French Village Cafe

Overall Rating: 2.500


Address: 60 West Portal Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Ulloa & Vicente Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94127
Neighborhood: West Portal
Phone: 415.681.6726
Hours: M-Su 10am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 1.50
Aroma: 2
Body: 2
Brightness: 2
Crema: 1
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 08/09/2003
First Reviewed: 08/09/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Outdoor Seating

Review
It looks like a spare restaurant, but it acts like a café in some ways. Colored chalk coffee menu combined with several indoor tables with white tablecloths, table service, and a more formal restaurant menu. Under a recent management change, they serve Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine (including Turkish coffee) amid yellow and mirrored walls. Espresso has barely a hint of crema that vanishes quickly. Filled high to the rim of the cup and at room temperature. Typical Peerless drip flavor and body of mild pepper. Stick to the Peet's next door.