|Located in one of the most cursed retail food locations in downtown SF: in just the past few years it has been home to Standing Room Only, Trans Cafe, and Banana Best. It's a quiet corner caf�, with sidewalk seating outside, just south of the TransAmerica Pyramid. The Russian owners have decided on a schizophrenic menu - in part, trying to sustain the loyalties of the prior Thai food customers here. (Not surprisingly, the best options are Russian food, such as their pelmeni.) Using a two-group La Spaziale at a faux-zinc bar at the front entrance, they pull espresso shots filled to the rim of Lavazza-branded cups. There's no crema and your typical drip coffee is stronger than this espresso. Flooded. It may only be weeks before the next place replaces it.