Four Barrel Cafe

375 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 252-0800

What’s the one thing that gets us all up in the morning and gets us through the holidays? Coffee. Our to-do lists can seem impossible during the holiday season without a little jolt to make up for the sleepless nights. Sometimes we not only need the extra energy that coffee itself gives us, but we need the benefit of sitting down and enjoying the coffee…
I recently visited Four Barrel in the Mission. Outside, one will find outdoor wooden seating and multiple bike racks. Although it was crowded, we were greeted by a vinyl record playing in the background. It was a nice change to the chatter of others or elevator music that often plays in coffee shops. The coffee was awesome. This time, I got a latte, but I’ve also had a cappuccino there and both were excellent. The coffee has flavor, without being bitter or having too much bite; conversely, it is smooth and flavorful. Inside there are multiple wooden tables and chairs to sit at – to eat, do work, or catch up with a friend. The building itself is really cool. It reminds me of an old warehouse with an open ceiling and wooden beams going across. As I sat enjoying my coffee, I noticed everyone else was enjoying theirs as well. The friendly, but busy atmosphere was a nice change to the stressful feelings the holidays could bring. There’s a lot of coffee competition in the Bay Area and Four Barrel is definitely worth a visit. I would suggest getting your coffee “for here,” and maybe getting a pastry. It’s worth it. |Four Barrel|

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat: 7am – 8pm
Sun:
8am – 8pm