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Sightglass Coffee

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270 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415–861–1313
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Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San...
Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco. To us, a good craftsperson works tirelessly to perfect and deliver excellence. At Sightglass, coffee is our hands-on craft. Because coffee is a seasonal fruit, we source it from origin in tiny, freshly harvested lots.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good cup

Decided to go to sight glass for a up of coffee. Although there was no dark roast available, the medium roast was not bad at all. Very spacious. I like the fact there is a second floor sitting area with lots of natural light. Would come again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
singinggigi
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Burlingame, California
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Burlingame, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Decided to go to sight glass for a up of coffee. Although there was no dark roast available, the medium roast was not bad at all. Very spacious. I like the fact there is a second floor sitting area with lots of natural light. Would come again.

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San Mateo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are tons of coffee shops in SF, but none have the feel and taste of Sightglass. There menu is simple and small. I personally like to get their mocha's as they use real chocolate in it. Another great thing is there is plenty of seating so you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Reno, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

But really excellent coffee. Just be sure to ride your bike so you'll fit in with the locals...great use of space for a coffee shop. And gluten free treats available.

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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My son is a barista in Dallas, TX...we were traveling to a family wedding with 2 days to spend in San Francisco. Where ever we go, he has to check out the coffee spots, so I've been to a lot. What a lovely surprise Sightglass Coffee is. I loved the interior and the unusual architectural elements such as the sliding... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a freshly made coffee shop that roasts their popular coffee right here. It can get noisy, and a little crowded at times. A lot of startup / nearby tech workers stop in. Most people here are talking shop. The people here friendly and the coffee is all great. The snacks are some of the best baked goods in... More 

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Corona, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was the best experience I have ever had at a coffee shop! Being an LA native i consider myself a bit snobbish when it comes to my coffee. Generally I flock to Blue Bottle when in SF, however I decided to give Sightglass a shot. DO IT! the aumbiance and overall vibe of the cafe is super relaxed and... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

fresh roasted beans on sight, in a very modern warehouse style building. They sell lovely fresh baked pastries as well! I walked blocks on my own one morning to happily find this place. I brought treats back to the hotel room and enjoyed the spoils of my walk. The only draw back for me was they don't have a dark... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I wasn't expecting much when my friend asked me to meet him up at sight glass. In fact, I didn't know what to expect. When I got off public transport on the other side of the road, I noticed an industrial looking place. As I walked in, it's definitely not the typical type of café. It has storage place for... More 

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was planning to go to Sightglass since the first time I heard about this place in the social media and when I had the opportunity to go to SF, that day has arrived. First, the building is a 2 story kind of warehouse structure. On the ground, we have the main attraction of the place: a big roaster where... More 

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bethesda, md
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326 reviews 326 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I were staying nearby and once we discovered this place, we went every day! The coffee, pastries and atmosphere are all wonderful. We also visited several other coffee places, but found many of them full of attitude and not as mellow/laid back as Sightglass. Everything was perfect with this place and if you hit it right in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415–861–1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco. To us, a good craftsperson works tirelessly to perfect and deliver excellence. At Sightglass, coffee is our hands-on craft. Because coffee is a seasonal fruit, we source it from origin in tiny, freshly harvested lots.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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