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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfectly perfect

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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brooklyn, ny
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Sao Paulo
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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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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Randwick, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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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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Conway, South Carolina
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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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