|This small lunch spot, replacing a former sandwich shop called Gourmet Provisions, serves boxed meals to go, but it does offer some limited for-here dining among tiny, two-person tables along the way next to the tight serving area. Front and center, however, is a two-group La Marzocco GB/5 at the front counter and a lot of Blue Bottle Coffee Co. branding. They sell a few varietals as beans and use their Hayes Valley espresso blend for pulling shots. The barista is slow and deliberate, making a careful pour into Libbey restaurant supply glasses. The shot comes with a tall layer of a thicker, rich-looking, textured, darker brown crema. It's gorgeous stuff, but it sets the expectation bar a bit high when you sip it: it's a bit mellow and subdued and has a lighter body than appearances would suggest. Flavorwise, it has some pungent herbs, wood, chocolate, and cinnamon elements - so the complexity is there. It's just toned down a bit.