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Four More New Cafés and Coffee Spots

Ready to get your caffeine on? Here are four new places around town to put a little more zip into your day.

Four New Cafés and Coffee Spots

Whether you’re a downtown worker bee looking for a place to laptop park or a total espresso obsessive, here are four of the latest cafés, carts, and bars to open around town that are ready to caffeinate you.

Five New Cafés to Check Out

You'd think San Francisco is trying to have a café on each block or something with all these new openings every month. (Not like we're complaining.) Here's your recap of five new cafés that have recently joined our local caffeine scene. 

Five New Cafés Around the City for You to Check Out

Our city is known for its kick-ass coffee and cafés, with no shortage of places to get your third-wave jolt on. While the hordes have been flocking to The Mill on Divisadero for its Four Barrel coffee (and joining Josey Baker’s cult of toast), here are some other new (and smaller) projects that may have escaped your notice: 

Seven Two-in-One Coffee Shops to Give Your Caffeine Routine a Jolt

In a city that runs on caffeine and entrepreneurialism, there are endless places to get your daily (let’s be real—hourly) caffeine fix.

Photos: Latte Art Competition at Dolores Park Cafe

The Dolores Park Cafe hosted a Latte Art competition last night, drawing in competitors from as far away as Los Angeles. From swans to indecipherable scribbles, the contest was quite the spectacle. Check out the photos.

Calling All Coffee Geeks: 7x7 is Looking For a Judge

7x7 is currently accepting nominations for a reader to judge an upcoming blind tasting of the city's best coffees. The winner will join a panel of esteemed judges, including one of the city's top chefs, a coffee expert, and a sommelier. 

Do you know someone who polishes their Slayer every morning (at home) and can make a lion out of foam? The person that considers mixing milk and sugar into coffee as gauche as attaching a trailer hitch to a Ferrari? The type that can tell a Latin American from an African just by scent? The gal who has opinions on pour-over versus press pot, and V60 versus Chemex? The guy who knows you're not always talking about the Tenderloin when you say "first crack"?

First Bite: Jane Brings the Third Wave to Pac Heights

Have you ever noticed that there aren't any real gyms on the south side of town (i.e. the Mission District)? There also aren't any full-on restaurants like the Tipsy Pig with flat screen TVs and sports on. Yet I know plenty of hipsters that go to the gym and love a good Giants' game. I know hipsters that even watch the 49ers.

Locked & Loaded: Meet Contraband Coffee, the City's Newest Roaster

We've been waiting on Contraband Coffeebar so long it was starting to feel like Christmas. And in fact, after finally resolving permitting issues, the Larkin Street café opened its doors on Christmas Eve. It was an early present to the neighborhood. Despite being a longstanding bustling retail corridor, Polk Gulch has never had a destination coffee spot. Hell, there hasn't even been a relatively good coffee shop in the area. But Contraband changes that. It serves great coffees in a pleasant setting. In short, it was worth the wait.

Locked & Loaded: Five Guest-Worthy Coffee Spots

The holidays have arrived, and you may have family or friends that came with them. Don't just leave them shivering in your drafty Victorian all day, take those kids out for coffee. Sure, you could drag them to your corner cafe, but why not take them on a caffeinated adventure instead at one of the city's unique venues. Here are five spots to wow your guests.

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