Bistro 24

Overall Rating: 4.650

Address: 4123 24th St.
Cross Street(s): Castro St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.285.2400
Hours: Tu-Su 5:30pm-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 4.50
Aroma: 6
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 07/19/2009
First Reviewed: 07/19/2009
Notes: None

This location is cursed. After Miss Millie's closed, it's been recycled as Kookes Cafe and City Grill in just a couple of short years. It's latest, July 2009 incarnation hasn't done much different with the space other than some paint and some new upholstery. It has a dark interior and plays rather loud dining music. There are tables in front and back. Between them lives an old, red two-group La Pavoni. When asked about what beans they use, they mentioned they were roasted by Caffe Greco in North Beach - which makes absolutely no sense since Caffe Greco is an Illy shop. So they're pretty clueless about what's inside, and it pretty much shows in the cup. It has a faint, pale crema that fades quickly. It has a very thin body with a flavor profile that's centered around pepper and spice, making it taste much more like filter coffee.