Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Overall Rating: 3.650


Address: 30 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): At the rear of One Market, at Steuart St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.348.1514
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 3.80
Aroma: 4
Body: 2
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Douwe Egberts Coffee Systems Global Network B.V.
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.40
Last Update: 01/26/2007
First Reviewed: 01/26/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Franchise chain wrap-iteria makes burritos out of everything but their "gourmet coffee". Large sidewalk patio seating facing the Rincon Center post office with many stationary tables and benches. A few indoor tables and lots of glass. Using a two-group Astoria machine and grinder, they produce overextracted, ashy water from one-pound packs of Douwe Egberts (Sara Lee) Espresso blend. It has a thinner, light brown crema - served overflowing in a ceramic cup with no saucer. There's a spice flavor somewhere under all the water and ash.