Sweet Joanna's Cafe & Bakery

Overall Rating: 4.000

Address: 101 Howard St.
Cross Street(s): Along Spear St., in the Folger Building
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.974.6822
Hours: M-F 6:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.00
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Futurema
Coffee Rating: 4.00
Aroma: 4
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 3
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.10
Last Update: 08/05/2003
First Reviewed: 08/05/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Run by the brother of the North Point Center café of the same name (and that's where the similarities end). Sandwiches, salad bar, and several small indoor tables. With doors that open outdoors to sidewalk café table seating beneath the building's shadowy brick arches. Espresso is served with a ring of light brown crema with large bubbles. Stronger and with more body than drip coffee, but not by much (appropriate, given the café's Folgers Coffee Building location). With a mildly spiced, wood-like drip flavor, but with some milk chocolate tones and other tastes to give it some complexity.