Noah's New York Bagels

Overall Rating: 2.600

Address: 99 Fremont St.
Cross Street(s): Mission St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.495.3757
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm; Sa 7am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 2.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astoria
Coffee Rating: 2.40
Aroma: 1
Body: 2
Brightness: 2
Crema: 3
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Noah's New York Bagels
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 03/29/2007
First Reviewed: 03/29/2007
Notes: None

Not surprising for another Noah's: authentic NY bagels, and authentic NY (meaning: lame) espresso. This location, next to a Starbucks, offers corner counter seating with busy sidewalk views through the glass - and more dining seating towards the rear. At a side counter under a neon "espresso" sign (at least it's spelled right), you can order espresso drinks from their two-group Astoria machine - served in large paper cups. The resulting shots have a pale, thin ring of crema around the rim of the cup and an ashy, rank aroma. Surprisingly, the flavor isn't ashy - more of a watered-down, milder drip coffee flavor. Mmmm mmmm lame.