Last time I was in San Francisco I had the wonderful chance to finally stop by Saint Frank Coffee. This shop was on my list for some time but kept getting lost in my other screen shots of coffee shops I wanted to visit. After missing it on my last few SF trips, I finally made it a point to remember it this go around.
Saint Frank Coffee is in the cute little neighborhood of Russian Hill. When I visited there was a ton of construction going on which made it difficult to get to, but definitely worth it! The shop is super inviting from the outside and even more hospitable on the inside. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a coffee shop that isn’t overly pretentious in San Francisco, and that’s coming from someone who’s lived there.
Immediately I noticed how freaking packed this coffee shop was, and on a late Friday morning as well! I couldn’t believe how many people were there. The only real spot open was a bar top with a perfect view out the window. Unfortunately the view was of construction workers, but hey, if you like a man in uniform then this was the seat to snag. I also now know how to pour and set concrete, for sure something that will come in handy…
I ordered a latte and I was slightly underwhelmed with it. It wasn’t quite the consistency I was looking for, though the espresso was nice and smooth and reminded me of the cold San Francisco mornings I used to spend sitting in coffee shops. So not too shabby, but definitely wanted a more milky smooth consistency. Sidenote: lately I’ve been ordering lattes over caps and I’m not quite sure what’s up with that. As you know cappuccinos are my go to drink. Guess my brain just wanted to switch things up!
The interior features a huge and very long coffee bar. I think there were about four people behind the counter. The bar completely takes up one side of the room, and then on the other side are a line of tables for people to sit. There is also an upstairs area with a few community tables which gives you a lovely view overlooking the coffee shop. I’d say that’s the money shot you need to get for your Instagram if you ever visit. It’s also my favorite part of the shop!
I really enjoyed my time at Saint Frank as hectic and busy as it felt.The bar area was the perfect place for me to sip my latte and ponder my next stop.
What do you guys think about this coffee shop?