Rose's Café

Overall Rating: 6.100


Address: 2298 Union St.
Cross Street(s): Steiner St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.775.2200
Hours: Su-Th 7am-10pm; F-Sa 8am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Medicinal
Coffee Beans: Caffè Roma
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 07/03/2003
First Reviewed: 07/03/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Open, airy café under the Rose Pistola restaurant brand name. Upscale (and tasty) breakfast spot with arguably one of the best designed bathrooms in S.F. Espresso is served with a medium-brown, partially coagulated film of decent crema with a telltale white dot at the center - indicating coffee was in contact with the hot water for too long. The result is an overextracted cup with a burnt edge to its flavor. Top of the cup is a little harsh and metallic but mostly medicinal in flavor. Yet the bottom of the cup is smoother, flavorful, not bitter, and even has hints of chocolate. Served in matching, decorative china.