It’s noon and the cute bagel you’re matched with today likes you back. After exchanging texts all afternoon, you’re excited to meet for coffee. But where do you meet? Your bagel works in SoMa and you are in the Financial District. What are the best coffee shops in San Francisco between the two of you?
Coffee Meets Bagel is here to help you with one of the best first date ideas:
La Boulange de Yerba Buena (map)
Have a sweet tooth and a coffee craving? La Boulange is the perfect place to take your bagel. Freshly baked chocolate and hazelnut croissants, almond and apricot tarts, and large palmiers are irresistible in this conveniently located coffee spot. Grab two hot mochas and you’re sure to enjoy your afternoon date.
Blue Bottle Coffee (map)
Tucked away from the nearby bustle of Union Square, this modern establishment with grand ceilings caters to the more hardcore coffee lovers. The New Orleans iced coffee is a must try – strong, just the right amount of sweetness, and smooth at the same time. The lattes also have beautiful etching latte art at Blue Bottle Coffee.
Sightglass Coffee (map)
Walking into Sightglass Coffee transports you into another world. The industrial, yet laid back feel instantly relaxes you. This spacious coffee house currently features a coffee from Guatemala with apricot, raspberry, and blackberry taste notes. Indulge in a rich coffee blend and experience this SoMa escape.
Philz Coffee (map)
A local favorite, Philz Coffee has quite the following for a reason. Customer service is imbedded within the culture of this establishment and customized coffee blends are made specifically to your liking (sometimes combining up to seven different beans at a time!). This coffee experience is truly unique and is a must try for any coffee lover. Be warned: you may seriously become addicted!