Having been to Blue Bottle in Brooklyn, we figured we should go to the source in SF. We went to the branch at Mint Plaza, just a short walk from the end of the Market Street cablecar line (yes, we did the touristy thing - I even hung off the side).
After seeing the cold brew set-up in the Brooklyn store, this one was not nearly as impressive. But we got a cup of joe and head outside to grab a bite from the food truck parked on the plaza.
Little Green Cyclo - serving Vietnamese banh mi and other snacks. We each got a banh mi -- mine was Five Spice Grilled Chicken, Redneckhunter's was House Made Pâté w/ Truffle Oil & Pork Roll. They were huge - we really could have shared one. We were also tempted by the Sweet Potato Tater Tots, tossed with basil and mint, with tamarind plum dipping sauce.
A nice cup of coffee, beautiful weather, a cellist playing in the plaza, people watching -- couldn't ask for more...