Grind Cafe, The

Overall Rating: 6.900

Address: 783 Haight St.
Cross Street(s): Scott St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Lower Haight
Phone: 415.864.0955
Hours: M-F 7am-9pm; Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Uncommon Grounds
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 06/22/2003
First Reviewed: 06/22/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Popular Haight St. breakfast cafe (even many children on weekends) that opens out onto the sidewalk. Loud, boxy, with high ceilings, a sidewalk-facing patio, and many tables. Dedicated barista pre-heats cups and performs other best-practice techniques. Espresso has a full, even, medium-brown crema. Tarry/smoky flavor with some bitterness. They need to hit the cupboard for anything besides paper cups, resulting in mismatched or piecemeal cups and saucers.