Boulange de Cole Valley

Overall Rating: 7.350

Address: 1000 Cole St.
Cross Street(s): Parnassus St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Cole Valley
Phone: 415.242.2442
Hours: Tu-Su 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 7.70
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 9
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Revol
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 06/22/2003
First Reviewed: 06/22/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

An homage to French bakeries with fresh bread, pastries, and tartines. Clean with high ceilings. Staff seems a bit disorganized. Espresso has a darker, thick crema with a peppery and slightly herbal flavor. Intense flavor, particularly for a French place. And while all the basic quality elements are good-to-excellent, the overall cup comes short of exceptional. Colorful French-made demitasses and huge French "bowls" for milk drinks.