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“Coffee love brewed by the cup”
Review of Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: SoMa
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Neighborhood: SoMa
Reviewed May 10, 2013

From what I told this place started off as a mini-mart, with Phil tending to the coffee bar. The coffee was so damn good that he put the rest of the store out of utility. Lots of really great selections that at first seem overwhelming. The descriptions on the big blackboard are split up by strength of roast (we are a big fan of the Ether and Turkish- which is served with mint). The line might be long but the service is super friendly and the atmosphere is good. If you're serious about good coffee, you'd be nuts to pass this place by. ATM and wi-fi in the shop, but they take credit cards (good thing because I also bought two pounds of coffee!)

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Philz has multiple locations in the Bay area and they are all very consistent. They have 34+ blends of coffee, each well described. Each cup of coffee is made to order, so you can have it half decaf if you like. They are reasonably quick, but tend to be fairly busy. Do not come here for espresso drinks, they don't have a machine and it's not what they do. If you love the coffee, they can put you on subscription to send it to you monthly. Check out the website for all of the locations. The Van Ness location has a nice separate lounge area just across the hall from the actual service area.

Thank Lachlan C
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stopped by and tried the Silken Splendor after speaking to one of their guys after I found out I couldn't get a double espresso! I was really pleased with the explanation that the server went into so I would be happy with my coffee. I'd recommend a Philz coffee from someone who doesn't normally like filter coffee!

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Thank Duncan K
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

If you like drip coffee then this may be the place for you. It has a lot of bean varieties so and they seem to know their stuff.

If your preference is for espresso based coffee (as commonly found in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, etc) then you may be very, VERY disappointed.

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Thank Nick R
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This stuff is individually brewed, one cup at a time. The selection is mind boggling, and the quality is amazing. We went to the location in Berkeley. It was worth the wait. Take your own mug and you can get a large size for the price of a small coffee. You won't be sleepy!!

Thank TallRedChicago
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