Any seasoned business traveler knows the importance of staking out a city's best coffee shops. This is especially true when you're flying across time zones for a meeting or conference and are in dire need of a caffeine boost before your schedule kicks off.
The next time you travel to San Francisco for business, stop at one of these great coffee shops:
1. Andytown Coffee Roasters
If roast and blend is most important to you when it comes to your morning espresso beverage, stop into this coffee shop located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, Eater San Francisco advised. Selecting and roasting their own beans, Andytown Coffee Roasters is esteemed for a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. Free Wifi makes it a great place to get work done in between meetings as well.
And if you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try the famous Snowy Plover - a sugary iced espresso drink topped with Pellegrino.
2. Equator Coffees & Teas
For all the business travelers who prefer tea over a hot cup of decaf, this is the cafe for you. With a wide selection of beverages, this place delivers on options and taste. According to Eater San Francisco, it's also a great spot to grab a bite to eat for lunch.
3. Cafe X
You haven't seen the advance of technology until you've had your morning latte made by a robot at Cafe X in SoMa's Metreon. According to Zagat, all caffeinated drinks are made and hand-delivered by a robotic arm at this advanced coffee shop. This spot is especially great if you're in a hurry, as these mechanical beings work faster than your traditional barista would.
4. Four Barrel/The Mill
For those of you who like to get in touch with your more casual side out of the office, consider a stop at this bakery and cafe. Known for its hipster vibes, this place embraces a minimalist look and boasts fair prices, Time Out San Francisco noted. This coffeehouse is especially known for its hearty toast topped with a variety of mouth-watering spreads. Don't leave this cafe without a fresh loaf of just-baked breads made by Josey Baker himself.
With these spots in mind, you'll have no shortage of coffee on your next business trip.