EN Café

Overall Rating: 5.200


Address: 717 Battery St.
Cross Street(s): Pacific Ave.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.505.1940
Hours: M-F 6am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Malt-like
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 06/23/2003
First Reviewed: 06/23/2003
Notes: Kiosk

Review
No seating at this espresso cart - though you can saddle down at the outdoor tables next to the corner Starbucks. Formerly Harpo's Cafe Society, this informal stand runs its own hours in front of an office building and does business by mobile phone. Marlon is the cordial, informal, very friendly barista who makes you want to return just to say "hi." (That and he talks about "the coffee" like Cheech & Chong talked about drugs.) Espresso has very good, rich crema for something out of a sidewalk kiosk. Nutty, malt-like flavor with some spice and pepper notes.