Café Macondo

Overall Rating: 5.600


Address: 3159 16th St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Guerrero & Valencia Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.863.6517
Hours: M-Su 10am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 10/04/2003
First Reviewed: 10/04/2003
Notes: None

Review
Unusual Mission café. Walk in to a strange cross between a garage sale, an antiques store, and the reception lobby of a quirky youth hostel. Customers sit at what look like desks and kitchen tables. Old model La Spaziale produces a thin layer of pale crema that dissipates quickly. Pungent herbal flavor lacks complexity. Served in an early model IPA cup and saucer. [UPDATE: This café has since been renamed Cafe La Onda and awaits a review update.]