Sunrise Caf�

Overall Rating: 2.500

Address: 1114 Bryant St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 9th & 10th Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.621.4242
Hours: M-F 7am-8pm; Sa 8am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 2.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 2.50
Aroma: 2
Body: 6
Brightness: 3
Crema: 1
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: McLaughlin Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 10/07/2008
First Reviewed: 10/07/2008
Notes: None

This dive, formerly Korso Cafe, serves Vietnamese diner food and espress to boot. But you get the impression that the previous caf� left their espresso machine, and it was easier for the new owners to serve wretched espresso from it than to have the hunk of metal removed. That hunk is an old, two-group La San Marco, and it's typically left with its portafilter handles cooling in the drip tray after any morning coffee "curiosity" (we won't call it a "rush"). They serve espresso with a scant trace of crema in a paper cup. Surprisingly, it has a decent body - in part due to the not-insane pour size. But otherwise the shot is ashy and a bit bitter. Maybe it's not drinking the oil change from one of the nearby automotive shops, but it's definitely foul.