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Asha Tea House
17 Kearny St., Financial District
The guys behind Asha are unabashedly obsessed with all varieties and types of tea. In fact, they're so into tea that they actually MacGyver-ed their own pour-over device that steeps their blends for the perfect amount of time; plus, you'll drink it out of a mug or cup specifically designed for your tea. The roomy space, with its tall ceilings and light wood, is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. The Berkeley flagship is the original location.
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Blue Bottle Coffee
115 Sansome St., Financial District
There are now ten locations strong in the bay area, with cafés in the Ferry Building, Hayes Valley, Heath Ceramics, Market Square, Mint Plaza, and on Sansome. There are two locations in Oakland, on Broadway and Webster St. Perhaps the most groundbreaking of their brews is the chicory-spiked New Orleans cold brew, which comes in a handy single-serving carton. They also make a pretty great granola in-house while the SFMOMA rooftop location is home to Chef Caitlin Freeman’s modern art desserts. Think: a loaf cake made to look like a Mondrian painting and cookies inspired by Richard Serra’s sculptures.
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Coffee Bar
1890 Bryant St., Financial District
Coffee Bar sources their coffee from Mr. Espresso, a legendary San Francisco roaster who's been making coffee in the city since the '70s. All three of their locations (the others are on Kearney and Montgomery Street) are set up specifically with workers/studiers in mind, so there are plenty of outlets, and everyone else will be heads down, too. At this location, there's a lovely upstairs space that's extremely quiet, and the big wide garage windows keep the space light and airy all afternoon.
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Coffee Bar
101 Montgomery St., Financial District
Coffee Bar sources their coffee from Mr. Espresso, a legendary San Francisco roaster who's been making coffee in the city since the '70s. The various locations are set up specifically with workers/studiers in mind, so there are plenty of outlets, and everyone else is quiet, too. At the Bryant Street location, there's a lovely upstairs space that's extremely quiet, and the big wide garage windows keep the space light and airy all afternoon. There's also a location on Kearny.
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Coffee Bar
433 Kearny St.
Coffee Bar sources their coffee from Mr. Espresso, a legendary San Francisco roaster who's been making coffee in the city since the '70s. The other two locations are set up specifically with workers/studiers in mind, so there are plenty of outlets, and everyone else will be focusing just as intensely as you are. At the Bryant Street location, there's a lovely upstairs space that's extremely quiet, and the big wide garage windows keep the space light and airy all afternoon. There's also an outpost on Montgomery.
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Eatsa
121 Spear St., Financial District
The concept of Eatsa is to provide the convenience and speed of fast food with the nutrition of the slow food movement, and their high-tech presentation is so San Francisco. The speed comes from their specially designed ordering system—you’ll order and pay either on your phone ahead of time or on an iPad in store. When you arrive (or in a few minutes if you order on-site) your food is ready to take away with you, in a human-free cubby with your name on it. They achieve this efficiency in the kitchen by offering a few easy-to-build quinoa bowls that you can customize to suit your tastes. The Mediterranean salad is great for the carb-conscious, as is the “no worry curry.” With each bowl ringing in at less than $7, they're expanding quickly: there's already a second location on California Street.
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Eatsa
1 California St., Financial District
The concept of Eatsa is to provide the convenience and speed of fast food with the nutrition of the slow food movement. The speed comes from their specially designed ordering system—you’ll order and pay either on your phone ahead of time or on an iPad in store. When you arrive (or in a few minutes if you order on-site) your food is ready to take away with you. They achieve this efficiency in the kitchen by offering a few easy-to-build bowls that you can customize to suit your tastes. The mediterranean salad is great for the carb-conscious, as is the “no worry curry.” There's a second location on Spear Street.
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Living Greens
Bush St. & Trinity Plaza, Financial District
The adorable origin story behind Living Greens follows the relationship between founders Brian and Michelle, who started writing juice recipes together when they were first dating. More than seven years later, their juice cleanses are some of the best in SF. Living Greens has a strong sustainability component to their business, serving all organic produce and working with local farms on top of operating a virtually zero waste kitchen. Plus, every quarter they donate a portion of their profits to a different nonprofit organization. They're three locations strong now, with stores in Cortland Kitchen and at 331 Marketplace.
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Native Co
168 Sutter St., Financial District
Native Juice Co. has been a farmers market vendor for years, but it wasn't until recently that they opened their first-ever brick and mortar Downtown. Native sources their ingredients and builds their menu around food grown organically in California. Their ingredients are never pre-juiced in order to keep the nutritional integrity and fresh taste of their products intact. We've been fans for years, since they generously shared recipes with us for the annual detox.
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