|This is the long-awaited revival of Elizabeth Falkner's since-defunct Hayes Valley original namesake shop. Opening in Nov 2010 on the spot of the former Vivande Porta Via, it's decorated with a lot of black-painted wood with red highlights. Inside there's a bar with stool seating and a number of black wooden tables and booths for more formal dining. However, the pastries are, not surprisingly, showcased in front. Quirky staff operate a UNIC Phoenix Twin behind the bar to pull shots of Equator Estate, which result in a thinner but healthy-looking darker brown crema. It has a limited body and not much sweetness, despite its rather short two-sip serving size. With a darker, heartier herbal flavor of cloves, there is limited brightness in the shot. Served in classic brown ACF cups. They also offer coffee in metal French presses.