Overall Rating: 4.400

Address: 2209 Polk St.
Cross Street(s): Vallejo St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415.268.0140
Hours: M-Sa 6pm-12am; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 3
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Medicinal
Coffee Beans: Caff´┐Ż Roma
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 03/03/2007
First Reviewed: 03/03/2007
Notes: None

Smaller Russian Hill restaurant (there's only about a dozen or so tables) serves espresso from a compact two-group La Spaziale at the corner of the bar. They pull shots that have a micro-thin layer of medium brown crema and a slightly foul aroma. There's also a certain sourness to the cup - in addition to its overall medicinal flavor. Yet surprisingly for that description, it's not outright terrible. Some grounds also at the bottom of the cup.