Bazaar Café

Overall Rating: 5.950


Address: 5927 California St.
Cross Street(s): 21st Ave.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94121
Neighborhood: Outer Richmond
Phone: 415.831.5620
Hours: M-F 9am-10pm; Sa-Su 8am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 5.10
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffé Malvina
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 11/01/2003
First Reviewed: 11/01/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Officially the "Bazaar Café & Consignment Gallery," this hidden storefront, since 1998, has a homey atmosphere that feels more like a bed & breakfast than a typical SF café. Inside are musical instruments and an interesting mix of tables and chairs. Some sidewalk seating outdoors. Quirky music calendar features nightly acts. There's even a CD listening station of their eccentric performers where you can also purchase them. Unusual menu items include hot sake. Using a small La Caramali Malvina machine, they produce a decent layer of medium brown crema. However, it has a bland, one-dimensional flavor of pepper and mild spice. Surprising, since they do wisely relegate their America's Best Coffee beans for only drip coffee.