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Blue Bottle Cafe

315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA (Hayes Valley)
415 252 7535
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Ranked #143 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood:
Hayes Valley
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

There's no seating except a standalone bar rest, but good enough for togos and quick coffee break, simply a great blue bottle coffee stop.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great food. Excellent Service. Top notch. Loved my experience here, highly recommended if visiting the bay area.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

great place for an afternoon break, outdoor cafe tables in SFMoma, across from Yerba Buena Gardens. But sorry, no decaf iced coffee from the stellar Blue Bottle brand

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Kfar-Saba
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Each time when visiting San Francisco I take the trouble to go to this cafe for a excellent capucino . Numerous time I said it is the best coffee I had in the US. This time, the taste of the coffee was like cardboard. The long line waiting for coffee makes me hope it was just a coincidence. Even for... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

In one way or another we found ourselves at various blue bottle locations frequently. The staff in the Ferry Building were very friendly, as were the ones south of Market. They were willing to sit and discuss the process behind Kyoto iced coffee, gave us samples, etc. More often than not they didn't rush the pour-over like some of the... More 

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Merritt, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Amazing coffee! The trip advisor rating did not disappoint! We went back to the one in the ferry building marketplace three times in two days! Each drink is made to order, so it takes a few minutes, but trust me - it's worth it.

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Made per cup from the freshest and most carefully chosen beans, ground just before you imbibe. If you like dark rich coffee, you can get it here. They also have an outlet on the top floor of the SF Museum of Modern Art, where you can sip your fresh brew while enjoying a rooftop sculpture garden. Very good.

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Coffee in the USA is universally awful but the Blue Bottle Cafe in the Hayes Valley is one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Hole in the wall place with very little seating but they do what they do very well. No queue at 8:30am and a short queue at 3pm. Friendly, although slightly vague staff. Will definitely return.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I loved the Kyoto style iced coffee. It was strong and flavorful. We also had the compote for breakfast and it was awesome. This is a great little spot in San Fran.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A wonderful cafe with great coffee. After seven weeks in the US we were hanging out for a great coffee and we found it at the Blue Bottle. Went back a few times during our 5 day stay and was not disappointed at any time. We had to wait in line for 25 mins on the last occasion however the... More 

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

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