Overall Rating: 6.900

Address: 6534 Washington St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Humboldt & Mulberry Sts.; off Highway 29
City, State ZIP: Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.944.8037
Hours: M-Su 11:30am-1am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 6.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Pillivuyt
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 02/13/2005
First Reviewed: 02/13/2005
Notes: None

This Thomas Keller French bistro in the Napa wine country (like its Las Vegas counterpart) has good food, a casual and boisterous atmosphere, and arguably the most lint I've ever been covered with while sitting at a dining table. Like their bakery/café next door, they use a three-group UNIC Tri Diva with Illy pods for their espresso. Except here, the resulting cup is shorter and more full-bodied, with a thinner layer of medium-brown crema. Served in a Bouchon-branded Pillivuyt cup. It has a little more potent version of the spice-and-wood Illy flavor you would expect.