of General Store = best weekend morning activity
  • harryh
    harryhFebruary 11, 2014
    Say hi to Carrelli, the amazing owner of Trouble. Then order some of her cinnamon toast. Read more
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaNovember 8, 2014
    Fantastic americano. I think i prefer the cinnamon toast at the mill.
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