Sweet Joanna's Cafe & Bakery

Overall Rating: 2.800


Address: 350 Bay St.
Cross Street(s): Powell St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415.397.1664
Hours: M-Su 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 4
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Unknown
Coffee Rating: 2.60
Aroma: 4
Body: 2
Brightness: 3
Crema: 1
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 06/30/2003
First Reviewed: 06/30/2003
Notes: None

Review
Long-standing breakfast & lunch cafe in the North Point Center, facing Powell St. Plain interior with many dining tables can get hot on warm days with the open kitchen. Friendly owner (who's brother runs a café by the same name at 101 Howard St.) makes espresso with a nameless machine (DP 10) that produces virtually no crema when combined with aging Peerless beans. Very much drip coffee, with a basic drip flavor of mild spice. Served in a glass mug that reveals the floating, particulate nature of their pour. Espresso by name only.