Sociale

Overall Rating: 5.750


Address: 3665 Sacramento St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Spruce & Locust Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.921.3200
Hours: M-Sa 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Caffè Roma
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 07/15/2005
First Reviewed: 07/15/2005
Notes: None

Review
Restaurant located down a long passageway off of Sacramento St. at the end of a small courtyard. Better-dressed clientele dine on good Italian food and wine. Their barista is somewhat awkward in front of the machine, but she deliberately follows the necessary steps. They grind coffee to order, and using their two-group La Spaziale they produce an espresso with a thin, light brown crema. Unfortunately, the flavor has a strong element of ashy bitterness that overbears anything else. Served in Caffé Roma logo ACF cups.