Wild Awakenings

Overall Rating: 3.650

Address: 142 McAllister St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Leavenworth & Hyde Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.255.0208
Hours: M-Tu 11am-8pm; W-Su 11am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.30
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 09/13/2003
First Reviewed: 09/13/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Homely Civic Center café with sometimes homelier customers. Large space of beat-up wood and the stereotypical gritty SF café trappings. But given the prime location, it ads international phone card ads splattered all over its windows, state lottery machines, and sidewalk tables eminating the sounds of a T.B. ward. Their overpriced espresso is served with a thin, dark-to-medium brown crema. Thinner body, and a not-all-too-pleasant drip coffee-like flavor with an emphasis more on bitter than on pepper. Staff is not knowledgeable about good coffee. In more ways than one, only for the desperate.