First Look: Sightglass at SFMOMA

We’ve spent the better part of the last two and a half years dreaming up and actualizing our third brick and mortar coffee bar in San Francisco, this time, partnering with a world-renowned cultural institution we’ve long cherished.

We sought to create an elevated & highly immersive coffee bar experience within SFMOMA, one that would appeal to the varying tastes of a diverse audience. We collaborated with SFMOMA to conceive a space that not only champions efficiency and flow, but also highlights our meticulous dedication to craft and service. Each element is designed with this emphasis in mind, inclusive of our dynamic espresso and drip bars, oriented to showcase quality-focused drink preparation. Every coffee is prepared right before your eyes for your enjoyment and sensory delight.

Coffee Bar Rendering (Boor Bridges Architecture)

Coffee Bar Rendering (Boor Bridges Architecture)

The coffee bar is located on the third floor of the museum, adjacent to both the transcendent grand atrium boasting a 26-foot-wide Calder sculpture and the awe-inspiring John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography. Enjoy your coffee in the Photography Interpretive Gallery, a highly interactive and playful new space that invites you to curate your own experience while gaining insight into the museum’s preeminent photography collection.

Enjoy inspiring views of the grand Atrium as you enjoy your coffee.

Enjoy inspiring views of the grand atrium as you drink your coffee.

You’ll find quite a few sumptuous new offerings in our newest home. Our menu features seasonally rotating single origin favorites in addition to nitro & vanilla cold brew on tap, a delectable selection of sweet and savory treats, and even a few elegant loose leaf teas! We’ve also developed a beautiful blend exclusively for SFMOMA, resplendent prepared as as an espresso or drip coffee! Comprised of seasonally rotating beans from Central & South America and East Africa, this versatile stunner boasts vibrant flavors of citrus fruit balanced by sweet, deep caramel and milk chocolate undertones.

After nearly three years of closure and ideation, SFMOMA reopens to the public this Saturday, May 14th. We packed a whole lot of heart and creative collaboration into this small, yet mighty 300 square foot coffee bar. Sharing it with you will be our greatest joy yet!

With Love,


151 3rd Street, SF, CA 94103
Open Daily: 10a – 4:30p Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays; 10a8:30p Thursdays. 

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