Friend of the Week: Kelsey McNellis

Kelsey McNellis


/KEHL-see/ /mick-nEH-luhs/

1. Sister from another mister.           

2. One crafty barista (seriously, she can tackle anything with a smile).

3. San Carlos native and proud SFer.

4. A serious competitor - Ask her how many races she's run. Oh, and ask her about that time we both took a Barry's Bootcamp class together. #bloodymaryswereinvolved 

How do we know each other?

I've known Carly since I was born! Our dads are best friends! [see picture above with my Dad]

What's a day in the life of Kelsey McNellis like? 

 Always starts with a work out and an iced coffee.

What are your nicknames?

KK, Kelso, Kelsey McNellsey, Kels. 

What's your greatest attribute?

That I'm considerate and I care!

Favorite thing about living in SF? 

Walking the embarcadero or going out in North Beach.

one kind of food and drink for the rest of your life. go!

French fries and wine. :) 


What's something that most people don't know about you?

I cry a lot, even when I'm happy. But my close friends know that. :) 

What's your signature style?

If I could wear work out clothes every day I would! 

Funniest moment with me that you can remember?

Had to be our laughter that one time in the hot tub at your house, only you, Kerry and Amy know the full story. :)


So at Philz... Most random customer was this older guy maybe 50's that came in everyday with two very used shopping bags. He had the strongest smelling cologne that literally made me sick I had to ask him not to sit in our cafe because it was so strong. He would always pay for his coffee but instead of tipping in cash he would put huge cloves of garlic in our tip jar, a few sticks of gum and some loose breath mints. I tried every time to prevent the garlic from going in the tip jar because then our entire back room. And safe smelled like garlic because it was mixed with money every day! The worst.

First bucket list item that comes to mind?

Go to Thailand!

Life Motto:

Love what you do and share it with others 

Follow Kelsey on Instagram @kelseymcnellsey to find out what's she's up to next!