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Four Barrel

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375 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-252-0800
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coffee was lukewarm, and the service was even colder than that. There is no wi-fi. If the goal is to make sure customers don’t make a second visit, then… Mission Accomplished! There are much better options available.

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Thank SuperTed19
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is about the pastries. I think I just ate the world's best donut...the lemon thyme donut is light, fluffy, and the glaze is scrumptious! I also tried the ham and cheese bun which is like an everything seasoned croissant twisted into a bun shape. This was also good but leaves crumbs all over your clothes so be careful!

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Thank oliviakimsf
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Topical hipster ( do these two words go together? ...) place! High end coffee machine, cool staff, clean cut cooking, and, extremely expensive price. Basic but t really decent pastry. What I like this place most, is they had never let me wait for too long no matter how busy they looked. This in my book, is the real quality... More 

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Thank lemoncc1000
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

There are tons of coffee places in San Francisco and then there is Four Barrel which is in a league of its own.

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Thank Ryszard D
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great space. Check. Good coffee. Check. Nice vibe. Check. 21st Century experience. ZERO I get it. You want to be hipster. You want people to talk to each other. But this is 2017. People, gasp, also want to maybe get on the internet. You provide no WiFi. That's a deal breaker for me just on principle. Shame really.

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Thank Ken M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The space is industrial and nice, surprisingly quiet for the decor, but ... either the barista shorted the shots or added too much water. The coffee was a waste. A few sips and I left. In all fairness, they did have a "slow bar" for pour overs and such which I probably should have tried. No Wi-fi, BYO hotspot.

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Thank William M
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263 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

On the Too Gear cool wall this would be in the locked ice cold sub zero safe. Great coffee and you can watch the roasting process. In a cool part of San Francisco and worth a visit if you are even close.

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Thank georgegibbs
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I need a good, strong coffee in the morning to get my caboose out of bed, so we went to this place expecting to have a good cup of coffee. Instead what we got was a really bitter, watered down coffee that tasted like it had been sitting there for way too long. We did not enjoy it at all.

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Thank travellingforkicks
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I must admit, I like a good coffee and this is the best coffee so far in San Francisco. I've found a lot of lattes in this lovely city are way too milky. My latte today was made with great care and attention and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Thank Susan W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a treat for the senses. The coffee is everything they say it is and the ambiance is perfect.

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Thank Destin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-0800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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