Working Girls' Cafe

Overall Rating: 3.200

Address: 100 Spear St., Suite 140
Cross Street(s): Along Mission St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.495.8985
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 3.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 3
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/28/2006
First Reviewed: 08/04/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Long, narrow cafe with indoor seating at only 4 tables way in the back. Outdoor office park plaza seating on cement benches. They replaced their Torrefazione Italia Perugia blend with Caffè Umbria in recent years, but the results are just as poor. They pull espresso from a two-group Elektra with a thin, light brown crema that only rings around the paper cup. With a weaker flavor of mild spice and some woodiness - not too unlike strong drip coffee. Their pours have also grown larger, resulting in even poorer espresso. A pointless espresso given that there are better options within a city block.