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Blue Bottle Coffee Ferry Building

Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop #7, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Ranked #45 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
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90% Recommend
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Lincoln, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When we saw Blue Bottle Coffee for the first time, it was late in the afternoon and the line was zig-zagged out into the main building, so we figured it must be good. We came back the next morning to try it and encountered another long line. Luckily we arrived at the Ferry Building 45 minutes before our ferry left,... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of the best coffees I've ever had. Friendly service to boot. I wish I could have one of these every morning! Go get yours!!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I saw Anthony Bourdain mention it, so I gave it a try... amazing! the dripped coffee is extremely delicious and also the gruyere and pimenton pretzel bun.. take the minutes it will delay (cause also the line to get one is long) cause is a must!

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Vancouver, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It is amazing how long people lineup for this coffee. I have to say, it was very good. But not necessarily better then what you would expect from an excellent coffee roaster. The only reason I bumped this down to 4 star is because of the lineup. I know it probably adds to the prestige, but throw in another cash... More

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Being in the Ferry building the lines are naturally long, but this coffee is worth the wait. There is not much I enjoy more than sitting outside on a cool San Francisco morning looking across the bay with a cup of blue bottle coffee. It is also a great accompaniment to a breakfast roll from Acme Bread just steps away.

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London, England
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145 reviews 145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having travelled down from Seattle we had experienced a vast selection of coffee. This was amongst the best that we had, it is easy to find as it always seems to have a queue, which is obviously a good thing.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I think Blue Bottle might be the best espresso coffee drink I've ever had. The macchiato is so rich and flavorful. The price can be a little steep and the lines very long, but well worth it. Plus being in the ferry building makes the whole experience even nicer.

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Ft. Wayne
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Yum! Had a latte and was so surprised how flavorful it was. Grabbed a coffee at the farmers market. The line was well worth the wait!

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Oslo, Norway
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190 reviews 190 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am particular about my coffee. I like my latte in the morning, my cortado during the day and an espresso or americano in the afternoon. When I travel I try to find good coffee, and avoid Starbucks at every cost.  My Saturday morning latte at Blue Bottle was good, but not great. It had too much and too sweet... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Love their coffee so darn much! They know how to pull their shots and are able to get an incredible smooth flavor from non-fat milk. Their lattes are consistently smooth. The flavor is so creamy and rich, there is no reason to add any honey or sugar. Oh, Blue Bottle could you come to Montana please.....

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