If you’ve been to San Francisco, then you’ve probably heard the name Sightglass. It’s one of the most well-recognized independent coffee chains in San Francisco. To even call it a chain is kind of misleading. Sightglass is much more than a chain. Instead, the coffee shop with a cult following focuses on knowing the story behind the coffee, and it’s clearly a recipe for success.

Each and every time I’m in SF, I have to stop in and get a pour over or a latte from Sightglass. This last time was no different. Sightglass has five locations, but I had yet to visit their location in the Mission. So off I went!

The exterior is particularly charming. It’s a beautiful teal-like colour. There are massive windows that resemble a warehouse, and a decently long bench outside (maybe two) that’s great to sit and enjoy the bay air.

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

This particular location is absolutely massive behind the bar. However, it fills up quite fast in terms of customer seating. We sat in the only spot that was open and make-shifted a table out of a stool. As soon as we did that, I felt like their stools had a deliberate purpose to serve as both things, and I love thoughtful little touches like that.

Sightglass is cozy and inviting on the inside, with warm orange tones. One of my favorite parts is the huge leather booth that wraps around the space and makes for ample seating. It may even force you to strike up a convo with your neighbor. The white tiled floors are gorgeous and they come together to create a beautiful pattern in the center of the space.

Lots of plants cover the nooks toward the ceiling, and it creates an earthy vibe that echoes the warm space perfectly. I could easily spend my days here working remotely from my laptop. I ordered a latte and it was absolutely perfect!

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

Sightglass Coffee - San Francisco, CA

If you are ever in San Francisco, stopping at this location is a must! Not only will you get an amazing coffee, but it’s super Instagrammable as well.

Have you ever been to Sightglass? What’s your favorite thing about this coffee shop?

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  1. Gosh, I love coffee shops especially when they’re beautifully decorated. This looks like a really nice one and like you, I think it’s very thoughtful of them to get chairs that can be used as makeshift tables. It’s the little things right? xx

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    1. Same here. A coffee shop just isn’t the same if it’s not beautiful. It just creates the perfect atmosphere where you want to stay all day long.

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  2. Oh man, I’ve heard so much about this place! These photos are simply breathtaking, honestly– its so good they let you take photos in here. I need to go to SF. it’s been a dream of mine for ages. Hopefully this summer my friends and I will really road trip up there.

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    1. Hahaha right? I think that’s just San Francisco for ya! I definitely miss living here. I dress way worse and appear less cool now that I’m in Arizona haha.

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  3. This is my first time hearing of the place, but my goodness it’s such a charming place! I love both the interior and exterior decor, and who can resist a good cup of coffee? Thank you for always sharing these great places Emily!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  4. I would like to come here had I known this cafΓ© prior to coming to SF. I like the white tiles too, something that I don’t see often in cafes. What draws me more to enter a cafΓ© is the nice selection of brunch food especially the acai bowls and pancakes because I’m a sweet tooth. Nice and yummy post dear πŸ™‚

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