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Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Coffee Shop, Café, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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    The experts at Eater and 7x7 Magazine recommend this place
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    "Come to Blue Bottle if you want the best coffee in the City."(34 Tips)
    Kelly E.
    "The New Orleans iced coffee with soy is the best I've ever had!!"(33 Tips)
    "The New Orleans Iced is the perfect thing for an afternoon coffee"(15 Tips)
    Andrew H.
    "Fantastic hand-poured drip coffee."(12 Tips)
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  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • breakfast food
  • orleans iced
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  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Blue Bottle, the well-known name in the Bay Area coffee scene, serves up a creative (and varying) brunch menu seven days a week, in addition to great coffee and a variety of brewing methods on display
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissJune 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The coffee Mecca of the SF tech world. Cappuccino, a New Orleans iced, or a single origin drip will all serve you well. Surprisingly good breakfast. Get any egg dish, or the fruit compote.
  • E A.heart icon on user image
    E A.July 16, 2016
    They have an amazing affogato 😍😍 creamy and rich of flavor 😴❤. Ifyou are a big fan of ice cream and espresso then this beverage is definitely the right choice for you👌
  • Kaitlin M.heart icon on user image
    Kaitlin MartineauMarch 6, 2017
    Go early to get a seat! Espresso is delicious and if you stick around pass 8, the have the syphon brewing method for show - with the order of a coffee, of course
  • Luke B.heart icon on user image
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Blue Bottle is a well-known name in the Bay Area coffee scene—their Mint Plaza location is the most complete, with a variety of brewing methods on display and an extensive food menu served all day.
  • Terence C.heart icon on user image
    Terence ChanNovember 3, 2015
    Get the New Orleans style iced coffee. It's nicely done. Also got the single source brew; it was a balanced nutty and fruity flavor but I prefer New Orleans. Good oatmeal w/fruit. Pricey. 4/5
  • Harry H.heart icon on user image
    Harry HMarch 9, 2018
    The avocado toast and waffle are amazing. I like to order the waffle with bacon and the avocado toast with poached egg. Try the syphon! It is a 15 min wait, but it all worth it!
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonMay 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Though most come for the incredible coffee, don't forget about their delicious bunch options like Poached Eggs with Prather Ranch Hot Italian Sausage. Read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    What to Order: The growing chain is known for its New Orleans–style iced coffee and the SG-120, a single-origin mini latte named after the Japanese glass in which it's served.
  • Global H.heart icon on user image
    Global HighlanderAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue Bottle is considered to be the mecca of coffee in San Francisco, particularly in SoMa. And, for good reason. Their coffee will not disappoint, and they also have quite a good brunch on weekends.
  • Marc N.heart icon on user image
    Marc NgNovember 10, 2016
    Unassuming place from the outside. Good coffee, even by European standards 😜. Poached egg on toast was good. Friendly staff and fast service even though it was very busy.
  • Ugur K.heart icon on user image
    Ugur KanerFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely spot in sketchy hood. More blend, less single origin beans nowadays, but baristas make it right. Fancy toys, long lines, loud conversations, high ceilings and one of the best Affogato in town
  • Paul F.heart icon on user image
    Paul FarrellJuly 8, 2015
    Don't be put off by the extreme hipsters, they're good souls & purveyors of damn fine coffee. Start a conversation, they know their stuff. Excellent flat white, but feel I should have gone for siphon
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    ®️October 1, 2014
    Ordered their Blue Bottle Poached Egg with Ham and it was delicious. The Santa Clara coffee was awesome but a nice kick to start your morning.
  • Brittany A.
    Brittany AtkinsonDecember 9, 2013
    Couldn't wait to go to the famed Blue Bottle as soon as I moved here.The Vietnamese ice coffee is the most beautiful ice coffee I have ever had, smooth and creamy. It's a pricey one but worth it!
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyMarch 12, 2015
    What can you really say that's negative? This place is a piece of third-wave coffee culture. It's refined, classic, & modern all at the same time. Blue bottle is a genius for design and implementation
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 6, 2015
    Almond milk +$1, cappuccino $3.75 =$4.75 for 6 ounce coffee! Lucky it's good. Limited food options but includes eggs, granola and sandwiches. La Marzocco machine.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FJune 22, 2014
    So I am not going to write what everyone else writes. We all know it is legit coffee in an awesome location. All I am going to say is that if you like a Piccolo Latte order a SG120. That is all.
  • Colin C.heart icon on user image
    Colin CharlesOctober 11, 2014
    The Gibraltar/cortado is good here. As is the affogato on a really hot day. Can get very crowded, but still you'll usually get space to read a book or whip out your tablet/laptop.
  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 21, 2015
    The coffee brand single-handedly responsible for establishing a San Francisco style for third-wave coffee shops, Blue Bottle remains a consistant favorite. Don't miss the sandwiches either. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 1, 2010
    The gourmet coffee company has been multiplying throughout the Bay, but as charming as the Hayes Valley original garage outpost is, the Mint Plaza location was BB's coming-out party. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BaumJune 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you haven't been here before, you might think $5 for toast is excessive. Then again, it's the best toast ever. The New Orleans iced coffee is fantastic too.
  • José A.heart icon on user image
    José AyalaJune 26, 2018
    Great atmosphere, but for the thousands people that think the same. Hard to get a spot. Coffee is good and prepared with care, but it takes 20 minutes and $11 to get a macchiato and a chia pudding.
