Caffé Dante

Overall Rating: 6.450


Address: 3101 Geary Blvd.
Cross Street(s): Cook St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415.386.2057
Hours: M-Th 7am-6:30pm; F 7am-10pm; Sa 8am-10pm; Su 9:30am-6:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 11/01/2003
First Reviewed: 11/01/2003
Notes: Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Corner café north of USF bills itself as an Italian coffee house. Typical café fare of salads, sandwiches, and smoothies. Italian candy (such as Perugia chocolates) and macaroons stand out for their unusual offerings. Tall ceilings freshly painted in the same rust color as the walls. A few indoor tables and limited sidewalk seating on Cook for rare pleasant days outdoors. Gruff baristas are somewhat savvy, pouring appropriately short espressos. Using an old, two-group Rancilio, they produce a thin layer of darker brown crema. It's served a little lukewarm, but it's within reason for bringing out more subtle flavors: pleasant smokiness with mild hints of sweet vanilla. Served in random, mismatched cups.