Philz Coffee

1313 Ninth St #110, Berkeley
(510) 809-0182

Recent Reviews

Meaghan McCrane

Thank you so much for helping me Ashly with the beans! You guys are the best!

Nolan C.

Philz is always consistently great. I used to live near this location so it would be nice to just walk to and grab a highly caffeinated cup o' coffee. I usually go w/ iced Tesora and a splash of cream. I also usually order with their Mobile app and pick up to save time, since the queues can get somewhat long. It's especially a lifesaver with COVID to use their mobile app--very easy ordering and pickup, since you cannot order inside. Truly grab and go!

Dilys S.

Went before the temp closure, ample parking, nice staff, large space. It is right in the middle of a lot of outdoor stores. It's a great place. Of course love the mint mojito here.

Amy Y.

I am absolutely obsessed with Philz Mint Mojito iced coffee!! It's so delicious and creamy. I definitely recommend this item if you decide to pop by. They also let you bring your own cup/mug to help save the environment and also it's a discount. The Mint Mojito is great, it's fresh and definitely creamy! I usually don't like mint anything and think drink only has a subtle mint taste that mixes perfectly with the cream and coffee. They have a small parking lot right outside however sometimes it's hard to find parking. This place seems to always be packed, finding a place to sit can be a bit harder. But ordering and getting your drink goes very fast. You order first, followed by paying.

I. B.

I received the email that Philz was temporarily closing. I feel bad for the counter staff. They are the absolute BEST at Gilman in Berkeley. Stay safe and I'll see you on the other side of this tragedy.

Gavin Zau

Nice dripped coffee with interesting flavors. It is a bit of a trendy place but I like the spices

Namuuna Bat-Erdene

This specific location of Philz is my favorite! I used to prefer the Oakland location but the Friendly staff at the Berkely Location won my heart over. This is a relaxed - less busy location that I like to sit at and catch up with my studies.

Patrick Kloesman

Philz coffee to me is always good.

Dee Dee Pugh

I stopped by for ”a cup of Joe” yesterday afternoon and let me tell you...The term should be rebranded to ”a Cup of Philz”. This was the best cup of coffee I've ever had. I'm not exaggerating, not even a little bit. I found myself singing the Tony Tone Toni song, ” It Feels Good”, replacing the words with, ” It Philz Good” ? seriously, that's how juiced I was by this incredible beverage. I had the Jacobs Wonderbar, I love a dark roast sweet and creamy. And the way I was doted on, by the staff I won't use the term customer service because I felt like I was the only person in the place I was treated so special from the barrista to the cashier. I was and still am a Starbucks girl only because there is one on every corner and I mean every corner....and I prefer them over Peets. But Philz has Starbucks Beat in every category overwhelming by at least 50 points. Please build more. I will definitely purchase some whole beans for my French press at the store the next time I'm there or possibly online. Thanks Berkeley, Phliz, you sure made this Lady Philz Good❤️

Seri J.

Philz is my favorite coffee shop to go to! I live super close to the old location on Shattuck, and I'm honestly devastated that it closed. Luckily, there's still this location which is a relatively short bus ride away. DRINK RECS: Mint mojito: If you're looking for a coffee with a slight freshness, this is the one to go for! It's creamy, aromatic, and bright all at the same time. Iced coffee rose: My new favorite! Tbh you can't taste any coffee in it but I don't mind. The flavors are exactly as they describe: sweet, floral, and creamy. It's my order of choice ever since they introduced it into the menu. INTERIOR: Not ~lots~ of space to study. It's definitely packed on weekends, and even when I went on a Wednesday afternoon at around 2pm, there were only a couple of seats left.

Phillip K.

Have to admit it's pretty good stuff here. The flavors sound weird to my non-hipster, non-Berkeley ears, but the end result is nothing but pleasant.

Albert L.

I love this Philz location often come here when there was Doughnut Dolly and a burger place name eluded me, but at least funky elephant is still around. The shattuck spot was the go-to philz, but sadly it close when wrecking ball moved in neighborhood. I don't mind driving ten minutes from home on Cedar straight down to ninth hook a right and I'm there. There's something about this philz that I feel really comfortable with just don't know what that is can't explain it. Whether it be the L-shaped counter or high off the ground outdoor seating area I'm please and comfy here. The staff are always cheery here never felt compelled to purchase more pricier drinks just to get self-gratification small or large order you'll get same treatment. My only gripe is that sometimes it feel cramp and stuffy especially early morning and late afternoon I seldom sit inside mostly outside fresh air and sunny skies.

harshal sanghavi

Love love love Philz. Best Baristas ever. And what's even more awesome now is that you can drink coffee out of a mug if you're having it in the coffee shop.

Cindy N.

Close to west berkley bart, not so crowded but they do take a while to make the drinks BUT worth the wait because its crafted PERFECT!!!

Brooke F.

This review is specifically for the tatted black male barista. He not only made my drink perfectly...which seems hard to do when I go to other locations but he was also interacting with customers outside while washing mats and seemed very cheerful and sincere. I'd definitely want him to work at my Philz location.

Kory B.

Some of the best coffee in the world! I go anytime I am close to one - the individual service and attention is a great touch - love this place!

