A soulful Mission District cafe with sweet pastries and friendly service..
The open space sets a distinct South American feel, with turquoise walls and cheerful artwork from local artists. Patrons sit under sunny window tables with vanilla soy lattes or a super rich Mexican hot chocolate. The fresh fruit bowls with yogurt and granola are popular in the morning, with the Que Tal veggie sandwich (roasted red peppers, grilled onions, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, greens and creamy Havarti cheese nestled into a seeded baguette) taking over later in the day.
BEST COFFEE SHOP AROUND. The people who work there are great and the atmosphere is perfect. It's just perfect for studying or reading in the morning. Nobody takes themselves too seriously there. Oh and the fruit bowl is amazing.
You time. This is the coffee shop I had imagined. I always thought that I would sip coffee in a sunfilled window and read a book. The music is'nt blaring or trendy. They arn't so pretencious that you get strange looks if you need to answer your cellphone. They always have fresh cut folwers, serve yourself flavored water and spoons! Yes, real spoons to stir your coffee with. The people that work there never have that put-out attitude when you need something.Only drawbacks are: check your order if you get it to go, bring cash, and don't expect your bagel to be huge.
Best place to just be. Que Tal has a great atmosphere and is surprisingly free of attitude for the Mission. The coffee rocks and the baked goods are super-yummy. The cafe has plenty of seating yet remains cozy; the staff is friendly and plays an interesting mix of music; the scene is comfortingly clean but not sterile. Also, unlike S-bucks, the cafe feels like an adult oasis and isn't overrun by screaming toddlers and strollers.
Swell Coffee. Friendly baristas, excellent fruit-yogurt-granola bowls, great strong coffee, clean and welcoming with nice music and a relaxed, diverse crowd. Best coffeehouse in the Mission--the opposite of the grubby, grungy, punky Muddy Waters scene, but not sterile like a 'Bucks.