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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.

Blue Bottle Coffee 66 Mint Plaza San Francisco CA 94103 Philz Coffee 3101 24th St. San Francisco CA 94110 415-875-9370 Cafe Sophie 3463 16th St. San Francisco CA 94114 415-529-2972 Curbside Coffee 298 Spear St. San Francisco CA 94105 farm:table 754 Post St. San Francisco CA 94109 Mission Bubbles and Coffee 8 Valencia St. San Francisco CA 94103 415-525-4138 Sightglass Coffee 270 Seventh St. San Francisco CA 94103 415-861-1313


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