Broaster Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 1400 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Polk & Fell Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Phone: 415.503.0611
Hours: M-F 7am-7:30pm; Sa 10am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Java City
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 04/05/2007
First Reviewed: 04/05/2007
Notes: None

A take-out chicken house in a seedier part of downtown has a window counter along Market St. and 'proudly serves' Java City coffees. Using a three-group Mr. Espresso La Pavoni, they pull a medium-sized shot in a short paper cup. It has a medium brown crema of surprisingly decent thickness, though it dissipates quickly. With a grittier flavor of smoke and thyme. One of the better non-Starbucks options in this dicey espresso area - though Blue Bottle is just a few blocks down.