Castro Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.950


Address: 45 Church St.
Cross Street(s): Duboce St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Lower Haight
Phone: 415.863.8080
Hours: M-F 5am-5:30pm; Sa-Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 03/25/2006
First Reviewed: 03/25/2006
Notes: Kiosk; Outdoor Seating

Review
At the East Portal of the Muni undeground, this kiosk of a café offers crepes, sandwiches, and coffee with many sidewalk tables out front. With a two-group La Spaziale, they pull an espresso shot with a light to medium brown crema of surprisingly decent thickness (particularly for paper cup espresso). It has a flavor of some cedar and mild pepper.