Golden Gate University Student Center Café

Overall Rating: 4.700


Address: 40 Jessie St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 1st St. & Ecker Pl.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.442.7277
Hours: M 8:30am-7pm; Tu-Th 8:30am-5:30pm; F 8:30am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Schaerer
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 05/23/2008
First Reviewed: 05/23/2008
Notes: None

Review
In the GGU Student Services Center, near Ecker Square, the proprietors of Neetos Cafe opened this café wing of a larger bookstore in May 2008. In the Jessie St. alleyway, the space is a former 1913 warehouse originally used for manufacturing ship boilers. It's a large, modern student lounge with lamps and many café tables and some lounging chairs. With tall ceilings and flat screen TVs. Using a Schaerer Ambiente superautomatic machine, they push button brew a simple, rather flat espresso shot that is pleasantly muted and yet barely there: with a flavor of mild spice, but it's surprisingly not diluted. With a scant layer of medium-to-light brown crema. But $2 for a superautomated single shot from Peerless beans?! As with their bookstore prices, the GGU seems to cynically think their students are made of money.