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?!

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    1. 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.

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  1. 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

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    1. 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!

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  2. 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

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    1. 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!

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  3. 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!

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    1. 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!

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