Collection by Diana Budds

Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco


Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges Architecture, showcases a wealth of handcrafted details and an industrial sensibility that pays homage to the original character of the space. Firm principal Seth Boor and architect Anand Sheth take us on a guided tour.

Located at 3014 20th street San Francisco's Mission district, Sightglass joins a coterie of establishments that cater...
Boor Bridges Architecture has become a go-to design firm for third-wave coffee establishments in San Francisco.
The double-height interior features custom furniture and built-ins.
The banquette is upholstered in leather from B&L Commercial Seating.
The bar counter is Cararra marble and the metalwork is by Hicks Metal.
Boor Bridges worked with the owners, brothers Justin and Jerad Morrison, to develop the espresso station and optimize...
Sap wood is joined on a bias, creating a geometric pattern on the ceiling.
Beans by the pound are available for sale. Steve Valdez fabricated the steel, glass, and brass door.
The space was originally light manufacturing.
Tommy Hicks fabricated the metal wall sconces and Malder Lighting handled the wiring and UL listing.