Nani's Coffee

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 2739 Geary Blvd.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Masonic Ave. & Wood St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.928.8817
Hours: M-F 7am-5:30pm; Sa 8:30am-5pm; Su 8:30am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/25/2008
First Reviewed: 06/25/2008
Notes: None

This diner-looking caf� sits on the south side of Geary Blvd.'s viaduct/quasi-freeway exit, west of Masonic Ave. There's a wall of curving glass that creates a front enclosure, but you need to enter this small space by walking down the narrow passageway just past it. Inside there's a colorful interior with several caf� tables and worldly color photos on the walls. Panini, free Wi-Fi, and friendly neighborhood staff - and a loyal neighborhood following. Using a two-group Mr. Espresso Rancilio machine, they pull espresso shots with an even, slightly thin layer of medium brown crema. It tastes smoky and pungent - generally pleasant, though not altogether potent. Served in classic thick-walled brown ACF cups.