Nina's Café

Overall Rating: 3.500


Address: 201 Fell St.
Cross Street(s): Franklin St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Phone: 415.437.2734
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 2.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: CMA
Coffee Rating: 4.50
Aroma: 3
Body: 6
Brightness: 3
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 04/05/2007
First Reviewed: 04/05/2007
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Review
A husband and wife run this small corner diner dive. They have just one lone table and two chairs beneath a TV usually airing bad programming. Using a two-group Mr. Espresso CMA (which they often leave with the portafilter handles out cooling on the drip tray), they pull shots with a very thin, pale crema and a lukewarm temperature. The resulting shot, however, has a deep, smoky, herbal flavor and a decent amount of body, considering.