Myth Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.000

Address: 490 Pacific St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.677.4289
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rio
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 3
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Noritake
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 03/14/2007
First Reviewed: 03/14/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This caf�/lounge replaced the rather superior Zero Degrees in the same Jackson Square spot - and added a restaurant in the back. It still has a somewhat modern interior leftover from its previous tenants - down to the flat panel TV showing CNN in false colors and a beat-up, old two-group Rio machine. The caf� seems to have a relatively low customer rate - which doesn't bode well for its survival, but it means you don't have to wait in line. Plenty of metal tables and stools outdoors on the corner sidewalk and a view of the Transamerica Pyramid out the front window. They serve espresso in a large mug with a bare ring of pale crema. It has a decent body and a tobacco smokiness that isn't burnt. A lot of coffee grit at the bottom of the cup.