San Francisco is a vibrant city everyone should visit. Right on San Francisco Bay, the weather is a bit unpredictable and foggy, but this shouldn’t deter you from heading out to explore all the city has to offer. On those days you need a quick pick-me-up, a good coffee shop will have everything you need. Since there are literally ones on every corner, we have compiled a list of the best coffee shops around the city to help you navigate your way to the greatest caffeine high possible.
Chapel Hill Coffee Co
When you are on the go, this is the coffee shop to head to. While all the drinks are fantastic, the featured beverages are their espresso drinks. You’ll be able to pick up some scrumptious baked goods brought in from the local Neighbor Bakehouse. This is an on-the-go coffee-house, which means it is standing room only. While you won’t be able to have those long, relaxing coffee breaks here, you will be able to mingle with the locals and get a sense for the real vibe of the city.
If you are looking for hotels in San Francisco, the area around Chapel Hill Coffee Co is a great place to start. It is decently located, but not as touristy.
Cat Town Cafe
A trend started in Japan, this cat café and adoption center is a great place to head if you want some feline attention while sipping your cup of java. A twist on the traditional café, you are able to bring your cat here, if you want your feline friend to have some socialization while you appreciate the Bicycle Coffee they serve.
Those wanting a bit of a treasure hunt should start looking around for the mobile caffeine hit. This café on wheels is found by following their Twitter feed, but don’t let the mobile aspect trick you into thinking the quality will be low. This is an extremely popular vendor who brews each cup to order. If you are looking for something a bit different, order a mint mojito iced coffee to spice your life up a bit.
If you enjoy traipsing all over the city in search of Philz Truck, you may also enjoy a tour of the city and waterfront.
A unique experience is what you’ll encounter when you stop in at Snowbird Coffee. They have house-roasted beans, meaning you cannot get coffee like this anywhere else in the world. If you need something on the go, especially on a hot day, Snowbird has a line of their own cold bottled brews. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Tiny Warrior Coffee
Don’t let the first part of the name fool you. This is a full-bodied experience housed within a camping gear store. These are all cocktail-style drinks, meaning you’ll get a shaken, not stirred, coffee beverage. The house-made syrups featured here are a nice accent to the experience, along with the ability to add mint or chocolate ice cubes. After just one drink, you may never want to go home. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.