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Blue Bottle Coffee
Coffee Shop$
Today 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
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San Francisco Ferry Bldg 1 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94111
1 The EmbarcaderoUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94111
$Coffee ShopToday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 7:30 am – 2:00 pmWednesday ClosedThursday 7:30 am – 2:00 pmFriday ClosedSaturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday Closed
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Trendy cafe chain offering upscale coffee drinks & pastries, plus beans & brewing equipment.- Google
"I don't think I've ever had a coffee anywhere else as good as Blue Bottle."
10 reviewers
"One taste of the chicory laden New Orleans style iced coffee and I was in love."
10 reviewers
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Sebastian Fiedler
4 months ago
Wow. 30 minutes wait for a small cup of cappuccino that you empty within 1 minute? Not including the 30 seconds for taking evidence for Instagram. People must be crazy. II was crazy enough to line up there - what else would you do on a Sunday afternoon in the Ferry Building (nah, not really). No, I was in the mood for good coffee and 4 1/2 stars on Google Local don't lie. After intensively studying the rest of the thirsty coffee enthusiasts behind or in front of me, and after wondering long enough why on earth they'd close the small, hidden take-out window on the side (without coming to a conclusion), it was my turn to order a $4 cappuccino. As the ritual demands, upon receiving my nicely foamed cuppa coffee I immediately made a top shot for Instagram, and Google Local. I also made sure everyone around me notices how much I enjoy my $4 cup by making a loud "ahhh, hmmmmm" noise. Blue Bottle certainly knows what they do - great quality coffee, friendly baristas. It's up to you if you want to wait there for 30 minutes plus. Hey, but the Instagram afterwards is just worth it.
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Tj Dinges
7 months ago
I have to admit, this coffee is amazing! I personally do not like the hype that this coffee spot gets but if I was just to rate the coffee it would be a 8.5/10. A major downside is that this place is located in the Ferry building so it is always packed!!!! I am not the biggest fan of waiting in line for coffee so I rarely go here. But if you want a quality cup of joe and have never experienced blue bottle, stop by.
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Nhung Kim Phan
9 months ago
Good coffee. A little citrusy. The customer service is good, line move decently quick, and with just a limited selection to order from, it makes it that much easier. Just like the location in Oakland, its homeplace, it is quaint, with trendy wood trimming. Grab your coffee and go outside and look at the Embarcadero and enjoy the foggy sunny area.
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Jonathan Bibayan
12 months ago
So crowded but so good. Espresso drinks and coffee. If there's ever a small-ish line I go. I can't help it. And the treats are so good. I'm a sucker for the absinthe cigar.
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Jeremy Krantz
7 months ago
Let me preface this review by saying one thing: I am not a coffee drinker. I never drink coffee. Like ever. I don't mind the aromas and flavors of coffee, but I'd much rather have iced tea instead. With that said, I was absolutely amazed at how awesome Blue Bottle's New Orleans iced coffee was. I was able to have it nearly every single day, for about a week, for breakfast after getting off the Larkspur ferry and looked forward to it every single time. With that said, the lines are very long and the service is a bit slow. But then again the reason the line is so long is because it's so good. I'm definitely a fan and can only hope that this small chain expands into Boston at some point in my lifetime so I can get more of that delicious drink. As far as service goes, they're friendly and pretty quick. The stand itself doesn't offer much besides coffee and a few coffee-themed knick knacks. There's a few pastries available but nothing that great or worthwhile. There's no seating on the premise either, but you should be able to snag a spot around the Ferry Building if you walk around.
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Jennifer McHenry
9 months ago
Good coffee beans, friendly service, decent but not overlong wait time. However, take note: do not expect a proper shot of espresso on Labor Day weekend. I like espresso. Not lattes, cappuccinos, not anything flavored, diluted, or sweetened. Just a straight shot. I own a relatively modest setup at home, a grinder plus a compact espresso machine with a PID. I'm nowhere near an expert, but I know what a bad shot tastes like because I have made many, many of them on the journey to pulling a decent one. So I ordered a decaf espresso. That's right, you heard me. Decaf. It's super difficult to find good decaf, but I know Blue Bottle's bean quality is alright because I've shopped around, tasted, and finally settled on subscribing to a weekly 1 lb delivery. (Which is awesome, by the way.) I pull my own shots at home and am pretty satisfied. So when I was served a very sour shot at this location, I was disappointed. The color didn't look too bad, but I admit I didn't examine it very closely as we had an appointment, and quite simply, I expected better. Maybe the didn't dose properly, or maybe the temperature was too low. Can't say. To be fair, I didn't complain and ask them to try again. They might've done a better job the second time around. As I said earlier, however, the servers were very friendly. While we waited for our (delicious) caramelized waffle, they mistakenly made a decaf latte for the next person in line. They offered it to me, and I took two or three sips to wash out the nasty taste of the espresso.
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Andrew Kornblatt
11 months ago
When I first heard the hype about Blue Bottle, I wasn't sure. One taste of the chicory laden New Orleans style iced coffee and I was in love. The waffles are mouth watering as well. Even though the place is constantly busy, the staff is friendly and enjoyable. You need to try this coffee, if only once in your life.
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Daivat Dholakia
a year ago
If you see a really long line in the Ferry building, you know its for Blue Bottle Coffee. This place has risen to become one of the best coffee places and the fans claim their coffee is better than all of Starbucks & Peets out there. There is a secret menu here so make sure you check that out instead of just ordering something off the menu. Most of the coffees are good but too bitter for me (an avid latte lover). If you think you will just grab a cup here and sit for hours using the free wifi then you will be disappointed as there is no seating at this location and no wifi (free or paid) offered.
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