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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, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating

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THE Preferred CoffeeHouse on Potrero Hill

Farley's, as it is known is a really good place for a coffee meeting or simply a place to bring your portable computer or tqblet to while away on a rainy day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
San Francisco, California, USA
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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Farley's, as it is known is a really good place for a coffee meeting or simply a place to bring your portable computer or tqblet to while away on a rainy day.

Thank HaljoHal
Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a great little find in Portrero Hill. Vibrant funky atmosphere full of the neighborhood locals. The Gibraltor espresso drink was fantastic. And, the croissant was DELISH!

Thank CathyCole
San Francisco, California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Just passing by, I got to come in and....well, staff were no friendly but pretty rude to me taking the order. And so are the usuals: one guy felt free to cover a whole table with his notebook and stuff. Coffee...well, I had far far better. Not going there anymore

Thank Angelo P
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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.

Thank Gill L
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Rose d
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 

Thank Judith D
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank pandagirl2000
La Grande, Oregon
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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.

Thank pretitle9
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank wilinili
San Francisco, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank ptflyer

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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: Cafe


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