Flywheel Coffee Roasters is in a bit of a hidden spot, densely populated with joggers and cars whizzing by Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle. Located next to Whole Foods in Upper Haight, this large café is a great study spot and break from the craziness of Haight Ashbury.
The inside of Flywheel is large and spread out, with many counters and tables where people can plug in to work or sip coffee with friends. There is also a back patio seating area, and large open windows in the front of the building for sunny SF days. The decor is completely wooden with multiple wheels around the café, creating an almost Blacksmithy vibe with the rustic and antique furniture.
I wasn’t necessarily ecstatic over the coffee or the pastries, which was a small selection, but the cinnamon crumb cake was a great choice out of the few muffins and scones they offered.
The best part was seeing the coffee drip through these lit up orb like machines – it felt like a coffee lab where the drinks were being concocted right there!
672 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117