Your Instagram always needs one more artsy photo of coffee.

1. Hollow

Hollow, without a doubt, is one of San Francisco’s most charming cafes. From the vintage store design to the specialty drinks like the Titanic II (hot chocolate with house-made marshmallow sinking), Hollow will always give you some joyful surprises. The cafe also serves creative pastries like the oatmeal cake and chocolate Guinness cupcakes. Just 20 minutes from the De Young museum, it is definitely a must-stop if you are visiting San Francisco.

hollowsf.com
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun: 9am-6pm
Parking: Street | Wi-Fi: No
Price Range: $3-8
Walk-in Only


2.Saint Frank Coffee

Located in the Russian Hill neighborhood, Saint Frank Coffee serves some of the best artisanal coffee in San Francisco. It is a cafe where you come to meet with friends and share the joy by connecting with people. The espresso machine for Saint Frank was custom designed to be underneath the coffee counter so Barista can better interact with customers. Simplicity and Elegance are pronounced in Saint Frank’s service, product and design.

saintfrankcoffee.com
Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm
Sun: 8am-6pm
Parking: Street | Wi-Fi: No
Price Range: $3-10
Walk-in Only


3. Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass is probably the most well-known coffee roasters in northern California. With 2 other locations in the city and a pop-up shop in the farmers market, the Mission District location features creative tile design, an in house roaster and an open espresso bar. With its tall ceilings and huge windows, it is definitely a perfect location for an afternoon coffee break.

sightglasscoffee.com
Mon-Sun: 7am-7pm
Parking: Street | Wi-Fi: No
Price Range: $4-8
Walk-in Only


4. Blue Bottle Coffee

This bustling cafe in the center of the Financial District offers Blue Bottle’s classic pour overs, espresso drinks and an extensive pastry selection. Opened in 2015, it quickly became one of the busiest breakfast spot in the area. With the white marble tables and amazing natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, Blue Bottle transforms this historical sight to an open and inviting meeting space.

bluebottlecoffee.com
Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-3:30pm
Parking: Street | Wi-Fi: No
Price Range: $4-15
Walk-in Only


5. Verve Coffee Roasters

The Santa Cruz-based coffee roaster finally opened its first coffee shop in San Francisco just a couple of weeks ago. With a custom made Kees van der Westen espresso machine in the center of the shop, the cafe is open, bright and welcoming. Fun fact: get a cup to go since they made special cups with Golden Gate Bridge for San Francisco!

vervecoffee.com
Mon-Sun: 6am-8pm
Parking: Street | Wi-Fi: No
Price Range: $3-13
Walk-in Only

Contributors: Louis, Coco, Elenore

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