Pergamino Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 3.700


Address: 1323 Columbus Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Beach & Leavenworth Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415.921.3061
Hours: M-F 6:30am-2pm; Sa-Su 6:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 4
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 3.60
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Chocolate-like
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/30/2003
First Reviewed: 06/30/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Tourist magnet breakfast dive in the Wharf, where customers asking about the quality of the espresso are looked often upon with suspicion. Barker at the door hustles in morning customers (and yet it's "Home of the World Famous Breakfast"). Order at the register and have a seat. Many indoor & outdoor worn wooden tables. Served triple-sized in a coffee mug with faint evidence of crema. As much as it is served as weak-bodied drip, the espresso has a strong, chocolatey taste that sets it apart.