Soluna Caf� and Lounge

Overall Rating: 6.200

Address: 272 McAllister St.
Cross Street(s): Larkin St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.621.2200
Hours: M 11:30am-7pm; Tu-Th 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 4
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 05/26/2007
First Reviewed: 05/26/2007
Notes: None

You enter this restaurant past a long bar, where the two-group La Pavoni resides, and enter a long array of side tables with a lot of cushioned bench seating. The lighting is generally low, and the food is generally good and inexpensive. They are among the many Equator Estates clients - and like all of them, their coffee service is unmemorable. They pull shots with a layer of medium brown crema of moderate thickness, filled in a demitasse not far from the rim. It has a pungent, herbal flavor that tastes a little off - a little flat and a touch overroasted.