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Blue Bottle Cafe

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66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1800
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the sake of the gods, how long can it take to make a caffé latte? Rest assured, you won't confuse this outpost of Brooklyn with an Italian coffee joint. Staff is friendly.

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Thank Poxbox61
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was completely crowded (queue backed up to the street), breakfast portion was a joke, paid $30 for two small sandwiches. Coffee was the only good thing.

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Thank Patrick S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff. The line moves quickly. The coffee recommended by staff was Three Africas. I enjoyed it black. It was balanced and pleasing. Perfect way to start my morning run. Go, and grab some beans to take home!

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Thank sportress1
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pricey average coffee and waited in line. Limited selection of food and nothing traditional for breakfast. We left with to go coffees and nothing to eat. Went elsewhere.

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Thank Laurie G
New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a good espresso coffee it is worth standing in line. Espresso is great, line moves fast, food is good too. Nice ambience - if it is full inside it is easy to get a coffee to go and sit in the public area nearby.

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Thank Jamaican-Luck
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing coffee! Delicious array of easy-to-grab food and pastries. Extraordinary food experience. Unbelievably tasty pistachio cardamom poundcake.

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Thank Ulla L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A gem of a coffee shop in San Francisco - easily the best coffee we've had in our USA travels so far. Full of flavour and I loved watching them make different types of coffee. A must if you're in SF - I wish I could transport it back to Melbourne!

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Thank Jason B
Mercer Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Get here before 7:30am if possible, or you'll be in a long line, but even that won't be so bad because one of the best things about this place is the other customers, who as discriminating coffee drinkers, are generally very interesting in their own right.

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Thank richardsprague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee I felt was a little too aged and the extraction was fairly underwhelming. It's a shame there aren't more good cafes in San Francisco.

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Thank Oscar C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Cool place to go have coffee but is ram a jam. Get me son !!!! Easy to find. They have a cool drip coffee that is didn't try.

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Thank Kaushal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Mint St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1800
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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