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San Francisco, CA 94103
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Open since 2008, our Mint Plaza cafe has garnered a reputation that feels almost mythical. While we won't discount its location in the historic 1912 Provident Loan Association building, or the row of coffee siphons that, to the unfamiliar, look like the accoutrements of a mad scientist, we think this allure is rooted in a tradition of coffee excellence.
While the three-light siphon bar might be the most eye-catching coffee element in the cafe, it’s far from the only high point. For traditionalists, there’s Mint’s house espresso, 17ft Ceiling, a blend created for the cafe and that is served only there. (All other Blue Bottle locations serve Hayes Valley Espresso.) The darker-roasted, straightforward blend, modeled on the traditional Italian espresso, was inspired by Mint’s classic architecture, which to us, evokes Rome.
From its beginning, culinary offerings have also been at the forefront of Mint’s charm. Today’s menu includes the made-to-order Croissant Breakfast Sandwich and Ham and Cheese Sandwich, as well as cookies, granola, and overnight oats.