Something I meant to tell you about the whole time I was in San Francisco was Philz Coffee. Without a doubt the best coffee I’ve ever had outside of Italy and definitely the best coffee I’ve had from a chain store (I’m pretty sure 7 stores counts as a chain).
They grind the beans for every cup individually and then make it to your taste adding as much cream or sugar as you’d like. My personal favourite was the Philtered Soul – so good!
So, if you’re ever in the city, be sure to stop by one of their stores, have a chat with the staff about what you like, they’ll make it fresh in front of you and you’ll never want Starbucks again.