Barbera's

Overall Rating: 3.700


Address: 625 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Jones & Taylor Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.929.6900
Hours: M-F 7am-7pm; Sa-Su 9am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 3.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 4.20
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 4
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 12/17/2003
First Reviewed: 12/17/2003
Notes: None

Review
Modest, modern, Italian-styled deli with good ingredients. They feature sandwiches and espresso, but the espresso doesn't meet the standard. Long countertop seating against the side wall. Framed photos from the S.F. Black & White Gallery next door. A standard, drip coffee paper cup is the smallest they have for a single espresso. Their three-group Astoria produces a pale, thin crema that vanishes quickly. Yet they serve a right-sized espresso at a modest temperature. Flavor of mild pepper with a touch of smoke.