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Farley's Coffeehouse

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1315 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2822
+1 415-648-1545
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee, great atmosphere

Great little coffee shop on Potrero Hill. Farleys is a San Francisco institution, so it's a 'must visit' if you want to sample the local specialities. They serve Fair Trade coffee, so it's great if you have a conscience. Good pastries and cakes too. Lovely place to while away an hour or two in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great little coffee shop on Potrero Hill. Farleys is a San Francisco institution, so it's a 'must visit' if you want to sample the local specialities. They serve Fair Trade coffee, so it's great if you have a conscience. Good pastries and cakes too. Lovely place to while away an hour or two in a relaxed atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

a neighborhood haunt, we love to hang out here--it's got a great vibe, wonderful magazine stand, and a kind of shabby chic. But I avoided the place for a long time because of the coffee. Really was nasty. but they've improved. Now I can drink an espresso drink, but would not recommend the coffee out of the urns. don't come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Inside, Farley's is full of people on Notebooks, with a coffee cup beside them. The coffeehouse also has an outdoor space with tables, chairs and benches on the sidewalk. As far as I could tell, customers felt completely at ease occupying a whole table; and maybe that explains the hype about Farley's. There was nothing wrong with the coffee, but... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I went to the one in Potrero Hill. It was good but for a coffee and scone it was a little pricey. $6 for a blueberry scone and latte. That may not be expensive for SF but it was a smaller portion for the same price than what I'd get in DC. The coffee is incredibly tasty. I still love... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you like Hawaiian type of coffee (somewhat sour taste) you might like it here. We've been here maybe a 4-5 times & found the service snarly and curt. There's also some food there but we found another neighborhood hangout nearby that we like better. Farley's is community oriented and often has free events including concerts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

What I love about Farley's is the atmosphere makes you want to come in and not be in a hurry to leave. With not-so-subtle cues like a bookcase full of board games and a huge magazine stand, Farley's says, "Come in, sit down, relax and stay a while." The coffee's good, and there's a nice selection of teas, so you... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The coffee itself isn't the draw, it's the crowd and the heritage, if you will. Farley's is the social hub of the artistic Potrero Hill neighborhood, Among the artists and photogs who have admired the spectacular views from "Goat Hill" are Wayne Thiebaud and Jim Marshall. Anyway, I digress. Whether inside Farley's or seated outside at the new parklets, thumb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Yes, the staff used to have some "you are not cool" attitude, but trust me, that is gone. Management passed to the new generation, and baristas will now smile at you. Atmo still great, comfortable local scene, great coffee and pastries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

I love that they really don't try to too hard to impress and the coffee is exceptional. They support local artist and musicians and have wonderful neighborhood events. What's not to like? Btw: It's a coffee house so prices start at $1.50.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

If only the staff were even remotely friendly. The atmosphere is great but the staff are so rude that I just can't spend money here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1315 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107-2822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-1545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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