Coffee Shop Named Best Coffee Shop in Bernal Heights


No, that headline isn’t a typo. Coffee Shop, a low-key place at 3139 Mission with an eponymous name and no sign out front, remains something of a Precitaville/La Lengua secret. Yet the secret is starting to spread, because Thrillist just proclaimed Coffee Shop to be the best coffee shop in Bernal Heights:

The name’s deceptively simple, but the coffee brewed up at CoffeeShop is anything but, thanks to a daily offering of Ubuntu and iced coffee that’s cold-brewed for THIRTY SIX HOURS, and features signature coffee ice cubes. And yeah, that’s co-owner Wilson Jones slinging espresso shots behind the bar, like a boss.

PS: For those curious about the opening date for the long-awaited Pinhole Coffee in western Cortlandia, this article says it may happen in August. “Hopefully.”

PHOTO: Coffee Shop, by Thrillist

19 thoughts on “Coffee Shop Named Best Coffee Shop in Bernal Heights

  1. I have trouble calling the intersection of Ceasar Chavez and Mission Bernal Heights. It’s kind of it’s own world down there. Love the color of the place.

  2. And if you happen to go through the wrong door, you can pick up a fine “herbal tea”, so to speak…

  3. I saw some young gentlemen practicing what appeared to capoeira moves in front of the building. I presume they had just received medication for their “chronic” illnesses from the north door, rather than taking triple shots of espresso from the south door. But it’s possible they did both.

  4. BTW, re: what to call (other than “La Lengua”) the stretch of Mission that houses this coffeeshop: How about “Bernsterdam”?

  5. I love this place, but this isn’t Bernal Heights. This is the Mission. I say so as someone who lives at 29th / Mission. I get trying to say it’s Bernal so it “sounds safer” and more appealing to families, but this is The Mission. Look at neighborhood maps.

    • Wilson here…No, we just rent the space from the owners of the building. HerbalMission had the original idea to put a Café in front, they could just never get up till 10am, so we decided to get serious, and up Early, in 2012!

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