November 28, 2016

Finally we are getting some weather!

November 28, 2016

Finally we are getting some weather!

San Francisco has no shortage of beautiful coffee shops to sit and sip. When better to appreciate them than when it’s dark and gloomy out, with a cup of hot coffee or tea to warm you up while you watch the drops fall through those big, pretty windows? These are by no means all the spots you can do this, certainly, but here are a few throughout the city that make all those cold, wet days spent indoors all the more soothing.

Saint Frank

2340 Polk Street
Russian Hill

This independent roaster has marvelous white tiling, eye-catching hardwood, and big picture windows, plus plenty of spaces to sit and even a second floor section. On a cold day, grab one of their hot espressos and you’re golden.

Matching Half

1799 McAllister Street

Espresso drinks, breakfast items, and sandwiches pair well with globe lights, an indoor wall garden, and lots of window-side table seating.

Pinhole Coffee

231 Cortland Ave
Bernal Heights

A cute, colorful spot to cheer yourself up on a gloomy day—and grab some piping hot coffee while you’re at it.

20th Century Cafe

198 Gough Street
Hayes Valley

Grab a potato Knish, a pastry, or their famous Russian honey cake to pair with your coffee while you wait out the rain in this spot with a European feel.

The Mill

736 Divisadero Street
Alamo Square

Famous for expensive toast, but also for being housed in an incredibly gorgeous space.

Four Barrel

375 Valencia Street

A classic Mission spot with plenty of indoor seating to enjoy while you sip strong brews.

Coffee Bar

1890 Bryant Street

This cool industrial space is tucked away in the Mission and has got ample seating room for a cozy day in.


2123 Fillmore Street
Pacific Heights

This pretty little spot can get crowded, but it’s worth it—there are plenty of coffee options and delicious pastries in addition to a breakfast and lunch menu.


1026 Valencia Street

These guys have quite a few locations, all of which you could be happy in on a rainy day. The Mission one has big picture windows and seating at the front and back, making it a nice spot to settle in and watch the droplets on the panes.


1222 Noriega Street

This gem tucked away in the Sunset has a variety of creative drinks (like matcha and lavender lattes) and plenty of places to sit.


As Quoted

3613 Sacramento Street
Presidio Heights

A stunning space featuring lots of marble countertops and white tiling, this little spot is a simply heavenly to find yourself while it’s raining outside.

Reveille Coffee Co.

4076 18th Street

Duck into this funky-patterned space for some coffee and a bite of avocado toast.

Cafe St. Jorge

3438 Mission Street
Bernal Heights

Sip some Stumptown coffee and order one of their specialty toasts (we suggest the fig toast, with cream cheese, figs, honey and hazelnuts) for a relaxing day indoors.


270 7th Street

These guys have a few locations in SF, but nothing quite beats their two-tiered one in SoMa, where you can peer down at the beauty below you and truly enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Mercury Cafe

201 Octavia Blvd
Hayes Valley

Huge picture windows let you soak in the beauty of a rainy day indoors, and little upstairs nooks offer quiet places to sit and sip.

Fifty / Fifty Coffee and Tea

3157 Geary Blvd

A simple, minimalist space perfect for clearing your head while sipping coffee and munching on pastries. (Bonus: they do boba here too!)


700 Columbus Ave
North Beach

This newer little spot will take you from day to night with coffee in the morning to wine with happy hour in the evening.

Corridor Cafe

100 Van Ness Ave
Civic Center

Corridor is an unexpectedly adorable little spot in the Civic Center area, featuring a range of coffee drinks (including a salted caramel latte) and a variety of pastries, breakfast, salads, soups and sandwiches.

Neighbor’s Corner

499 Douglass St

Just like the name suggests, this cozy little neighborhood spot serves up Andytown coffee in a pretty and homey spot.

Elite Audio Coffee Bar

893A Folsom Street

There isn’t a ton of seating in this space, but if you can grab a seat early you’re in for a day of coffee surrounded by arresting concrete walls. (Bonus: these are the guys that make those amazing latte designs!)


1001 Minnesota Street

A little cafe tucked away inside a huge yellow house—what could be better on a rainy day?


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