CUPS takes San Francisco!


The CUPS family is growing — we are westward bound! We are thrilled to announce the launch of CUPS San Francisco. Meet our first west coast CUPS members!

Cafe Capriccio
2200 Mason St

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Cafe Capriccio is unassuming but makes a delicious espresso, as well as sandwiches and other light fare. Enjoy the indoor ambiance or outdoor seating.

3202 Folsom St

Great coffee, and delicious black bean burgers. With great service and a community vibe, hang at Charlie’s for lunch and a cup of joe.

George and Lennie
277 Golden Gate Ave

Take one look at George and Lennie’s Instagram and you will know it’s a fun place to be. Decorated to perfection, and there are always good tunes playing, to enjoy while sipping your great coffee from this cozy shop.

96 Gough St

Yes, this is one of those cat cafes you heard about on Buzzfeed. With kittens and a full Japanese tea menu, KitTea is truly a unique experience!

Little Bee Baking
521 Cortland Ave

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Every baked good in Little Bee Baking looks better than the next! Come for a slice of pie or a brownie, stay for a chicory iced coffee or a divine chai.

Sammy’s Cafe
1416 Bush St

From the street, you might not know that Sammy’s serves a great cup of joe. Enjoy a coffee and a breakfast burrito!

Sundays by San Franpsycho
1248 9th Ave

Sundays by San Franpsycho will soon become your favorite gem. With an emphasis on local ingredients, this joint serves up Three Twins Ice Cream, Four Barrel & De La Paz Coffee, and Devil’s Teeth Baking Company. Yum.

Wicked Grounds
289 8th St

Your typical coffee shop this is not– but if you want your coffee with a side of kink, Wicked Grounds is the place for you. In addition to selling coffee, Wicked Grounds sells kink gear and also provides classes.

Zo11 Coffee
1035 Fillmore St

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An Ethiopian Village cafe, Zo11 Coffee serves up impeccable coffee and tea, and they sell their high-quality beans as well. They also make most of their pastries in house!

Cookie Love
1488 Pine Street

Your mouth will water as soon as you enter this adorable cookie shop. With over a dozen types of handcrafted cookie varieties, grab a coffee too at CookieLove and, dare we say, dunk?

Firebrand Artisan Breads
2343 Broadway, Oakland

Sandwiches, pastries, and assorted breads abound at Firebrand Artisan Breads in Oakland. While bread may be their area of expertise, amateurs at coffee they are not.

Picnic on Third
493 Third Street

With an ever-rotating menu with a new theme every day, Picnic on Third is sure to delight. Add to that Contraband coffee, and it’s the perfect spot for brunch or lunch and some caffeination.

Flywheel Coffee Roasters
672 Stanyan St

Flywheel’s coffee is the real deal. With lots of space to spread out and incredible coffee, this may be your new go-to work spot. They don’t call it a coffee lab for no reason!

R Caffe
614 Polk St

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Great salads, great coffee. A great cafe for a bite and your coffee fix!

1415 Larken Street

With careful attention paid to everything from sourcing to serving, Contraband Coffee is serious about its java and brewing processes. If you want a cup of coffee or an espresso that is technically sound, stop by Contraband, you won’t be disappointed!

Eureka! Cafe
451 Castro St

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It’s a happy day when I can visit one establishment for my two favorite things: coffee and (organic) ice cream, both locally made. My suggestion: go for both and get an affogato.

The Temporarium
3414 22nd St

Enjoy fantastic coffee at this brand new spot in the Mission. Their manual lever espresso machine pulls the perfect shot. It’s a quite, small cafe with a homey vibe. Details matter!

DeLise Dessert Cafe
327 Bay St

Freshly baked cookies and cakes, frozen confections, made to order sandwiches and bagels, gourmet coffee, and organic tea are all featured at DeLise Dessert Cafe. Each pick is better than the next!

La Parisienne
3249 Grand Ave

La Parisienne is, in a nutshell, a trip to Paris. The pastries are fresh, the cakes are famous, and the coffee is a perfect match to  whatever sweet (or sweets) you decide on. With such delicate and savory choices, you’re sure to become a regular.

Cafe La Flore
1032 Clement St

Clear your schedule, it’s lunch time. Cafe La Flore is ideal for catching up on emails as you chow down on a picture-worthy sandwich. With TONS of seating and outlets to match, you’re bound to leave feeling productive and full.

Nefeli Caffe
1854 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

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If you think a latte tastes best with a meal, you’re in for a treat. Nefeli has a mom and pop feel with a European touch. Drool over their panini menu before deciding, but we have to warn you, it’s not going to be an easy choice. The variety will keep you coming back.

L’acajou Bakery & Cafe
498 9th St

Best chocolate chip cookies in San Francisco? Possible. Very possible. L’acajou has die-hard fans, and for good reason. They whip up amazing breakfasts and pair them with powerful cups of coffee. And don’t you dare leave without a dessert!

Artis Coffee

506 Castro Street, 537 Octavia Street, & 1717 4th Street

Three locations, oh my! Take your pick or visit them all. Each Artis varies in style and decor, but stays consistent in killer coffee. They roast in small batches to deliver a fabulous brew that is never rushed.


Victory Point Cafe
1797 Shattuck Ave

Do you like board games? Of course you do. Victory Point is loaded with Sorry, Monopoly, and a dozen other games you may or may not have heard of. Roll some dice, yell UNO, and sip some java while you win the game of Life.

Hole In The Wall
1369 Folsom St

Hole In The Wall is literally a hole in the wall. This tiny spot will blow your mind with their smooth pour overs and friendly staff. Grab some fresh air and fresher brew.

Sextant Coffee
1415 Folsom St

You’re going to love Sextant. Everything from the cool airy vibe to the hit-the-spot coffee is a 10/10. They roast their beans in-house, so every order comes with a side of the best aroma you’ve ever smelled.

Jebena Coffee & Tea
990 Polk St

Jebena is a quiet and friendly spot to grab a little caffeine and grub. We’ve heard great things about their chai latte! Switch it up and order one.

MeloMelo Kava Bar
1701 University Ave

MeloMelo is exactly what you’ll be feeling after a few servings of their orange flavored kava. Their menu is bursting with flavors, drink styles, and new approaches to classic caffeination. 

Bravado Lounge
170 King St

Jessica C. on Yelp says it best, “Overall: The perfect spot for studying, families, anyone (even hipsters).” Check it!

If you’re a San Francisco native or just in for a visit, download CUPS on iOS or Android and you’ll never have to sacrifice your morning coffee for mediocre joe again.

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