Cafe Juanita

Overall Rating: 7.250

Address: 9702 NE 120th Pl.
Cross Street(s): 97th Ave. NE
City, State ZIP: Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 425.823.1505
Hours: Tu-Sa 5pm-10pm; Su 5pm-9pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 7.30
Aroma: 9
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Herkimer Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 05/16/2010
First Reviewed: 05/16/2010
Notes: None

This Northern Italian restaurant is fairly impressive for Kirkland, WA. It's won a number of Seattle Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, James Beard, and Wine Spectator awards and is located in a ranch-like house among a small evergreen forest and a number of surrounding condos and apartments. Candlelit tables for 64 with white tablecloths, wooden floors, and a single-group La San Marco machine. With it they pull shots of Herkimer Coffee (The Espresso Blend) as a properly short shot with a potent aroma. The medium brown crema has a thinner consistency, and the flavor is mostly of potent spice and pepper. Served in white ACF cups. A surprisingly good example for restaurant espresso.