Restaurant Zibbibo

Overall Rating: 6.250

Address: 430 Kipling St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn University & Lytton Aves.
City, State ZIP: Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650.328.6722
Hours: Su-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; F-Sa 11:30am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.30
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: BIA Cordon Bleu
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 10/19/2008
First Reviewed: 10/19/2008
Notes: None

This downtown Palo Alto restaurant is a sister to Restaurant Lulu in SF's SOMA district. It's located in an expansive, long building, entered past a long bar. Using a two-group Mr. Espresso-supplied Faema located at a dedicated station in the middle of the long kitchen space, they pull full shots of espresso with a decent layer of medium brown crema with a whiter heat dot. It has a mild pungent flavor of some spice and mild pepper, and it's puzzling served with a bit of lemon rind.