Spotted SF / Mission / Four Barrel


Super long lines, but you’re not waiting forever to finally get your order. Choose your side: drips to the left, espressos to the right—and you’ll most likely spark up conversations with those standing by you while you wait. The place is immense, the ambience is lively, the baristas are cheerful, and of course, the coffee is yummy. Expect lots of chit chat (meaning no WiFi or power outlets) and cool things to check out while you’re there: wall art, bathroom art, and fresh beans churning in the giant roaster out back. They even have one of the few parklets (with hanging bike racks) along Valencia Street if you want to take your cup outside.

Four Barrel Coffee
375 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: 415 252 0800

* All images by me, Leslie.