Contraband Coffee Bar
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hours: Mon 6:30am-8pm; Tue 6:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 6:30am-9pm; Sun 8am-6pm
Contraband’s home on the border of Nob Hill and Russian Hill has been a haven for locals who don’t want to drive down to the Mission or battle tourists at Blue Bottle’s Civic Center location to get a good cup of joe. Although the neighborhood boasts a few corporate coffee chains, this coffee bar is the first to offer something serious. Featuring light roasts and single-origin beans, Contraband’s mission is to serve great coffee with a smile, tossing out the attitude that has come to be associated with high-end coffee. The new venture is still gearing up—packaging, labeling, and a new website are all in the works in preparation for retail—and additional locations are planned for the future.