6 Essential Coffee Shops in SoMa

There is certainly no shortage of coffee shops within San Francisco, and SoMa’s local joints are among the very best. Below, browse our list of must-try cafes set just moments from The Harrison’s front doorstep.

1. Sightglass Coffee
270 Seventh St.
Plenty of seating and its roasting area on display makes Sightglass Coffee stand out from the average shop. Stay and enjoy a cup of coffee on the first floor, or take up temporary residence while you work on a project upstairs.

2. Saint Frank Coffee
1081 Mission St.
Named for Saint Francis (the same person the city of San Francisco is named for), Saint Frank Coffee models its shop after the man as well. They approach coffee roasting and serving with the values of coffee, people and connection.

3. The Coffee Movement
1030 Washington St.
Clean, modern, beautiful and warm. The Coffee Movement is a fairly small coffee shop with no seating, so it’s more of a grab-and-go kind of place. What it lacks in square footage, it makes up for in flavor profiles.

4. Sextant Coffee Roasters
1415 Folsom St.
Founded by Ethiopian-born Kinani Ahmed, Sextant Coffee Roasters sources its coffee beans from Ethiopia, Kenya, Colombia and more, bringing unique flavors from around the globe to San Francisco. They roast all of their beans in San Francisco for freshness, quality control and signature taste.

5. Blue Bottle Coffee
66 Mint St.
A coffee chain with the quality and soul of a locals-only place, Blue Bottle Coffee serves espresso, single origin, and blends—along with a full breakfast and lunch menu, served daily from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm.

6. Philz Coffee
300 Folsom St.
We couldn’t talk about coffee shops in San Francisco without mentioning Philz Coffee now, could we? A cup of coffee “Philz Way”—medium sweet with cream—is a Bay Area staple.

5 San Francisco Activities We’re Excited to Welcome Back this Season

There’s a sense of optimism in the air as San Francisco slowly opens back up. Indoor venues and activities are ramping up their capacities, while small outdoor activities have dropped mask requirements. As our favorite city opens more of its doors and moves into the final tier of its reopening plan come summertime, there are a lot of old traditions we’re ready to bring back. From activities you can readily do now to adventures that will return within the next month or so, here’s just a few of the classic seasonal activities that we’re ready to make up for lost time with.

Lay Down a Blanket in the Park

Now that fully-vaccinated adults are permitted to exercise and gather in small groups outdoors without masks, take this time to soak up the sunshine on the grass of Mission Dolores Park. Every summer, Mission Dolores Park can get a little crowded, but the foot traffic should be lighter this year, and with a bit of mindfulness and spacing out, allow yourself to breathe easier on your weekend picnics.

Museum Crawls

San Francisco is home to some of the most beloved museums in the world, and we’re eager to peruse all the amazing exhibitions coming up. Just this spring, the Asian Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SFMOMA, and the de Young Museum have all reopened, and most of them are able to open to 50% capacity as of May. Art lovers, rejoice — because we know there’s nothing quite like experiencing art up close and personal. Be sure to wear a mask, as they are required in these indoor spaces according to city regulations.

Jump on the F-line

How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed a ride on one of Muni’s vintage streetcars? Lucky for us, after over a year,  the F Streetcar line between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Castro will reopen on May 15 for all seven days of the week.

Hop on a Bay Cruise

SF Bay cruises are up and operating again. When the sun comes out, take to the water and return to that maritime spirit that rules the Bay Area. As of May, there’s limited capacity, mask requirements and as increased cleanings to ensure safety.

Feel the Vigor of a Sports Match

The San Francisco Giants are back on the field, and this month, capacity for fans has increased from 22% to 50%. With either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game, fans can finally return to Oracle Park to show up and show out for our staple baseball team.

Meet Penthouse 44C: Sky High Home With San Francisco Marina & Twin Peaks Views

From The Harrison’s acclaimed Signature Collection comes this corner penthouse, our only residence that boasts a 315 sq ft of terrace space. Set to unrivaled vistas of the marina, Oracle Park and Twin Peaks and inundated with natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows, the open floor plan flows amongst the top-of-the-line kitchen—with Bertazzoni and Subzero appliances, custom Studio Becker cabinetry and Carrara marble counters—dining area, living room, den and into the primary retreat, all embraced by wraparound views. Set at the apex of Rincon Hill, yet moments from San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, shops and local attractions, this penthouse realizes an idyllic life marked by five-star amenities, 24/7 concierge service and inimitable details selected by renowned designer Ken Fulk.

Upon entering the foyer, one is instantly embraced by an ambiance of comfort. The full-corner floor plan boasts a palpable sense of fluidity throughout, urging one forth through the entry hallway into the kitchen, where a soothing neutral aesthetic—by way of Studio Becker Ash Molina cabinetry and polished white slab Carrara marble—complements an inrush of natural light.

Onward, the dining room, den, living room and adjacent balcony are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that unveil vistas of the marina and Twin Peaks just beyond. Here, an open-concept layout permits flexible living that is enlivened by sunlit, far-reaching views; a space where both relaxation and entertaining are made simple.

The luxe primary suite is inundated with natural light from sunrise to sunset and basks in extensive marina views. The quintessence of a retreat perched high within the sky, the primary bath features stunning porcelain Herringbone floors, unlacquered Waterworks brass fixtures and beautiful Carrara marble countertops and subway tiles, bringing to life one’s serene, spa-like reveries right at home.

To the right of the foyer lies an additional bedroom, enjoying Twin Peaks views, as well as a spacious alcove, which one may transpose into an office, home gym, or any type of living space he or she may desire. The embodiment of luxury living, mollified by the warmth of San Francisco’s most coveted views, this penthouse from The Harrison’s Signature Collection presents a unique opportunity to adopt a lavish urban lifestyle within SoMa’s landmark residential high-rise.

Learn more about The Harrison’s Signature Collection, explore the neighborhood or inquire about this residence.

LX Collection Spotlights The Harrison’s Ken Fulk-Design Library

In LX Collection’s latest article on stunning private condo libraries, The Harrison’s very own Ken Fulk-designed reading space is spotlighted for its one-of-a-kind details, unrivaled style and hanging artworks procured through SFMOMA Artists Gallery. An extension of The Harrison’s spectacular Grand Salon, the breathtaking library presents a sophisticated, welcoming sanctuary further complemented by a grand piano and two stories of tomes set in cerused oak bookshelves.   

Read the full article, here.