Atlanta >Food Stores > San Francisco Coffee
664 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.772740 -84.352524
Neighborhoods: St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast, Northeast
UNFRIENDLY SERVICE!!! – Great coffe and place to relax and read, but "TERRIBLE SERVICE BY A YOUNG UNFRIENDLY LITTLE BITCH GIRL" WITH A SHORT SHORT HAIRCUT SO FAR EVRYONE THAT GOES WITH MY HAVE THE SAME OPINION" NO GOOD PERSON TO BE SERVING TO COSTUMERS, NO FRIENDLY AT ALL!!!
Indie coffeehouse gets the basics right – There are two locations of San Francisco Coffee, and both have a gloriously local fanbase, mostly comprised of indie business owners, artistic types and neighbors who are still upset that Highland Bagel turned into Osteria.
I like SF because of two reasons. It has the coffee pureness of Octane w/o all the pretentious laptop people, and their ham & cheese croissants are wonderful. They're baked each day at the Morningside/Emory location, and they are loaded with gooey swiss and salty ham. The croissant tastes like good croissants are supposed to: they're flakey and have way too much butter. Which is a good thing. Not every day, maybe, but definitely a good thing over all.
Good local coffee shop – SF coffee makes a wonderful cappuccino. In the days of the automatic, press-a-button drink makers, it is refreshing to have someone take a little time, and make sure the drink is served the way it should be. While not quite quenching my desire for a truly authentic Italian or French cafe (I know it is San Francisco Coffee, but it didn't take me there either), the cappuccino sure tasted authentic. Served in a nice cup, saucer and miniature spoon included (Thank you!), the froth was wonderfully creamy and the espresso underneath had a wonderful smooth flavor. The biscotti on the other hand was a bit stale tasting and the odd chocolate chip and raisin (I think?) combo seemed a bit odd. The spacious patio is inviting to to watch the bicyclers pedal by, or just to read the New York Times.
Vegan Cakes!!!!! Thank You!!!!! – Oh my god - the chocolate peanut butter cake - to die for........sooooooo tasty and VEGAN!!!!! The atmosphere is nice and I always have great coffee - its clean. the staff is nice - I like the one in Poncey-Highlands but my favorite is the one on the corner of N. Highland and Amsterdam - I guess because thats the one I go to most often (closest to my home) - everyone is friendly and I know I already said it but Vegan deserts that taste awesome! WoW!
A good neighborhood coffee spot. – I've visited SF coffee several times, mainly to meet people who live in the area for a good cup.
And a good cup is what I've gotten. They offer a variety of brews to cater to all palates, and their espresso drinks are well made. The pricing is fair, and the sweets are tasty.
I know one reviewer commented on SF giving one shot for all espresso drinks, but this hasn't happened to me. I would have tasted a difference if my 20oz americano was made with a single shot, but decided to watch closely after reading that users comments. I definitely got the requisite number of shots. Having worked behind the bar for several years at other coffee shops, I'm inclined to think that the guy in the orange shirt was new and/or improperly trained. There's a lot to remember when making coffee drinks, and it takes a while to sink in.
Overall, SF is good if you're in the area or if your favorite coffee place (mine's Octane) isn't open.
Why We Broke Up – I am new to Atlanta, and am trying to find a coffee shop. I went to San Francisco Coffee for the fourth time today. This was sort of like a date. I was about ready to settle with San Francisco Coffee as my coffee home. I don't know what tipped me off. Someone in line ahead of me asked for a double shot of espresso in their latte. I thought, "That's strange, you shouldn't have to ask for a double shot of espresso, unless maybe they're buying an 8 oz?" I ordered two 20 oz. Americanos, having a friend with me. I haven't been buying 20 oz coffee, but I've been tired the last few days. Then, before I handed the guy in the orange shirt my money, I asked "How many shots in a 20 oz?" When he said "One, all of our drinks are made with one shot." I almost flipped. No wonder I've been tired. I work behind a counter myself. I understand tipping, I understand that nothing is really the guy in the orange shirts fault. But I can't believe that buying a large Americano, I'm paying not for more coffee, but for more water to water down the one measly shot of espresso they're giving me. There is a general rule of thumb: 8 oz: one shot. 12 oz, two shots. 16 oz, two to three shots. 20 oz, 3 shots. The price on the board seemed to follow this rule, increasing with oz size. I asked the barrister if I was buying water, and he said "Well, and the cup." He then hastened to add that they self-roasted the coffee, but a shot of that won't do me much good in a 20 oz cup of water. I spent over $7.00 on two Americanos, after paying .90 cents for the needed shots of coffee. I would also like to point out that if they are charging for the increase in cup size, they are wasting their profit, because they double cupped our drinks. I won't return to San Francisco coffee, and if I do, I'll be buying the smallest cup they have, and requesting, and requesting shots of coffee.
Great place to Hangout – The coffee is great and the music (most of the time) is cool. A must visit when going to Atlanta. Also the servers are nicer than the other SF coffeehouse.
This neighborhood coffee-klatch favorite shines with top-notch coffee and superior baked goods. – In Short
The Poncey-Highlands outlet of this popular independent coffee shop attracts the same crowd as its older sibling just a mile up the road--small business owners, joggers and the hipster-kids who look like they just stepped out of a Wes Anderson film. Indoor seating is comfortable, as is a front patio, though service (while friendly) can struggle to keep up during busy hours. San Francisco is a connoisseur's coffeehouse, one that's created a passionate fanbase for all things non-corporate. Standard house blends, espresso, cafe au lait and lattes are excellent and most are available iced. Those wanting a bite to eat should try their buttery-bad-for-you ham and cheese croissant.
THe BEST COFFEE in Georgia – they take pride in roasting the coffee themselves everyday and its always great. THe carrott zuchinni muffin is incredible. Its also a great place to study and get some work done. It has about 10-15 tables.
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