Dogzilla Café

Overall Rating: 2.500


Address: 215 Fremont St., Retail 2A
Cross Street(s): Howard St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.422.1889
Hours: M-F 10am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 1.80
Barista: 1
Savvy: 1
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Saeco
Coffee Rating: 3.20
Aroma: 8
Body: 1
Brightness: 2
Crema: 5
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: -2.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 12/03/2004
First Reviewed: 12/03/2004
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Review
This hot dog shop serves token espresso from a home machine. You order at the upper level, with stool and table seating on the lower level where you can watch movies on large, flat screen TV. Their single-group Saeco super-automatic grinds the beans and serves a huge amount of espresso scaldingly hot. It has a decent layer of pale, whitish crema and a sweet aroma. But it tastes like flavored hot water. Quite possibly the thinnest espresso in town? Even drip coffee seems strong by comparison. Served in a paper soup cup, you know that they must call it "expresso" here.