Saint Frank Coffee – San Francisco, CA

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.

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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 viewΒ 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…

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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!

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The interior features a huge and veryΒ 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.Β It’s also my favorite part of the shop!

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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?

BRANDS

Saint Frank Coffee

42 Comments

  • 6 months ago

    I’ve heard so much about this place, I hope I get to try it when I’m in SF again. the place looks gorgeous!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Yes, definitely do Yuka! It’s so pretty inside and very lively. πŸ™‚

  • Velvet Blush
    6 months ago

    I love the layout of this store, and the monochrome design, it looks so cool! It seems like a lovely place to sit down for a drink and chat πŸ™‚

    Velvet Blush

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Same here! The layout is perfect with the large bar area and then the sitting across the way. Thanks for stopping by!

  • 6 months ago

    I do like how simple the interior is but shame about the latte. How interesting that you order cappuccino usually, I am the opposite of you. I usually go for latte and occasionally I’ll order caps. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Haha! We’d obviously make a great team then! Thanks for stopping by Shireen. πŸ™‚

  • 6 months ago

    This place is so so beautiful.The layout is so perfect.

    http://www.tessyonyia.com

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Thanks you Tessy! I totally agree!

  • 6 months ago

    I love checking out the interiors of restaurants, stores and coffee shops to get ideas for my own home. I love how this place is modern and airy, but not cold. Very cool!

    District of Chic

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Same here! I could look at interiors all day.

  • 6 months ago

    It’s so modern and minimalist. Love the vibe. And you’re so right about the money shot!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Haha thank you Yasmin! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Saint Frank Coffee looks like a beautiful hidden gem – love the interior design of the place. Never been to the neighbourhood of Russian Hill but it is a long time since I’ve been to San Francisco – such a beautiful city!

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Thanks Miriam! The city is so lovely. If you ever go back definitely visit Russian Hill. It’s super trendy right now!

  • Jenn
    6 months ago

    Aaahhh! Your post made me even more excited about my upcoming San Francisco trip! One thing why I really want to go there is because of the coffee shops. I can’t wait to try this and many other coffee shops! And by the way, I do appreciate men in uniform so….:)

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
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    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Oh yay! I am so excited you are visiting! If there’s one thing I know, it’s good coffee shops haha. Definitely email me if you want suggestions! I’d be more than happy to write you. coatandcoffee@gmail.com πŸ™‚

  • 6 months ago

    I like the modern minimal style it has, it looks like a chic cafe.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Thank you Carina! I love it too. πŸ™‚

  • 6 months ago

    This coffee shop looks amazing and you’re pictures are stunnnnning omggg <3 never been to San Fran but I've been wanting to go for ages!
    Lovely post x
    Sofia
    http://Www.lifefromsofia.blogspot.com

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Thanks Sofia! Definitely go if you get the chance. It’s one of the most amazing cities!

  • 6 months ago

    Looks like a nice place to do some writing. I’ll have to check it out. // β–² fredsguidetolife.com β–²

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Definitely Fred! It would be great for that! Especially upstairs.

  • 6 months ago

    That shop looks great. SF is my favorite city to drink coffee in, besides on the lanai in Honolulu. πŸ™‚
    http://www.streetmadonna.com

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Same! Would love to have some coffee in Hawaii again!

  • Beautiful place
    XO,
    Gina // http://www.artsyrunway.com

  • 6 months ago

    It has a gorgeous open space. Coffee looks yum!

    XoXo Noma

    • Emily
      6 months ago

      Thank you Norma! It was really yummy.

  • Suze - Luxury Columnist
    5 months ago

    I love a good coffee shop and this place looks very stylish

  • 5 months ago

    this place is gorgeous!! will definetly check this out when im in San Francisco
    Thenewgirl.me

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yay! You’ll love it!! Prettier in person. πŸ™‚

  • 5 months ago

    What a great coffee and I’d love to visit San Francisco one day! xoxo

    http://www.naomella.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Ivi! SF is so charming!

  • 5 months ago

    What a cute little coffee joint!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Ashley!

  • 5 months ago

    I love a good coffee shop! Lovely post xx

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Thanks Edye!

  • 5 months ago

    I could have sworn this place was somewhere in Europe when I first saw the pictures. I love the interior look. Very clean and crisp. Too bad about the underwhelming lattes πŸ™

    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Yes it looks like a European coffee shop! The latte was definitely a little underwhelming, but I’d still go back. Maybe a cappuccino next time. πŸ˜‰

  • 5 months ago

    Ahhhhh! This place sounds awesome. And upstairs really is the money shot! Those high ceilings are amazing. I just love the sleek design. *Swoon! Adding this to my list for my next visit to SF!

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Haha yay! SF trips are never complete without visiting their amazing coffee shops! Thanks Maddy. πŸ™‚

  • 5 months ago

    Looks like such a cozy place! Makes me want to go to SF again; I used to live there for some time and miss the city so so much! This post brings back some good memories.

    • Emily
      5 months ago

      Same Naya! I lived in SF for a bit and I miss it so much. I always regret my decision to leave. Good memories for sure! Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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