Victoria Pastry Co.

Overall Rating: 6.200

Address: 1362 Stockton St.
Cross Street(s): Vallejo St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.781.2015
Hours: M-F 7am-7pm; Sa 7am-9pm; Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 08/10/2007
First Reviewed: 08/10/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This bakery has been in operation since 1914. While today it is Italian in name, like much of modern North Beach it has a distinctive Latino flair in how it is run today. There's limited outdoor seating along Vallejo St., a wide array of pastries under glass indoors, and a map of Lucca over the espresso bar. They use Caff´┐Ż Roma beans for drip coffee and Graffeo for espresso (as the branding about shows). Using a two-group La Caramali, they pull large espresso shots with a swirl of medium and lighter brown crema. The larger pull means it's a little watery, and the resulting cup has a muted peppery flavor.