Café In

Overall Rating: 7.250


Address: 855A Bryant St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Gilbert St. & Boardman Pl.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.660.5986
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.30
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 03/09/2015
First Reviewed: 03/09/2015
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
Taking over for the former Deli De Leon in this space, this Turkish-influenced café and coffee shop opened in early 2015 within a renovated space. Located among the row of bail bonders across the street of the SF "Glamour Slammer", you'd expect a lot of the customers to be city/county staffers seeking convenience. That's still pretty much true, but they took on a serious interest with Mr. Espresso coffee. Breakfast, sandwiches, kebabs, and salads. There are multiple tables inside with walls curiously decorated with various small mammal bones. Using a two-group Faema Due at the counter, with Turkish coffee serving cups on display, they pull an espresso as a full doppio shot with a textured darker brown crema. It looks slightly richer than its thickness supports. It has a taste of pungent leaves and herbs. It's not a bad espresso, but the body and the flavor range drops out surprisingly. With practice they should get better.