Bean There

Overall Rating: 7.400

Address: 201 Steiner St.
Cross Street(s): Waller St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Lower Haight
Phone: 415.255.8855
Hours: M-F 6:30am-8pm; Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 9
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.40
Last Update: 06/22/2003
First Reviewed: 06/22/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

A Lower Haight espresso standard. Very popular, bright, corner espresso bar is plain but clean with ample indoor and outdoor small table seating. Sponge-painted walls and brightly-colored photographs. Coffee and pastries are everything. Espresso has a rich, chocolatey aroma and a dark brown, thin crema. Nectar-like pour has a strong flavor of caramel, molasses, and a hint of vanilla with absolutely no bitterness.