From Our Editors
Featured in San Francisco Weekly’s food blog for their high-quality caffeinated drips, Contraband Coffee Bar owners Nathan and Josh cultivate an atmosphere of appreciation for expertly brewed beverages. Meticulous baristas combine crema-topped shots of espresso with delicately steamed milk in generously portioned mugs, swirling designs into the tops of beverages that effectively hypnotize any would-be sip stealers. Patrons may choose to perch at a few counters, tables, or a central community table crafted from pale, modern wood and adorned with minimalist floral arrangements. The shop's WiFi-rich interior invites guests to stay for a while, and its Polk Gulch locale lends itself to slow, caffeine-fueled strolls through the neighborhood.