Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 3011 Steiner St.
Cross Street(s): Union St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.441.3200
Hours: Su-Th 5:30pm-11pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 5
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 3
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caff´┐Ż Roma
Cup Manufacturer: Steelite
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 09/13/2007
First Reviewed: 09/13/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This sister to Rose Pistola and Rose's Cafe across the street serves small plate dining that's somewhat all over the geographic map, though it's largely done well. They have bar seating, a number of modest indoor tables, and some limited (heated) sidewalk seating. Using a two-group La Spaziale at the bar, they serve espresso with the thinnest, splotchy layer of medium-to-light brown crema - with a pistachio biscotto on the side. It's served as a rightfully abbreviated size, so the body is generally good. Flavorwise, it's mostly a pungent herbal flavor with a slightly bitter (and not unpleasant) edge to it.