|This restaurant is the latest in a string of revolving-door restaurants, including Palatino and Caf� Chez Maman. The newest owners offer hit-or-miss cuisine which, unlike most of the Bay Area, actually takes risk outside of its unusually narrow restaurant palate. Copper top tables and a DJ. There's a dining area in front with a smaller area up the stairs with a view down into the kitchen. Using a single-group La Spaziale in the fishtank kitchen. The barista carefully handles the Blue Bottle beans - making careful twists of the wrist when tamping, leaving space along the top of the portafilter, and wiping down the cup for presentation. But they serve espresso as a full cup, with a medium brown crema that's rather thin. The resulting cup isn't watery, but it lacks a distinguishable flavor - and thus comes off as a denser drip coffee. Think hard enough, and you might notice an herbal flavor with some grassy notes and some molasses. Served in designer asymmetric Steelite saucers with a lump of white sugar on the side. They have the training and the beans, but perhaps not the equipment to do it justice.