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Blue Bottle Cafe

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315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA
415 252 7535
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ask for the gibraltar

Have been reading reviews of "best places in San Fran" and this place was consistently rated as the best coffee in town. And, boy, they were right. Ask for the gibraltar, is just delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Paulo D
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
via mobile
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Have been reading reviews of "best places in San Fran" and this place was consistently rated as the best coffee in town. And, boy, they were right. Ask for the gibraltar, is just delicious!

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Thank Paulo D
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

They are better than Starbucks, but the roast was only so so. No interesting discernible taste other than it wasn't horribly over-roasted. I may need to try their cold brew? Of course it could have been the two locations that I went.

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Thank eddiewfong
Seoul, South Korea
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

i heard that it is so great, so i went there and taste it, so great !!! i recommend you new orleans coffee!!!

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Thank namnam44512
brooklyn, ny
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Perhaps it's not fair to write a review based on one experience, but I have to say I just don't get it. The place is super cute and I love the location. I ordered a regular drip coffee and it was perfectly fine, but nothing that I can tell that should give this place such a stellar reputation. Did I... More 

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Thank unterwegsbrooklyn
Raleigh, North Carolina
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315 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Likely the best coffee place I've been to....fantastic on all counts. The line is out the door, but the service is very attentive to each and every person. The coffee and the complimentary foods are incredible. A must try!

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Thank Brad945
Sao Paulo
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I am Brazilian and used to have very good coffee. This was one of the palces i San Francisco where the coffee was like home. Delicious and foaming!

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Thank Love-travelling-080
san diego
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265 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The vibe, the quality, the service were great for the walk up location in Hayes Valley. I would go there as a regular if I lived in town.

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Thank labonnevie
Randwick, Australia
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Travelling across the US for three weeks this was the only place I went back to for coffee twice. Good quality coffee with people who care about what they serve...they look after the machine and they froth milk properly - great!!!

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1 Thank Damien R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I had the drip coffee and normally I put a little cream. I didn't have to for this it was very smooth,it puts Pete's and Starbucks to shame.

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1 Thank Foodlover F
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Delicious cappuccino! The drop coffee was a little strong, but still had great flavor. Also had the grilled ham and cheese, which was delicious and hubs had the waffle. It was so good, I could have eaten it plain. Really yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415 252 7535

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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