(415) Restaurant & Bar

Overall Rating: 4.500

Address: 415 Presidio Ave.
Cross Street(s): California St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.409.0400
Hours: Su-W 5:30pm-9:30pm; Th-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.00
Aroma: 2
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 2
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 05/18/2007
First Reviewed: 05/18/2007
Notes: None

This Asian-themed (emphasis on "themed") restaurant surprisingly offers espresso at all. But given the thought they give it, it may have been better if they didn't bother. Darker lighting, booths, and odd European wines thrown in with their sushi menu. Using a single-group La Spaziale machine at the bar, they serve espresso with no real crema in classic brown Nuova Point cups. It has a potent ashy aroma, but the flavor is more tobacco and come across more as a strong drip coffee.