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WellsApril 17, 2013
    A coffee shop for coffee geeks! They make the best espresso I've ever tasted in my life. They've got all kinds of cool coffee contraptions, and something to satisfy every coffee lover I've ever met!
  • Jesse D.heart icon on user image
    Jesse DaveyNovember 7, 2022
    Great coffee especially for America. Their default milk is Oat so make sure to point out if you want Full Cream Instead. Yummy avocado toast.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    Even if you don't normally enjoy coffee, Blue Bottle is a must-visit in San Francisco. Their brew is earthy and complex, yet manages to eschew the bitterness that is the hallmark of most coffee.
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WheelerJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't want to wait in the giant line, you can hit up the coffee cart right outside the store in mint plaza, just make sure to have a credit card handy because they don't take cash.
  • Fabio T.heart icon on user image
    Fabio T.June 17, 2016
    Coffee is amazing, as they're known for, but food here is also unbelievable! Try the toast + poached eggs and add bacon :)
  • Jonheart icon on user image
    JonJuly 23, 2014
    If you like flat whites (yeah, I know, damn Europeans and Australians ordering off-menu) they will do a great one here if you ask for it.
  • Jana B.heart icon on user image
    Jana BeranovaFebruary 12, 2015
    Very good coffee! Cozy atmosphere and nice baristas. Don't forget to buy your own package of fresh roasted coffee for home!
  • SAADheart icon on user image
    SAADOctober 7, 2015
    If you're in San Francisco, you must try their coffee! The most popular order is the latte and the mocha!
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    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Blue Bottle is great for coffee. It is rich in flavor and never disappoints. Try the Ferry Building location to enjoy a great view of the bay while sipping on your coffee.
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    AliceMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I took people's advice and had the New Orleans iced coffee, definitely very good. Their snickerdoodle was also very moist, but a bit small for its cost.
  • Phil K.heart icon on user image
    Phil KatzJanuary 13, 2016
    Wonderful staff, and amazing coffee. But the line can be horrendous. Don't expect to come here to grab a quick cup of joe for the road; there will almost certainly be a wait.
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely my favorite coffee/breakfast spot in the city. Blue bottle is the best! Try the French toast also.
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlbaqshiAugust 17, 2014
    Everything! Specially the mocha! Real coffee! The taste is unbelievable! Its the best coffee I ever tried in my whole life
  • Bryan S.heart icon on user image
    Bryan SieberAugust 6, 2014
    You need to try a siphon out. It's a super interesting experience. Sit by the back to watch them prep it! My girlfriend and I shared a small, it was enough for us.
  • Abby L.heart icon on user image
    Abby LonnemannMay 13, 2017
    The affogato is delicious, vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over it. Also try their Giant Steps black coffee - when they say it's "fudgy" they mean it!
  • Jake K.heart icon on user image
    Jake KaufmanJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Always busy and not a lot of space but you can get their amazing vacuum pot here! If the inside has a long line, try the little kiosk outside to save time.
  • Priscilla B.heart icon on user image
    Priscilla BulnesDecember 5, 2016
    The best coffee in SF, sandwiches and toasts are great too. Kitchen is only open before 2pm
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Same delightful service brewing up each order to perfection without the impatient New Yorkers panting because they have somewhere to be. This spot was made for California time.
  • Vaidehi K.heart icon on user image
    Vaidehi KJune 30, 2015
    Ask for a cortado which is called 'gibraltor' on the west coast. It's not on the menu, but they'll make it for you and make it great.
  • Ross S.
    Ross SiegelSeptember 11, 2011
    Try to get a smile or kind word out of the people who work here. I dare you. You'll fail, no doubt. To kick the stakes up a notch, try for a smile after asking for a straw for your iced coffee.
  • Katherin S.heart icon on user image
    Katherin SonApril 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The New Orleans iced coffee with soy is epic, but the breakfast here is also amazing (poached eggs on toast). If you can't stay for breakfast, get the granola. Best ever.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedSeptember 26, 2012
    this place is THE SHIT. we all know about the coffee, but also tasty and well-priced breakfast food. one dish enough to share for a small snack. warning, the water glasses are more like shot glasses.
  • Faye C.heart icon on user image
    Faye CartmaleSeptember 9, 2013
    Don't worry about the queue, join it. It well worth the wait! Coffee is amazing, so is the French toast and poached eggs with polenta. Love this place!
  • steve B.heart icon on user image
    steve BENovember 29, 2014
    Although there are some good looking and tasty options here && I had a nice hot chocolate, have a public service announcement: If you take too long in the restroom, you will be KICKED OUT! #Iwas
  • Heather C.heart icon on user image
    Heather CallawayMay 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Do try the siphon! A great coffee experience, with a delicate body and the unique flavors of the coffee shining through clearly and beautifully.
  • Cas L.heart icon on user image
    Cas LemmensFebruary 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Super friendly staff. Bit a long wait but entertaining enough watching the baristas. Amazing coffee. Great places outside in the sun too.
  • Geoff P.
    Geoff PorterAugust 25, 2011
    Every coffee drink here is great, like at all Blue Bottle locations, but this has the Kyoto Iced Coffee, which is a must try for any coffee lover. Pour a bit of cream, no stir, no sugar. Smooooooth.
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