Exploring Coffee Shops: Sightglass, San Francisco



Sightglass-coffeeMegan and I scoped out a super cool coffee shop when she was living here in San Francisco, so needless to stay we stuck around a while and snapped endless amounts of photos together. Sightglass is one beautiful spot to grab a delicious coffee made from house-roasted beans served along with baked goods in a bi-level, industrial space.

Sightglass-orderLove the vibe of this place. Everyone seemed to be doing their own thing (naturally). But the ambiance was just wicked here. Huge open space, lofty type feel, perfect to warm  up your belly with some delicious coffee. Or in my case, iced coffee. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned coffee company in San Francisco.

Sightglass-coffee-beansThey take trips to Columbia to source their coffee beans, and spend time on the ground, at farm level with their producers; come back and write about their experience on their own Sightglass blog. Wild experiences in all sorts of countries I can only dream about visiting. I mean, nothing is really holding us back, but you know what I mean.

Sightglass-coffee-makingIt’s its own roastery, too. I need to spend more time here.

SF-SightglassImagine working remotely here. Love the rustic loft feel it has, especially upstairs where everyone seemed to be chatting or working quietly on their laptops.






Sightglass-upstairsClearly, I couldn’t stop taking photos when Megan and I popped in for a visit a few months back.






270 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. Love coffee roasting cafés. So cool to see that they have such passion. While so many coffee shops try to “out-ambiance” one another, without a good cuppa, it doesn’t matter.

    I’ll have to check this place out next time in San Fran. Looks like it could be my kind of place.

    I’m more of a Kona and Kau guy, but a fresh roast trumps almost all.

  2. I am the biggest coffee fan there is! I am even married t a barista! What a great post that I swear when I close my eyes after reading the post, I can smell a coffee being made! Great photo and outfit!

  3. Oh wow I also love the ambiance here as it looked so spacious and cozy. Did the place have a strong aroma of coffee beans? The rustic feel makes people want to stay longer. I thought we have a similar spot here and many love to hang around and get a good cup of coffee.

  4. Its been a long time since I have seen a coffee shop that I love the look of offering not only a great cup of coffee but the ambiance to enjoy it in. Planning a trip soon to see friends, I need to ask them to take me Sightglass. And even though my daughter doesnt drink coffee, I like the idea of showing her the roastery offering her a bit of education on how things are made.

  5. My husband and I have been talking about a trip to the US. I’m an expat and haven’t been back since 2011. I come from the East Coast, but we’re feeling the call of the West Coast and San Francisco is high on our destination wish list. My husband is a rare Englishman who prefers coffee to tea, so if we decide to go to SF, Sightglass will definitely be on our ‘to visit’ list, I just hope I’ll be able to get him out of there!
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  6. I once made it a point to visit every coffee shop in my town to support all of the independently owned places. It was honestly one of the funnest things i’ve ever done. I love a coffee shop that encourages you to cuddle up with a good book in an overstuffed chair, unbothered for hours. This looks like an amazing coffee shop I’d definitely like to check out.

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