Pat's Café

Overall Rating: 4.600


Address: 2330 Taylor St.
Cross Street(s): Columbus Ave. & Chestnut St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.776.8735
Hours: M-Su 7:30am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 3
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: North Bay Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Buffalo
Price: $1.80
Last Update: 09/06/2003
First Reviewed: 09/06/2003
Notes: None

Review
Café that depends heavily on B&B tourist traffic in the area, and it shows in its espresso quality and price. Colorful sponge-painted café decorated with many color SF prints and checkerboard carpeting. Numerous indoor tables, with service that's really more like a restaurant. Owner/barista, Pat Darden, scores on hospitality but misses on quality. Espresso is served with a generous layer of medium-to-light brown crema, but it's downhill from there. Coffee grounds are suspended in the cup. Mediocre body with a weak, grainy flavor of wood and some spice (and little aroma).