CiCil's Café

Overall Rating: 5.400

Address: 101 Spear St., B5
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mission & Howard Sts., in Rincon Center
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: None
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.30
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Torrefazione Italia
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 12/18/2003
First Reviewed: 12/18/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

At the mouth of Rincon Center One, this small café offers the usual quick lunch fare plus bold Torrefazione Italia branding. Two smallindoor tables, and two outdoors under parasols. They don't grind to order. However, they serve espresso with a nice, thicker crema of light and medium brown stripes. Good balance, with the flavor of distinctive (not drip coffee) pepper and a little smoke. Served in drip coffee paper cups.