Daily Habit, The

Overall Rating: 5.900

Address: 1 Maritime Plaza
Cross Street(s): Corner of Front & Clay Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.433.2968
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rio
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: LaCoppa Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 11/11/2010
First Reviewed: 11/11/2010
Notes: None

This small caf´┐Ż and convenience store is tucked away in the bowels of 1 Maritime Plaza, at the street level and accessible from the building entrance along Clay Street. They have a couple of tall tables with stools in one corner, but otherwise this is typically a place to grab and go. The super-friendly staffers pull shots of espresso from their two-group Rio with an even, richer-looking, medium brown crema of decent thickness. The flavor is darker, with a smoky tobacco flavor but yet no real ashiness. This is a full-bodied, old school espresso that shies away from the modern habits of really bright shots - and they do it pretty well.