SAN FRANCISCO | Blue Bottle Coffee might be owned by global behemoth Nestle these days, but that doesn’t mean that the coffee at their stores has declined. In fact, Blue Bottle remains one of the most reliable cafes in the US to get a fantastic coffee. The Mint Plaza Cafe is located in the historic 1912 Provident Loan Association building, and has a more vintage aesthetic than many of the other Blue Bottle cafes.
It’s a small venue, and there’s often a line but that’s mostly due to the fact that the takeaway counter is close to the door. There’s a cart set up outside as well sometimes which helps move things along. As expected, you can get your coffee brewed any way you want here, be it espresso or filter based, hot or cold, or more. Blue Bottle describe this location as housing their prettiest and most delicate gear, which means lots of fancy looking contraptions, mostly from Japan. We recommend grabbing something from the five-light siphon bar, manufactured by Japan’s Lucky i. Cremas company.
If you’re hungry, there’s a full lunch and breakfast menu, as well as an assortment of pastries to eat in or take out. Think sandwiches, salads and the like.
Blue Bottle Coffee (SOMA)
66 Mint Street
Telephone: 415 495 3394
Mon – Sun: 7:00am to 7:00pm