Saint Frank is a local coffee bar and brand that evokes the spirit of the city’s namesake, Saint Francis, who saw the value in simple and everyday things. Saint Frank (the coffee brand) treats coffee as more than a commodity, but an opportunity to connect with communities across thousands of miles from small scale farmers to urban coffee drinkers. Through a seasonal program with various farmers, investing in the local communities through longterm partnerships that offer consumers recurring rotating selections throughout the year.
In addition to selling beans online and in wholesale, they currently operate one cafe in San Francisco (in Russian Hill) and one in Menlo Park (plus another embedded in the Facebook offices). The space is bright and airy, pretty simply adorned with a neutral, natural palette so the focus is on the coffee and the people. As for the coffee? It’s on par with the best of the city, for a city that is pretty snobbish about its coffee.
Go here for: coffee in a nice, peaceful, sunny setting
Order this: the almond macadamia latte is a decadent choice (nut milk is made in house!), or opt for a pour over to really appreciate the beans
Amount of time to spend: 30 minutes, an hour for a leisurely coffee break
When to come: any time you need a coffee fix or to restock on beans
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Last visited: October 2019
Last updated: October 2021