Blue Bottle has quickly become a San Francisco institution. In contrast to the limestone-clad Mint across the street, the café is sleek, modern and, of course, home to some of the best coffee in town. Perhaps the most compelling is the five-light siphon bar, manufactured by the Lucky I. Cremas company of Japan — the first of its kind in the United States.
"The poached eggs are cooked perfectly, and come served on inch-thick chunks of fresh toast. Yum."
Here they feature a menu of three single origin coffees which changes weekly. Next is the Kyoto-style iced-coffee apparatus, which produces a delicate, refined, fragrant cold brewed coffee.
Blue Bottle's Mint Plaza location, in addition to their trademark coffee, offers a small menu of breakfast items, including Acme Bakery thick toast, served with Spring Hill Creamery whipped butter and jam by Mountain Fruit.
Unlike our other toast contenders, Blue Bottle serves the butter and jam on the side for you to apply as you please (but we prefer the mouthwatering, pre-buttered, oozing toasts).