La Capra Coffee – San Francisco, CA

I was so happy to discover this cute tucked away coffee shop in the lovely SoMa district of San Francisco. My time in San Francisco was brief (as it usually is), but starting my day at La Capra was definitely one of the highlights.

Initially I had no idea this coffee shop existed, and I had only made plans to stop by Saint Frank because of time constraints. Scouring the city for a coffee shop near my hotel, I knew I wouldn’t find many in the area (I was in between the Financial district and SoMa). I was considering Sightglass for a quick cup, when La Capra popped up on my Yelp search and the decor and proximity sold me immediately.

When I walked in a light bulb turned on. ‘La Capra’ was short for Capricorn, and being a Capricorn myself, I was in love.

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Since La Capra is situated between Salesforce and a ton of other tech company buildings, most people sipping their coffees were in suites or well dressed. The vibe was still very chatty and people generally seemed to be having a great time. There is a small bar area up front and another one to the right side when you walk in. There is ample seating with beautiful white marble tables throughout the coffee shop. The counters are also decorated with the same lovely white marble, and the floors are covered in small hexagon tiles which provide yet another crisp white canvas to photograph from. Most of the interior reminds me of a classic Parisian cafe.

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My coffee came out a little slow, though there were a few people ahead of me. They also got my order wrong. I ordered just a plain old latte, and I guess they heard ‘soy latte’, so not sure how that happened! It’s a bit harder to judge a latte using soy, but the latte was still exceptional and made for a great morning drink. Definitely nothing short of the quality you come to expect when you live in San Francisco. For me their coffee lands somewhere in the middle. Not blown away, but also not disappointed.

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My favorite things about La Capra had to be their crisp white decor and Capricorn name. I even picked up their latte cup which features their goat and logo across the cup. I just couldn’t resist! This place is amazing for photographing and will look beautiful on your Instagram. The lighting is superb too. There is just too much to love about this place and I cannot wait to stop by again next time! Pssst, they also roast their own beans.

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What’s your sign? And what do you think of this fun twist on a cafe?!

BRANDS

La Capra

45 Comments

  • 5 months ago

    Oh very nice place, perfect for read
    xx

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thank you!

  • 5 months ago

    This place looks so nice!! Thank you for sharing as I live in San Francisco and always look for beautiful coffee places! Hope you had a great time in SF! Xx Susanne

    P.s. Please feel free to have a look on my blog: http://bagatyou.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Susanne! SF has some awesome coffee places. So jealous you live there!

  • 5 months ago

    Love coffee shops – great find and love the way you captured your visit!
    http://www.maggiekrol.com
    Xoxo, Maggie

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Maggie!

  • 5 months ago

    Although I don’t like to drink it, I absolutely LOVE the smell of coffee and this cafe seems like a little slice of caffeine induced heaven! Ooh, I am a stubborn Taurus 😉

    X

    Anjelique

    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Haha I’ve heard several people say they don’t like coffee but love the smell! I think even if I didn’t like it I’d still hand at coffee shops.

  • 5 months ago

    It looks amazing! I defiantly want to come here on holiday 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      SF is such a great place to visit! Hope you make it soon!

  • 5 months ago

    The coffee shop looks so chic and instagramable .

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Totally Carina! I loved it!

  • 5 months ago

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

  • 5 months ago

    If I ever start my own food store, I would call it Aquarius which is my sign. LOL! Yea, real creative, eh? Haha! I really like the white design at this coffee shop too, very clean and crisp and IG worthy!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Shireen! Hey now, don’t sell yourself short. 😉 Haha

  • Tamara
    5 months ago

    I didn’t know this place excited either! I should definitely visit it soon!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Definitely do! It’s pretty freaking cute. 😉

  • 5 months ago

    I love trying out new coffee shops! Here in the Philippines, there are so many uniquely-themed coffee/milk tea shops like Cafferia (photography theme), Chemistea something (where they serve your drinks in Erlenmeyer Flasks), Amu Yami (where they let you rent a room and watch a movie while having coffee or tea). Oh and I’m a Virgo btw. It would be interesting to have that theme for a coffee shop. 😀

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Haha, ‘Virga Coffee’ totallyyy works. I love me some boba tea. I actually wish we had more milk tea and coffee places around. I’ve heard they are in abundance where you are! So jealous!

  • 5 months ago

    This coffee place looks amazing! Need to share it with friends 🙂
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yay! It was really lovely. Definitely check it out with your friends!

  • 5 months ago

    Love how charming it looks! Love the touch of industrial feeling! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Same! It contrasts nicely with all the white tile work. 🙂

  • 5 months ago

    That looks like a great coffee shop! x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Andreea, you as well!

  • 5 months ago

    What a super cute coffee joint!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • vanessa
    5 months ago

    wow, such a nice place!

    TheVogueWord
    TheVogueWord

  • 5 months ago

    the place looks so nice not to visit! Thanks for sharing. lovely all white interior too
    Thenewgirl.me

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Welcome Darlene!

  • 5 months ago

    I love white decor so I’m loving the decor of this coffee shop. It totally does have a Parisian vibe. Loving the hexagonal tiling too. I’m wanting that type of flooring in one of my bathrooms. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but if they have blended iced coffees, I would oblige. I love visiting SF. You can always find little hidden gems walking around town.

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yes exactly! I love walking around and just experiencing the city. I too want those hexagon tiles in my bathroom, it’s sooo pretty! Thanks Rina!

  • 5 months ago

    You’re making me miss home! This looks like a great cafe, love their minimalistic design!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Oh no! SF is at least a good place to miss. I lived there for a minute in 2011/12 and I miss it dearly as well!

  • 5 months ago

    San Francisco is such a fun city! I love the decor in this coffee shop! Definitely adding it to my list for next time we visit!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yay! It’s so cute you have to check it out. 🙂

  • This is so cute! I love it
    xoxo, Hadasah
    http://www.styletolove.com

  • 5 months ago

    It definitely look like a gorgeous cafe, too bad their coffee wasn’t exceptional as their interior design. Hope you had a great visit though. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Ellese!

  • 5 months ago

    As a fellow Capricorn I absolutely love this place! I’ll definitely have to make a pit stop next time I’m in SF because it’s just so darn picture perfect! Excellent find and gorgeous photos as always Emily. Have a great weekend!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      No wonder we get a long and have similar taste! Haha, yay for capricorns! I like to say I don’t believe in that stuff, but hot damn is my sign so dead on with my personality. Thanks Kasie!

  • 5 months ago

    How cool that this place fell in hand with your astrological sign name!! Also loving the crisp, white decor of this place. GREAT photos!!


    Amber
    All the Cute

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Right?! I was like how cool!! Thanks for stopping by Amber. 🙂

  • 5 months ago

    Such a cool space to hang.

    Lots of Love,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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