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Tea and Coffee

Quick stops at cool spots for a pick-me-up

Quest For The Best: Coffee/Sightglass Coffee Roasters

Pros: Cool space and great coffee
Cons: Only one brick and mortar Sightglass
Best For: Laptops and caffeine

Ritual Coffee Roasters/Mission

Pros: Devoted clientele claim it's the best in SF
Cons: A pricey cuppa coffee
Best For: Hip, haute bean lovers

Warming Hut/Crissy Field/Presidio

Pros: Location, location, hot chocolate
Cons: Weekends are for tourists
Best For: Dashing inside for a warm beverage

Blue Bottle Coffee Co./Mint Plaza/SOMA

Pros: The coffee-making gear is remarkable and so is the coffee
Cons: Morning rush hour service is really slow
Best For: The most discerning coffee drinkers

Readers Cafe/Drink Coffee, Support Librairies/Fort Mason Center

Pros: The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library raise money the old-fashioned way. They feed us.
Cons: Adjacent to one of the city's most unusual donation-only bookstores, which means passing the better part of the afternoon in browse mode
Best For: Drinking a cup of Blue Bottle coffee while reading the $2 book you just bought next door

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