|A former Segafredo Express for many years, this is now part of a local "Segafoods" chain with an ownership change. Located in the deepest bowels of a downtown SF shopping mall. It's less espresso bar than its neighborhood sisters, and more counter caf� (sandwiches, pastries, and coffee) - with the old Segafredo-branded red & black changed to Caf� Bellini. As for their espresso, they heavily lay on the Lavazza branding (the coffee supply conversion also being part of the ownership change). Using a three-group Promac machine in the same location where Segafredo's La San Marco once sat (and where a customer once dented it by leaping five floors onto it, and living to tell the tale, in June 2003), they pull shots with a sweet aroma and an even blonde/brown crema of modest thickness. It has a mellower flavor of mild spices which isn't too pedestrian nor half bad - a soft Lavazza flavor. The ownership shake-up has improved the espresso standards here, and you can even get your shots "for here" in Lavazza-branded IPA cups. Even so, we had to question some of the barista training, as we caught the barista clearing the coffee grounds out of her filter basket with a plastic knife (!).