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12. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose

Coffee Shops: 1,379*

The City by the Bay. Fog City. With average August temperatures that are cooler than winter months in other parts of the country, it's no wonder coffee culture is big in San Francisco and the Bay Area as a whole. What could be better to cut through that fog, literally and figuratively, than a hot steaming cup like that served up at Blue Bottle Coffee, pictured left?

*As of July 31, 2011
Source: The NPD Group

Photo: davest | flickr.com