Safia Lodhi

I'm obsessed with their mint mojitos. I will drive from out of town for just those. Which I'm ashamed to say I did many times to curve my pregnancy cravings.

Verona V.

Love this spot and location.. right off the freeway and next to my favorite Marketplace, Whole Foods. Bring your own cup and get a discount. Love the Mint Mojito, always done right.

Cherrilyn B.

Super fast service. They didn't have the matcha flavor here but that mint mojito is everything. :)

Daniel Geary

Great coffee. Too long a wait. The layout is weird: awkward seating, always have to walk around people or ask them to let you pass

Keith Tharp

I enjoy the process at Philz that sort of forces you to slow down and wait for your coffee. I wish I didn’t see so many people sitting at the cafe with to-go cups. I put the responsibility of this on the staff at Philz or possibly company policy or lack of. But I was not asked if I was staying or going and the barista automatically grabbed a to-go cup for my coffee, I had to intervene and ask for a for-here cup.

Jonathan Ibarra

The ratings has nothing to do with the coffee but rather the employees and the set up. This was my first visit to Philz and it was 7am on Saturday. Empty store. I walked up to counter as told I had to wait in line to order coffee; I looked around and it was just me. Staff was rude. I was asked at the register what size coffee did I have? Small, medium or large?! It was obvious what it was, my cup was there! This is the epitome of a trying to hard. A bunch of hipster with that attitude that something is owned to them.

Jess L.

Busy location but with the regular Philz charm. My barista was quick and good at multi-tasking, working on previous orders and also having a meaningful coffee conversation with me. No seat was available around 2pm on a Saturday. Do watch out for the power cords on the ground, which are in major pathways to reach an outlet. Coffee is always high quality. I always find a little bit of cream and sugar bring out the flavor of the medium roasts.

Randy Coomes

Can't beat their coffee, bring your own cup and get a decent discount too

Arrash J.

Great Philz location. If you're in the area and looking for a great cup of coffee and a small bite, be sure to stop by. If you haven't already tried it, their "oatmeal cookie" on the secret menu is really good if you're looking for a special treat.


Friendly barista made my day by making me a delicious cup of iced mint mojito! This is how a service business should be conducted. Compared to the horrible experience I had at Sightglass at the Ferry Building, this place is a godsend.

Ronald N.

The first Philz Coffee I been to. Berkeley was the first Philz I gone to. It is the only location that has not gone out of business. Whole Foods has a competition due to Allegro Coffee. Here what I think about Philz Coffee: GREAT! Their service is amazing. I never got a great service at other coffee places. Inside Philz is small. Hard to find parking but why stay inside while the outside is great to have your drink. Parking an be hard to find. My suggestion is to park where Office Depot is at.

Leigh Murrell

Great coffee. Friendly service. The choices are a little overwhelming at first.

Tiffany Davis

Always a good time. +1 for the mocha tesora

Natasha Winfrey

Freshly brewed upon request, very experienced baristas

Jessica C.

A must stop every time I'm in Cali ! I always get the Mint Mojito sweet and creamy with oat milk. They have a unique ordering system but once you're familiar, it's easy and makes for a nice quick stop. Today's drink was perfecto ! Baristas have always been great in my experience. Thank you to this amazing lady in the background for my perfect drink today Haha

Anh Tran

Mint mojito is amazing. Got a decaf mint mojito with oat milk. This place is addictive. Nice atmosphere cafe as well.

Trisha G.

I felt a little out of place but the service was great and the tea was perfect. My husband had a dark roast and he said it was super strong. He couldnt even finish it. And usually drinks 5 cups of coffee a day. It was excellent.

Nageswara Rao Ravala

It is a place where we can get memorable coffee with desired taste and service is adorable by the staff.

Bob Jewett

Coffee brewed while you wait. Extensive selection of flavors.

Thuy V.

Favorite coffee joint/chain. There's a few chairs to sit both inside and out. Love that the location is away from the crowds so service is pretty fast

Gerald B.

I have been enjoying going to Philz for over a decade. It has been a five (5) star experience up until yesterday. Staff friendliness, quality coffee drinks and easy going fellow customers continue. Why the low rating now!? Yesterday I almost tripped and fell because a customer had his power cord laying on the floor across the area where people need to walk. I said to him that this is a trip hazard. He did not correct the situation. I went to the shift manager and asked if there was a policy against power cords on the floor. The manager said that she was not aware of any policy. I was the safety officer for the California Department of Industrial Relations. I know power cords across walking areas invites worker comp injury claims. I am a 75 year old male in good health. I noticed most of the other customers were 20-30 year olds on their devices. Anyone at any age can have limited vision and/limited mobility -- temporarily or chronically. It is easy to be focused on heading to the order line and trip on a cable on the floor. I realize that Philz needs to accommodate the needs of their young customers who are on laptops and tablets. Perhaps more convenient ac outlets would eliminate the dangers of cables across the walk areas.

Tracy Lee Church

I’ve been a client for almost 10 years, love my haircut every visit. Reliable, consistent, competent.

javon johnson

Always a good experience. I love the honor system. Order at the counter first then pay before you leave.

Mike Thompson

i love philz coffee. never disappointed. staff is very friendly and courteous