Overall Rating: 5.000

Address: 44 Church St.
Cross Street(s): Hartz Ave.
City, State ZIP: Danville, CA 94526
Phone: 925.820.7200
Hours: M-F 11:30am-10am; Sa 5:30pm-11pm; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 1
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 2
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Panache
Cup Manufacturer: Oneida
Price: $3.50
Last Update: 01/09/2009
First Reviewed: 01/09/2009
Notes: None

Lacking cr
About as cultured as a Danville restaurant gets for a suburban outlet of the well-heeled, the espresso standards here are a bit in the Dark Ages. While a good restaurant - featured in the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" - it seems that they haven't updated their coffee service standards since the filming of that movie. A large space with white tablecloths and murals of San Francisco inside. They have a single-group La Pavoni machine at the bar, and with it they pull shots that are nearly bare of any crema. What's there, on a medium-sized pull, suggest the fading presence of some medium brown solids. It has a full and relatively healthy body, however. There are few bright notes to its flavor: it's all earth, roots, and some chocolate. The kind of quality espresso flavor profile that existed in the U.S. around the time that "Mrs. Doubtfire" was in the theaters. Strangely, served with a massive loop of lemon rind thread through the handle of their Oneida by Noritake cups. Extremely na´ve about coffee standards for a quality restaurant.