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Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass Coffee

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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    Odile R.
    "No wifi but cool place to work with your laptop upstairs."(36 Tips)
    Abbey K.
    "Get the Vanilla Iced Coffee and a Hookers Sea Salt Caramel!"(21 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "A must, go up stairs to the affogato bar!"(15 Tips)
    om m.
    "Try the ginger scone - the toughest to give up addiction in business"(12 Tips)
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  • espresso drinks
  • trendy
  • lively
  • upstairs
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  • Prakash N.heart icon on user image
    Prakash NairSeptember 1, 2018
    Incredible coffee and a collection of some of the best pastries (from local renowned bakeries)
  • Paul F.heart icon on user image
    Paul FarrellOctober 11, 2015
    Hands down the best brew I had in SF. Staff were friendly and a nice space. Worth a detour.
  • Erlend H.heart icon on user image
    Erlend HauklandApril 26, 2014
    Very cool place. The interior, space and lighting is quite special, and the cooffee speaks for itself. Great!
  • Geoff P.
    Geoff PorterAugust 25, 2011
    Very good prepared drinks, although I prefer others. But for some beans to take home for your own press pot, there's are as good as it gets. And I love their logo.
  • David B.
    David BanNovember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A favorite of Foursquare SF employees and visitors, this temple to meticulously made coffee is always worth a visit.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    3 random things to like: 1. Low toxin coffee (no mold)! 2. Zero attitude from baristas - seriously, you expect some 'tude but you'll find everyone is super friendly; 3. No Pink soap! Real soap!
  • Joey H.heart icon on user image
    Joey HernandezMarch 31, 2019
    great coffee shop with plenty if seats to do some work. upstairs area gets warm
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Coffee.Throw a rock in almost any neighborhood these days, and you’re likely to hit a café with exceptionally skilled baristas serving locally.. Read more
  • Zack S.heart icon on user image
    Zack SheppardJune 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    These affogatos are delicious though... Try the salted caramel ice cream in yours!
  • Davita S.heart icon on user image
    Davita StrongDecember 23, 2015
    One of the best coffee joints around. Creep on the line and those who come and go while you enjoy your morning coffee.
  • Phil T.heart icon on user image
    Phil TorontoAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent coffee, no wifi. Order from the "secret" bar upstairs if it's too crazy downstairs.
  • Alessandro M.heart icon on user image
    Affogato bar is where it's at! Aside from that, this is an awesome place to get "—conscious" coffee
  • Jio I.heart icon on user image
    Jio IgualJuly 9, 2015
    Coffee is incredible! Definitely the place to go for coffee lovers!
  • Bennett W W.heart icon on user image
    Bennett W WongMay 4, 2016
    Friendly barista team members, large clean facility and prompt courteous service. Additional seating available upstairs.
  • Vanessa D.
    Vanessa DaySeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite coffee shops in the city. Great coffee, space, atmosphere, staff, and treats. Downside: no wifi.
  • Jingyi F.heart icon on user image
    Jingyi FengJanuary 3, 2016
    Try with "Pistachio croissant with blackberry jam" - so good!
  • Pavan K.heart icon on user image
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect coffee shop ambience. Love their potato Swiss herb turnover and vegan chocolate cake.
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Blood Orange Olive Oil With Single Origin Espresso From Rwanda Affogato (via @Foodspotting)
  • Kouris K.heart icon on user image
    Kouris KalligasOctober 15, 2013
    Great meeting place, great variety of coffees! A must for coffee lovers
  • Raymond P.heart icon on user image
    Raymond PeckJune 18, 2016
    Amazing espresso and cookies, ambiance is very hipster but beautiful.
  • Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Scott SchwalbachMay 13, 2016
    great place to relax, have a conversation, and hide from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Lesley K.heart icon on user image
    Lesley KAugust 6, 2013
    Another good spot to take a daytime breather or do some light work (the natural light is gorg). They use great beans & great milk=latte & black coffee is good.
  • Andy J.
    Andy JiangAugust 19, 2014
    Sightglass redefines post industrial minimalism with its exposed pipes and alluring hardwood floors. Hipster baristas and tech patrons. No wifi so bring a book.
