Sea Biscuit Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 3815 Noriega St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 45th & 46th Aves.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94122
Neighborhood: Outer Sunset
Phone: 415.661.3784
Hours: M-Sa 7am-10pm; Su 7am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 4
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: McLaughlin Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: U.S. Ceramic
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 01/21/2008
First Reviewed: 01/21/2008
Notes: Coffee Sales

A local hangout in the Outer Sunset complete with odd sofas and wooden benches and chairs. Ideal for catching up on some reading material while listening to rockabilly oldies. One wall has an ocean mural, there's a bright, north-facing window along Noriega, and then there's the obligatory colored chalkboard caf´┐Ż menu. They often leave their two-group La Spaziale portafilter handles cooling in the drip tray (yuck!). The resulting cup has a pale, even crema that's not too thin to cover the surface - but not much more. The body is thin, and it has an 'off', chemical-like aroma. Flavorwise, it's a little smoke and pepper but more ash. Served as a large pour in a random collection of "garage sale" cups.