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“Worth the Wait” 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 #34 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

There must be a dozen places to get a cup of coffee in the Ferry Building but this is the one with the line for good reason. A friend told me I had to try it on my trip to San Fran. Glad I listened. They individually brew each cup of coffee using the drip process. It's delish! And has enough caffiene to get you up those SF streets!
There's a side window that's sometimes open. The line is much shorter!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
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“Great Coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Love their coffee. Great place to have a wonderfully roasted cup of coffee if you're in the Ferry Building.

Visited September 2013
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“Come here for good coffee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was a little out the way for us but the amazing coffee was worth it. We were there around quarter past 10 on a Tuesday morning and there was a queue out the door filled with creative business types. Definitely recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Excellent coffee in a city of coffee fanatics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I had an excellent caffe americano at this Blue Bottle Coffee branch. Efficient and friendly service, and they use the convenient Square payment app if you're using a card to pay. I combined their coffee with a piece of cake from the Miette bakery across the way.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Great coffee!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

The picture above is misleading. I imagined this place to be a sit down restaurant with your typical breakfast options available. The location at the Ferry Building Marketplace is much like Starbucks in that you order from the counter and wait for your drinks to be prepared. Unlike Starbucks, seating is much more limited and there aren't half of the food options, maybe 5 or 6 pastry options includingthe waffle?

All this being said, the coffee is outstanding. The drips are individually made. The line can be long. If you're with someone else, send them down to Acme Bread for pastries while you wait in line for coffee.

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