Neiman's

Overall Rating: 4.000


Address: 580 California St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Kearny & Montgomery Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.981.0121
Hours: M-F 4am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 3.20
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 3
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 5
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 3
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Caffè Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Styrofoam
Price: $1.15
Last Update: 07/17/2003
First Reviewed: 07/17/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Breakfast and lunch deli across the Bank of America building with a salad bar, sandwiches, and some "amateur" coffee offerings typical of most delis. Outdoor seating only among several sidewalk tables on a slight incline. Staff is naíve about espresso (I ordered the usual single espresso and was asked if I needed room for cream), but the results could be worse. Almost no crema, and a weaker body that's more like strong-bodied drip coffee. Flavor also suggests strong drip coffee, with a mostly ashy taste and grinds at the bottom of the lidded, styrofoam cup.