The Best Bay Area Coffee Shops Outside Of San Francisco
Whether your body liquid composition is 99 percent coffee or you enjoy the ritual of a great cup in a cute café, you are sure to find a great coffee shop no matter where you’re at in the Bay Area, including outside San Francisco. We list the best spots to visit for premium coffee without trekking out to the city.
Coffee experts have rated Chromatic Coffee as the best coffee shop in the Bay Area, so it is a must-visit if you are looking to find the best cup of coffee. The shop is unassuming and welcoming, displaying their wholesale roasts and impressing with artistry in your cup from the baristas and artwork on the walls from local artists.
Devout Coffee is an experience that truly feels handcrafted in the best possible way. It began with two brothers in a garage, marveling at and experimenting with the flavors that a coffee bean alone could produce and has blossomed into a unique coffee bar and roastery in historic Niles in Fremont.
Philz Coffee, beloved in the bay and beyond, is taking over as the new go-to coffee shop for coffee lovers. Philz roasts their own coffee in Oakland and serves drip-filter customized blends with the option of mixing in heavy cream or brown sugar.
Blue Bottle Coffee started up in Oakland when founder James Freeman vowed to serve coffee no more than 48 hours after it had been roasted so that people could once again experience what real coffee tastes like. Blue Bottle serves up cappuccinos, macchiatos, espressos, lattes, cold brews, iced coffees, individually made pour overs, and the ever-so-exciting affogato.
Visit B2, the San Pedro Square location of Bellano Coffee, for a meticulously crafted cup of joe under the high ceiling rafters of San Pedro Square Market. Here you’ll find knowledgeable baristas making individual coffees from premium roaster’s such as Sightglass and Verve.
Barefoot Coffee Roasters can be visited as a roll-up bar or at their retail facilities around the bay. They sell a wide variety of beans and specialize in unique and interesting explosions of flavors such as velvety espressos with notes of chocolate brownies and dates or their bright Yirgacheffe Kochere single-origin blend from Ethiopia that features tastes of honeydew melon and mandarin orange.
At Artís, it’s all about the story of your coffee, from seed to sip. They are proud to present sustainably and ethically sourced coffee, single-origin roasts, and even coffee roasted on the spot and customized to individual taste to create the best possible customer experience. This is an exciting place to play around with types of beans and preparation styles to find a new favorite coffee.
Modern Coffee sources locally when it comes to both their pastries and milk as well as their roasts, taking advantage of the plethora of premium vendors in the Bay Area and featuring roasts from the big favorites such as Chromatic Coffee Co., Counter Culture Coffee, and Verve Coffee Roasters, which are mostly located in San Francisco.
Roy’s Station Coffee & Tea was formerly a landmark gas station run by Roy but is now the place to get your fix of the Verve Coffee Roasters’ brew right in the heart of Japantown in San Jose. This unique family-run coffee destination sells a variety of fun drinks such as the churro churro latte as well as specialty teas, pastries and snacks.