Mission Pie

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 2901 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): 25th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.282.4743
Hours: M-Th 7am-9pm; F 7am-10pm; Sa 8am-10pm; Su 9am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 6
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Taylor Maid Farms
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/06/2011
First Reviewed: 04/14/2007
Notes: Coffee Sales

This used be one challenging place to make out. But since they've taken over the Mission St. storefront (that used to be a Neighborbood Public Radio broadcasting booth and a non-profit mapping project), it's now much more like any other storefront caf�. They've taken over the space by making the caf� much more spacious and bright, with large glass windows facing Mission St., worn wooden floors, and a mismatch of various wooden tables and chairs. There's even window counter seating on converted (and comfortable) tractor seats. Of course, it's still primarily about the pie here - but the espresso isn't bad for Mission St. Using a two-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull slightly larger shots with a medium brown crema of a decent thickness and consistency, serving it in a saucerless cup. The crema and body here has improved some in recent years - including some of the flavor depth. What used to be thinner and more watery is now a respectable blend of herbal pungecy and spice. It has a distinctly Taylor Made flavor - a body-forward, more earthy profile that is out of vogue with most new roasters.