Restaurante "O Baleeiro"

Overall Rating: 6.750

Address: Rua São Pedro
Cross Street(s): Topo Nossa Senhora Rosário
City, State ZIP: Topo, 9875-118
Neighborhood: São Jorge
Phone: +351.295.415139
Hours: M-Sa: 6:30am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.70
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Torrié
Cup Manufacturer: Cup & Saucer
Price: $0.00
Last Update: 09/25/2010
First Reviewed: 09/25/2010
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Outdoor Seating

At the remote east end of São Jorge island, this restaurant/café - named "The Whaler" in Portuguese - caters to the handful of locals and few tourists who ever venture out this far. They have several simple indoor dining tables (with paper tablecloths) and a two-group La Spaziale in the separate bar room in front. They pull shots with a healthy layer of darker brown crema. It has a deeper, dark flavor influenced by what seems like an excessively high brewing temperature. So the flavor is primarily of pepper and burnt wood. Served slightly high in Torrié-logo cups. ?0.50.