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“Worth the Wait”

Blue Bottle Coffee Ferry Building
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
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
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1 Thank 121rynda
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South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Coffee!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

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

Visited September 2013
Thank Sandeep H
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Come here for good coffee!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

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.

Thank I_is_for_itchy_feet
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee in a city of coffee fanatics”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Thank JimSeth
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great coffee!”
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.

2 Thank Irene L
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