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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/Brunch, Lunch
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Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 86
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Coffee like home

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Sao Paulo
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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san diego
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192 reviews 192 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Conway, South Carolina
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188 reviews 188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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598 reviews 598 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 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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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: Café

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