Cole Valley Cafe

Overall Rating: 3.900

Address: 701 Cole St.
Cross Street(s): Waller St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Cole Valley
Phone: 415.668.5282
Hours: M-F 6:30am-8:30pm; Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 3.00
Aroma: 4
Body: 2
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Secla
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/22/2003
First Reviewed: 06/22/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

As much Upper Haight as Cole Valley, this bright, quiet corner cafe espouses a Middle Eastern theme. Formerly Jamin' Java Cafe. Odd mismatch of tables and seating. They've experimented with several roasters and have come to America's Best Coffee due to their next-day roasts on demand. Despite this freshness, the coffee has sub-par flavor in general. They're espresso has almost no crema and tastes like average drip coffee - with a watered-down smoky flavor. Colorful (yellow, etc.) Secla cups from Portugal.