The best coffee shop in San Francisco is always the one closest to your house. But for those times when you need to enjoy your coffee in a carefully curated environment, San Francisco has no shortage of upstanding places to get the jitters.
Open and airy. Sightglass is huge. Weekdays are better than weekends. (The SoMa coffeehouse also prompted this brutally delightful 7x7 piece that's a must-read regarding the city's current coffee scene.)