Dianda's Italian-American Pastry Co.

Overall Rating: 5.200

Address: 2883 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): 25th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.647.5469
Hours: M-Sa 6am-7pm; Su 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.65
Last Update: 09/21/2009
First Reviewed: 09/21/2009
Notes: None

This is the remaining SF shop of the Italian bakery chain founded decades ago by the late Elio Dianda of Lucca, Italy. The highlight here are the sugary sweet Italian pastries, even if the place is in the heart of the Latin Mission District. There's no place to sit here, but they do have a two-group Faema from which they serve Mr. Espresso shots in small paper cups. The shots are served modestly full with a darker brown crema of some thickness. With a pungent herbal flavor of cloves and a lot of earthiness.