Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria

Overall Rating: 5.400

Address: 4301 San Pablo Ave.
Cross Street(s): 43rd St.
City, State ZIP: Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 501.547.0550
Hours: M 7am-3pm; Tu-F 7am-7pm; Sa 8am-7pm; Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/14/2011
First Reviewed: 07/14/2011
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Stripped down worker cooperative bakery serves Equator Estate Coffees with heavy branding. An old, 2G LS for pulling shots (larger pours here). Somewhat deliberate barista. Dry and airy milk-frothing. Rather unmemorable slight pungent flavor and some spice. A modest medium brown, rather thin crema. Three small indoor tables, and a handful of outdoor strip mall patio tables. Wheat-loving colorful labor mural. Stripped-down bakery interior. Long bakery lines in the morning stocked with a heavy dose of esoteric-book-reading intellectuals and granola-heavy local East Bay characters, big on that "just rolled out of bed" look.