Peet's Coffee & Tea

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 255 E. 3rd Ave.
Cross Street(s): B St.
City, State ZIP: San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650.403.1591
Hours: M-F 5:30am-9pm; Sa-Su 6am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 12/12/2005
First Reviewed: 12/12/2005
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

This Peet's outdoes many of the local cafés/roasters in the nearby area. It's an expansive space with many indoor tables on a popular corner of downtown San Mateo. They serve espresso from two two-group La Marzocco machines - with a medium brown crema of modest thickness. It has an herbal, pungent flavor - though this is definitely not one of the Peet's with the highest espresso standards. Served in Peet's-logo IPA cups. They staff isn't entirely organized, but they are very friendly and generally get their coffee right. (Order a macchiato, and they will ask if you want a "caffè macchiato" or a "latte macchiato".)