Our Story



Established in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood in 2008, Cento Coffee has built a reputation among its loyal customer base as a key player in the thriving Bay Area specialty coffee scene. Owner and Bay Area native, John Quintos opened Cento Coffee Bar on Ritch Street in 2008 - an offshoot of the original Cafe Lambretta in Russian Hill. Vega Coffee on Folsom Street followed in 2012. In 2015, after seven years of retail success, John partnered with master roaster Alex Roberts to launch the Cento Coffee Brand resulting in the creation of 3 blends - Clutch, African Presence and Slow Jam to satisfy multiple coffee preparations. Today we continue to roast beans and serve our neighborhoods with the same enthusiasm as we did when we first opened. Thank you for visiting us online and come join us for at cup at Cento Coffee!