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Blue Bottle Cafe

315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA
415 252 7535
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Ranked #82 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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91% Recommend
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Vacaville, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Galveston, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great coffee. They do drip coffee here and it is excellent; takes a little longer but it is worth it. The location is also great as it is in the building that houses the Heath Ceramics Company so you can drink your coffee and browse the premises watching them fire the objects and looking for a beautiful set of tableware.

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I admit Blue Bottle Coffee is great. However, there is always a significant wait, and there is a just as good place up on Octavia a block away (in one of the containers) Plus, they won't give you a double expresso togo. It MUST be served in a ceramic cup to drink there. Even though I wanted to take one... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I ordered a regular latte, and added a bit of the natural sugar provided on the side. This coffee was the perfect temperature and tasted amazing. There was a bit of a line, but it was well worth it. Crazy ordering coffee from a coffee shop designed in what looked like someone's garage.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The coffee is good, but where is the coffee bad in San Francisco? It's worth it if there's not a long line-up.

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