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“worth the wait--drip by drip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Bottle Coffee Ferry Building

Blue Bottle Coffee Ferry Building
Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop #7, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111
415-956-3331
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Ranked #43 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“worth the wait--drip by drip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

original drip by drip cofeee place...it's a 25 minute wait, probably. it's worth it. Ordering shorter cofee won't make your wait any shorter so go for a latte. Great bean quality and v pleasant staff. Get a takeaway and dirnk it by the water.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great coffe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Great coffee made in a unique way. Worth the 15 minute wait in line. Friendly service but no significant seating in immediate area

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I'm discriminating when it comes to coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I co-own an espresso business, so I know good coffee. I enjoy Blue Bottle's plain black coffee, espresso or cappuccino. If you're at the Ferry Bldg in San Francisco, pair the coffee with a canele from Boulette's Larder. Heaven.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A wonderful iced coffee...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Most folks head straight for the single-brew hot coffee...which is wonderful...but I like to treat myself to a creamy New Orleans-style iced coffee. Perfect treat on a warm OR cool afternoon. This little shop inside the Ferry Building is always popular, but worth the wait. It doesn't hurt that you can fuel up and take your cup outside to watch the Bay.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A visit to San Francisco is not complete without stop here for a gibraltor!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

This was our start to every day during our trip. Got a tip from a friend before we left that this expresso drink was tasty and a must-try. He was right on! Delicious, flavorful and strong...it's a great way to get the day moving!

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