|This unusual restaurant (even for the Bay Area) serves Yemeni fusion cuisine. It's located inside the Hotel Carlton as a rather simple rectangual dining room decorated with Arabic influences and seating among a few dozen tables. They use a two-group La Spaziale at the bar, and the portafilters are regularly left cooling in the drip tray. They serve it essentially without a crema save for scant evidence of a pale ring at the edges of the surface - this is a scary-stale bean supply. It even smells of scary-stale coffee. It's served almost as filter drip coffee, slightly high in a cheap Tuxton demitasse. And it has that Costco drip flavor of pepper and spice. A perfect example where a restaurant would be better off not bothering with an espresso service rather than funding this mess. And it's a grossly missed opportunity, given how much Yemen has offered the world of coffee.