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Our favorite iced coffees in SF

Warm weather doesn't make your daily caffeine needs any less urgent. Just put them on ice with some of the best iced coffees. Artisanal roasters are a dime a dozen in this town, and they all cool down nicely.

Presenting our seven favorite brews, in no particular order.

Blue Bottle Coffee in SoMa

High-quality cold brew coffee plus herbaceous chicory equals the best thing to happen to iced coffee maybe ever. Blue Bottle finishes its New Orleans Iced Coffee ($3.50) with organic whole milk and cane sugar. It's caused such a stir that Blue Bottle sells a packaged version around town.

Philz Coffee in the Mission

Step aside, chocolate. Philz Mint Mojito Iced Coffee ($4) pairs mint and coffee seamlessly, along with heavy cream and turbinado sugar.

Cafe Sophie in Castro

What's better than refreshing cold brew coffee ($3)? More of it. Cafe Sophie cools its brew with coffee ice cubes–so you're getting a continuous refill.

Curbside Coffee in SoMa

Its Vietnamese Iced Coffee ($3.50) formula is down to a science–fresh ground coffee is perfectly balanced with sweet, condensed milk. And it's got a serious caffeine kick, too.

farm:table in Tenderloin

Lacing iced coffee ($4) with a smooth, rich, house-made almond milk and a touch of sugar means just the right amount of decadence.

Mission Bubbles and Coffee in SoMa

Who knew that one of the city's best iced coffees was tucked away in a laundromat/cafe? You'll only need to try the Chocolate Cardamom Iced Coffee ($3)–made with Santa Cruz-roasted Verve Coffee–once to need an excuse to come back.

Sightglass Coffee in SoMa
Sometimes the best iced coffee simply comes from having the best beans. Sightglass's cold-brewed iced drinks ($3 to $4.50) are no-frills, and allow their stellar bean blends to shine.