|This is a rather charming and often packed French bistro located at the far north end of the Castro. Large draperies as you enter, a small bar, and a cozy environment of a couple dozen tables. A red ceiling and wood paneling. As for the coffee, they serve singles in a short, squat caf� cup, whereas the doppio shots are served in very large standard coffee cups. Using a temperamental single-group Astra at the bar, they serve espresso with a medium-brown crema that can vary from even to uneven, but it dissipates rather quickly in either case - suggesting some flaws in the freshness of the roasts here. It has a tobacco flavor with no sweetness and a hint of ash.