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“Short and sweet--best cup of coffee ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Bottle Cafe

Blue Bottle Cafe
315 Linden St., San Francisco, CA (Hayes Valley)
415 252 7535
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Ranked #145 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Short and sweet--best cup of coffee ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Looking for a good morning cup of coffee, we were directed to the blue bottle tucked away in Mint Plaza (55 Mint St.). Not knowing what to expect, I ordered a regular cup of coffee. I watched as the cup was hand crafted. Man, it was delicious...probably the best cup I ever drank. That's all.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Outstanding Hand Crafted Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

A friend I was with mentioned we had to stop and try Blue Bottle. It was my first time and it was outstanding. Not a lot of advertising and not the easiest place to find, however, the service and the hand crafted coffee was fantastic. The location is small, but well worth the stop while in the downtown San Francisco area. Highly recommended (from a bit of a coffee snob)...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Holland, MI
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I was told that this was the best coffee in the world, and having travelled a lot, it just might be the best coffee. The several lattes I have had were the perfect temperature, tasted, and texture. Great place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Very good cafe latte in sf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Went to the blue bottle on linden st - cool area, relaxed locale to visit. I'm from Melbourne, Australia - coffee capital- so ok, my standards are high for hipster coffee joints! These guys made a really nice soy latte on their La Marzocco and Mazzer grinders. Didn't try the drip but they looked good too. Shame the soymilk is too sweet in USA tho.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Coffee Purist's Haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Stayed at the Hyatt Embarcadero and visited the Ferry Building every single day… discovered Blue Bottle and had my daily morning love affair. Espresso done right-- straight up it is to die for; their Latte is smooth and silky, the Caffe Mocha with Tcho chocolate yumm-mmm-mmmyyy! The best I've had. The New Orleans style iced coffee a favorite on a warm sunny afternoon. Oh, and don't forget the Caramelized Belgian Style Liege waffle! It comes straight out of the waffle iron when you order and let me tell you, it is so hard to share it! Haha! I miss Blue Bottle… the closest to us is in NYC and I missed visiting the Rockefeller Center location during our trip in June! Bummer. At least they were at Smorgasburg :)

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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