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Sightglass Coffee

270 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415–861–1313
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Ranked #37 of 4,922 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: 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.
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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.
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Chilliwack, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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244 reviews 244 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This coffee is excellent. Hands down the best cup I had while visiting San Francisco. No really, it's fantastic. (Luckily for me, the ship to the east coast!) The space is really nice too. It's very light, and there are two tiers of seating- upstairs and down stairs. It's fun to sit upstairs and look down at the coffee shop... More

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Perfect cups of coffee every time. I prefer pour-over coffee and here it is done right...measured for consistency. Measurements that change depending on the type of coffee that is ordered. They roast all of their beans on sight, and comply with fair trade regulations. A little expensive but you get what you pay for here.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Coming from Australia - my standard for coffee is very high. I love iced pour overs and these guys do it right. The setting is great but the location is a bit dodgy but worth it for a good coffee!!!

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Mill Valley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you need a coffee fix with great ambiance? This place roasts the beans while you are there. Lovely space. Great pastry, no tea. No reduced fat milk. None-the-less, the best place to meet and have coffee! Beautiful place and coffee! Nice for a meeting.

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sydney
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171 reviews 171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Yes the US does great coffee. As good as anywhere in the world. Especially SF and Portland Oregon. If you want a high quality espresso sightglass is one of the joints in SF to visit. Blue bottle, four barrels, ritual etc etc raising the bar for the USA

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Walking in to Sightglass for the first time, I was impressed and instantly intrigued by it's incredible architecture - very high, double story ceiling, an upper level plus a private extra mezzanine area! It's so inyerstubg and fun to look at. My coffees have all been superb - they make a very good almond milk latte. Sitting upstairs is fun... More

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