Hate Starbucks? Here's A Helpful Map Of Indie Coffee Shops

If you like coffee, it might be time to move to San Francisco.

Who says Starbucks has defeated the independent coffee shop? The scene is thriving in San Francisco. As you can see in this map from MIT Media Lab, your next caffeinated fix is just a few blocks away from almost anywhere in the city.

Try the interactive version here.

[Hat tip: FlowingData]

[Image: Manor Coffee Shop via Flickr user Kathy Drasky]

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  • The reason is largely because there are regulations against large chains opening stores in certain parts of the city. It has its benefits!