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Blue Bottle Cafe

315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA (Hayes Valley)
415 252 7535
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Ranked #110 of 4,921 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
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Manly, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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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Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Another recommendation from SF local. When my cousin said she was bringing us to a cafe by the street for coffee, I thought it would be one of those nice Parisan cafes where you sit by the street and watch people go about their business. But this cafe, or should I say coffee "kiosk" (?) looks like it used to... More

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Vacaville, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

On the recommendation of the hotel we were staying at, we went to this little, eclectic cafe tucked away in a square just south of Market Street. A great place with a fantastic breakfast and magnificent coffee. The coffee is to cheap but so unique that it is very worth it. Great breakfast as well. I had the poached eggs... More

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was walking down near the ferry terminal (getting my Fitbit steps in for the morning) and came across the Blue Bottle stand, there was a line so I waited and what great service and coffee. I have an almost perfect latte (I don't know what a perfect latte is so I have to give this a almost perfect). I... More

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san francisco usa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

They do what they do better than anywhere else, and the Linden Alley kiosk is the best of the Blue Bottles. Accept that the coffee is served warm, not hot. Accept that you will wait. Accept that there is no half-caff soy caramel mochacino. Relax into the experience. Order the macchiato. Watch the sublime science and ballet of professional coffee... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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430 reviews 430 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We had walked from our hotel in Sutter Street to Alamo Square and asked a lady dog walker for a recommendation for good coffee. The Blue Bottle Cafe was the suggestion and with the odd directional hiccup we did find this gem, although a little hidden away in the Hayes Valley area off Gough Street. The Cafe has no seating... More

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Harwinton, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

On a recent trip to San Francisco, we were taken to Blue Bottle Cafe in the inner Mission district, a shared building with the Heath Ceramics company. Our son bragged about the milk used here as well as the coffee. The milk is a pastureized but not homogenized milk from a single farm. When used in the latte it created... More

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Vienna, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Der beste Kaffee in San Francisco. Und nicht nur dort. Perfekt zubereitet. Ein echtes Highlight. Dazu das Flair, das Service. Ein Muß. Selbst das Logo ist liebevoll gestaltet. Wurde auch Zeit, das jemand der elenden Nespresso Kapsel zeigt, wie guter Kaffee wirklich zu schmecken hat. The best Coffee in the Bay Area. And not only there, I suppose. Perfectly brewed.... More

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