Atlas Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.300


Address: 3049 20th St.
Cross Street(s): Alabama St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.648.1047
Hours: M-F 6:30am-10pm; Sa 8am-10pm; Su 8am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 5
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Uncommon Grounds
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 10/04/2003
First Reviewed: 10/04/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
More emphasis on the food (sandwiches, breakfast, and salads) than on the coffee at this bustling café. (They won the 2003 SF Bay Guardian readers' award for Best Café.) Long indoor counterspace supported by corrugated metal, and a popular, gas-heated outdoor patio. Seldom-used sidewalk seating in front. Espresso is served with a thin layer of medium brown crema. With a somewhat drip-coffee-like flavor of pepper; slightly bitter and stale tasting.