270 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Walking to the Hall of Justice for jury duty has given me the opportunity to find hidden gems in SoMa. Â Such as the coffee bar hidden in the picture on the right. Â Do you see it? Â Look within that warehouse being remodeled, behind that yellow van. Â Ah, there it is. Â SightGlass! Â I walked by this area and saw all kinds of signs saying SightGlass, but I thought it was some kind of glass shop, until I finally took a good look inside.
A full coffee bar, a standing table, and one bench are all that make up the current SightGlass coffee bar. Â There’s always a few people waiting in line or hanging out on the bench. Â Behind the bar is a bunch of curtains covering something going on in the back. Â Next to the bench is more curtained off areas where you can hear all kinds of construction going on. Â I overheard them talking about remodeling the area for where the actual coffee shop is going to be. Â This must be their way of making money during the remodel to make up some of the costs.
I decided to order the Spice Infused Iced Tea. It was a nice and relatively warm day, although it’s been raining all week. Â The cup was pretty small, and the coffee was stronger than the watery Starbucks substance I normally get at work. Â The Spices were definitely very fragrant. Â I recommend adding some creamer in it. Â It came out to be $3.