  • Ajay K.heart icon on user image
    Ajay KulkarniDecember 28, 2012
    Grab a Coffee, ginger scone, and upstairs counter seat. And find your inner peace.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedFebruary 11, 2013
    While you wait for your coffee, bother the baristas with coffee trivia, e.g., "does a cortado come in a ceramic cup or a glass?". Don't know the answer? Better get down to Sightglass.
  • Heather R.heart icon on user image
    Heather RodriguezMarch 4, 2017
    Great working space. Excellent coffee. Good pastries.
  • Gloheart icon on user image
    GloNovember 8, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Like the cappuccino, but bummed no soy milk anymore. Plenty of seating! Good place to hang or work.
  • Carrie C.heart icon on user image
    Carrie CollinsNovember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent coffee in a cavernous wooden space in SoMa. Bring some whole beans home too!
  • Sasha S.heart icon on user image
    Sasha SolomonApril 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    great coffee! lots of seating (though it's usually packed), no wifi, but awesome space.
  • Miyishia S.
    Miyishia SlayOctober 23, 2013
    Cool design & community tables, but the joint doesn't have WiFi so no use in staying. Loud as well. Don't think I'll be back anytime soon, not enough perks (coffee, tea, food) to keep me interested
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WheelerJanuary 28, 2015
    Their drip coffee is on the light side, but you can't go wrong with their espresso. And they have a record player.
  • David ☕️ K.heart icon on user image
    David ☕️ KleinAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful space. Bring a camera. Pick up a pound of beans after enjoying a perfect cup of coffee.
  • Brad G.heart icon on user image
    Brad GillespieJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Boom. One of the few really good coffee shops in SF (Coffee Bar is another). Great coffee + great vibe. Almost like Seattle.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesJune 29, 2015
    One of SF's best espresso bars. Often crowded and not much space to sit but still worth it.
  • Carrie N.heart icon on user image
    Carrie NydenMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing interior. My favorite coffee beans in San Francisco!
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A relative newcomer on the scene, it's making big waves with the technies in SOMA. Not bad - better than Ritual and Four Barrel and on some days as good as or better than Blue Bottle.
  • Steijn P.heart icon on user image
    Steijn PelleJanuary 10, 2016
    Great cappu, amazing pastries and a stunning interior design. Hangout for tech hot shots.
  • Gauri M.heart icon on user image
    Gauri ManglikMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing coffee and super sweet interior. Good for grabbing coffee with @shl and tech celebrity sightings. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Ann S.heart icon on user image
    Ann SakaiNovember 14, 2017
    The macchiato is so rich in taste. The ginger scone is 😋
  • Al B.heart icon on user image
    Al B.January 1, 2015
    Great coffee place to get the more hipster style coffee experience
  • Hannes ☕.heart icon on user image
    Hannes ☕May 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome coffee, and a beautiful place. Get a morning bun.
  • Tejash P.heart icon on user image
    Tejash PatelJune 9, 2018
    Great almond latte! Also had the best kouign amann of my life here!
  • Jase W.
    Jase WMarch 20, 2015
    A fantastic coffee shop. Coffee is tasty, staff is friendly, space is inviting. Worth the stop.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldenAugust 11, 2014
    Might be the best cup of coffee I've ever has. Get a single origin. It's worth the wait
  • SillyCamilly
    SillyCamillyAugust 27, 2011
    This place is pretty sweet! The baristas are kind. The music is funky. And if you come on a lucky day... You may meet the brilliant Jack Dorsey! :))
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisJanuary 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ginger scone has a pleasant crumbly texture and is not too sweet.
  • Brandon M.heart icon on user image
    Brandon M.May 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Cappuccino is terrific, and don't sleep on the quick cup when you're in a hurry either
  • Jimmie T.
    Jimmie TyrrellOctober 12, 2013
    Bike friendly, leave yours in the back against the wall. Never locked mine, you can see the only entrance/exit from most seats.
  • James S.
    James StewartAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice and quiet early in the morning with lots of open space. Gets busy by late morning with long queues.
  • Josh M.heart icon on user image
    Josh MontagueMarch 7, 2017
    Beautiful space (ask about the original metal shop) and excellent coffee.
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