|Just west of the San Francisco Centre mall, at the end of Mint Plaza, this caf� is the latest incarnation in a series of failed predecessors (Cafe 36, the three-month life of a Caff� Amici Espresso chain, etc.). The internal designed has hardly changed since Caff� Amici Espresso blew through here in the summer of '09: there are over a dozen small indoor tables in its sleek, modern, spacious interior - but nothing outdoors. They use the same two-group La Spaziale Super 3000 machine left behind, and with it they pull surprisingly modest-sized espresso shots with a healthy-looking layer of darker brown crema of modest thickness and a good texture. In fact, we've rarely seen anyone in SF produce a crema this good looking from Capricorn Coffee beans, so this could be the rare occasion where they are fresh from a new store opening. It has a decent body and a flavor mostly centered on an herbal pungency. Served in large, filter-coffee-sized Tuxton cups. They are more than generous with milk frothing. Order a cappuccino, and there's enough semi-dry foam that you'll want to reach for a shaving kit. But the quality of the microfoam is decent. We'll see how long this opening lasts; the single espresso price came down from $1.95 since it's opening.