The Eater San Francisco
There’s so much to see when you’re visiting San Francisco, you’ll need to stay awake for everything on your itinerary. While we’re famous for our Irish coffee, that’s not the only flavor here for you to try. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or just looking for a quick boost, these roasters and shops unique to the Bay Area will give you the kick you need to experience everything the city has to offer. sftravel.com
Andytown Coffee Roasters (Various Locations)
Blue Bottle Coffee was born in Oakland, but it’s expanded across the U.S. and into Japan and Singapore since its 2002 start. A cult favorite, Blue Bottle is known for incredibly fresh, flavorful coffee, which you can also get delivered to your door via their subscription services. For those who want to refine their palettes, Blue Bottle offers tasting classes in Oakland.
The Chase Center’s fall opening has put the Mission Bay neighborhood on everyone’s radar, but Reveille Coffee Co. has been roasting its beans here for years. A pair of brothers runs the operation and serves coffee at several brick-and-mortar locations across the Bay Area, which remain popular for pairing strong coffee and great outdoor seating.
Head to North Beach for a San Francisco staple that’s known for introducing espresso to the West Coast. Caffe Trieste has been a neighborhood fixture for more than 50 years. It’s a family-owned, cash-only stop once frequented by Joe DiMaggio, Francis Ford Coppola, the Beat writers, and other San Francisco celebrities.