Coffee Culture, Part 1

March 10 happens to be the day I was born, so this year I decided to bring together a few things I love to properly ring in my new year:

Photography + a Good Girlfriend + Coffee + San Francisco = 1 Excellent Birthday

The Mission: Visit 10 San Francisco coffee houses on March 10 with my good friend Kristina (be sure to see her take on our day here).

Mission Status:  Partial completion – with all of the eye candy and chatting to be done, we made it to half of the spots on our list.  Not one to leave things unfinished, this seems like a good excuse to take another day off and visit the rest of my list in the near future!

Stop 1 | Cafe St. Jorge, Bernal Heights

Favorite | The “Where are you From?” guest book sweetly placed below the owner’s wall of photos from her home country of Portugal…

Stop 2 | Sightglass Coffee, Mission location

Favorite | The friendly barista who shared a few of her favorite coffee houses to add to our list…

Stop 3 | Wrecking Ball Coffee

Favorite | The smell from the in-house Marla Bakery that greeted us at the charming walk-up window…

Stop 4 | Four Barrel Coffee, Mission location

Favorite |  Best pastry award…

STOP 5 | Reveille Coffee, The Castro

Favorite | Toss up between the the beautiful tile work and the awesome conversation with our new friends, Joe & Martin…

I know, WAY more than 10 photos on the 10th of the month.  Hopefully you’ll give me a birthday pass?!

And would you believe another member of our 10 on 10 project shares the same birthday as me?  Be sure to follow the circle to see what Micah Hewett was up to on her birthday!

*update: click here to see part 2 of our San Francisco coffee house adventure*

  • March 15, 2014 - 6:09 am

    Micah Hewett - Happy Birthday!!!

    I wish I could have spent my birthday with you. Celebrating, drinking coffee, and having a blast taking pictures.

    They are BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2014 - 7:48 am

    Kristina Rust - Love these images and our fun day together. Can’t wait for the Coffee Crawl Part 2.ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Kathleen - Happy birthday Suzanne! Such beautiful images – that first image is PERFECT. These have me fantasizing about a 10 on 10 group meeting for part 2!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Laura - What a happy, happy birthday! Your images are beautiful but I’m sure they pale in comparison to the fabulous memory of the day you and Kristina share. The image of the poppies and pastries just makes me swoon!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Kim B. - First of all! Happy Belated! What a fun experience! I love these photos! Really beautiful photography. And you definitely get a pass for as many as you want to post on YOUR birthday! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm

    Connie Hanks - Oh my, I totally want to hang with you and Kristina! What amazing shots you took of some fabulous coffee houses! Love them all – the light, brightness, your perspective – they’re all amazing! So many that I love… and your red shoes peeking in on the coffee tiles / welcome mat – perfection! So glad you’re part of this circle!ReplyCancel

  • July 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Coffee Culture, Part 2 » Suzanne O'Brien Studio - […] in March, I celebrated my birthday with a day in San Francisco exploring coffee houses.  We didn’t quite make it to all of our stops, so before school got out for the summer we […]ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    10 on 10 | Coffee Culture Part 3 » Suzanne O'Brien Studio - […] San Francisco Coffee Houses Part 1 […]ReplyCancel