Overall Rating: 7.000

Address: 4072 18th St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Castro & Hartford Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Castro
Phone: 415.252.9325
Hours: Su-Sa 5:30pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Miscela D'oro
Cup Manufacturer: Italy Ceramic
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 07/23/2009
First Reviewed: 07/23/2009
Notes: None

A quaint Calabrian restaurant up on the second floor of a Victorian. They project old Italian cinema DVDs in widescreen as you dine among a number of quiet indoor tables. They serve espresso from a cheaper and pedestrian two-group La Spaziale 3000 at the full bar. The medium brown crema is thin and fading, but the body is rich and thick. While it offers almost no flavor at the bright end, the cup is hefty and bellows with smoke and pepper. Served in Miscela d'Oro-logo cups.