Eating: Saint Frank Coffee
CRAVE: A warm mocha and a gooey chocolate toffee cookie
Saint Frank Coffee feels like the “last call” of Polk Street. Nestled at the end, this spot is one of the last businesses you’ll see before you enter a neighborhood of Russian hill houses that company on you on a slowly descent of the San Francisco hills to the waterfront.
To that point, it feels hidden, quiet, and relaxing — though you’ll always find the shop nearly full with weekday workers silently typing away at their computers, and with weekend early risers and coffee dates (Note: WiFi is only available on weekdays! Weekends are for play everyone).
The interior might be reason enough alone to fall in love with this spot. Minimalistic Scandinavian design showcases amazing angled, woodwork and cascading rays of sunshine through the skylights that brighten the clean, crisp white walls.
With a full pastry case and special coffee bean selection, you have some good choices to make. Their seasonal latte flavors such as Orange Julius, Macadamia, or Honey Lavender are also unique options not to be missed.
Sometimes I wish I could say I was a coffee snob just to know-what’s-what, but didn’t get that taste discriminatory gene. However, I have enough friends and friends of friends who do have this ability, and they assure me Saint Frank’s is one of the finest.
Learn more about this spot on their website, Saint Frank Coffee.