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Spike's Coffee & Tea

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4117 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2422
+1 415-626-5573
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06:30 - 19:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee was good and the service very friendly, but the atmosphere is very sad and doesn't invite to sit there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice stop for a coffee. Moreover, you can bring to your home a funny mug with Spike's picture, the mascot dog of this cosy place

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I really love the comfy homey feel of Spike's - it's a neighborhood gem filled with locals, families, and really great people (and their pets :). The service is friendly and fast, and everything from the drip coffee to the pastries is consistently fresh. I come here to buy my beans as they have a solid selection of roasts (including... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Spike's was the neighborhood coffee shop on my stay, about a block away from my apartment rental. Pretty simple inside, with a wide selection of pre-prepared pastries, everything from bagels with your choice of stuff on them to ham and cheese croissants, muffins, etc. They rotated their coffee bean choices, always having 3-4 different choices, all of which were very... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

I have been a regular at spikes for the last 4 years , I always stop by when I stay in the castro. They make a glorious cup of coffee , they have that rare talent of making the bean come alive so you can truly enjoy the nectar of the Gods and give thanks to that Ethiopian Shepherd boys... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and a bagel and it was a comfortable, friendly environment. Great coffee and ecofriendly, which is always a bonus!

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Thank Djohnson816
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We have been on vacation in the USA for two weeks and always hang out for a really good coffee. We found Spike's yesterday and were in heaven. Not only is the coffee divine but served by a very hot guy :) A great place to start your walk around the Castro. So impressed we are about to head back... More 

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Thank RicknSimon
Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Just down the road from where we're staying in Castro, a super little cafe for breakfast on a Sunday morning, tried the biggest blueberry scone and an amazing ham and cheese croissant. Coffee range was also fantastic, pay for your cup and pick your own blend, then relax in the window and watch the world and his dog go by.... More 

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Thank Rob S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012 via mobile

A local vibrant coffee shop where the people behind the counter know their customers names and their usual morning pick me up. We joined in the fun having an early morning coffee, muffins and porridge. Lots of different bean types. This is thankfully a world away from starbucks and other chains.

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Thank S1m0n1rene
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

I make a point to take time on my trip to go to Spikes. a local coffee shop with great coffee and even better baristas. Get yourself a latte or other coffee drink and hang outside , enjoy the visiting four legged friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 19:00
Monday
06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 19:00
Thursday
06:30 - 19:00
Friday
06:30 - 19:00
Saturday
06:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4117 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2422
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-5573
Description
Spike's prides itself on being the best independent coffeehouse in the neighborhood and perhaps the city. We promptly serve the best coffee and carefully prepare each espresso beverage to our customers' delight. We dearly value our customers and learn your names and preferences. We seek to always provide you with exemplary service and consistently delicious beverage made with love, care and expedience. If you live here or are visiting the city, come and get an authentic San Francisco CASTRO only experience!

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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