We continue our tour of great places in San Francisco with Blue Bottle Coffee Company’s kiosk in Hayes Valley. Niles and I stumbled across this place a year or two ago on a trip to San Francisco – it’s just a little hole in an alley garage, but it serves incredible coffee. And since they’ve moved into the strange garage space, other things have sprung up around them in the alley – this time we noticed a hot dog cart, a little ice cream stand, an amazing looking corset shop, and even a German beer-and-brat garden at the end of the block. They’ve inspired a strange and wonderful little urban corner in SF.

But also they make fantastic coffee. I got a New Orleans style iced coffee from them, which was just delightful to drink while tromping around Hayes Valley on a sunny fall day.