Whenever I visit a new city, the first thing I do is try to identify a place to buy Bulletproof Coffee.
It’s partly a game I play with myself, and mostly a need I’m fulfilling. See, I fast every day in the morning and grass fed butter, Brain Octane, and coffee keep me going. I don’t get headaches or anything when I skip it, I just know I feel significantly better with it. I’ve even traveled with the ingredients before but it’s also a bit of a pain, so I prefer to find a local shop.
I was in San Francisco this week for a new shoot and found that it wasn’t all that difficult, though you usually can’t find it under the label “Bulletproof,” which I suppose makes it harder to Google.
Places to Buy Bulletproof Coffee in San Francisco
Foundation Cafe: 335 Kearny St (Close to Union Square)
This is a solid cafe with some okay (mostly non Bulletproof) food options. Ask for the “Sherpa” which is Grass Fed Butter, Coconut Oil, and Vanilla. No it’s not as good as the real thing with Brain Octane but it held me over well and I came back for more later in the day.
The place also has good room for sitting and some wall outlets for charging.
CoffeeShop: 3139 Mission St
This is a dumpy little place that was a good deal out of the way from downtown but it was the first one I found. It looks almost like a pot shop (and the employee) from the outside and I couldn’t see “CoffeeShop” anywhere even though that’s what Google said it was called.
Anyways, ask for the “Sherpa” as well. It’s a bit overpriced and I have a suspicion they used tubbed Kerrygold instead of the normal Kerrygold. They say they use MCT oil.
My advice is to try Foundation Cafe. The spot is nicer and you’re likely to be a bit closer to it if you’re staying in the city.
If you find a new location, please comment below and I’ll add it to this post with proper credits.