Beach Hut Caf�

Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 1199 E Beach St.
Cross Street(s): Jauss St. / the East end of Crissy Field at Crissy Field Center
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94129
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415.561.3042
Hours: M-Su 9am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 06/02/2013
First Reviewed: 06/02/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Located at the East end of Crissy Field, in the Crissy Field Center, this caf� also serves the same soup, sandwiches, baked goods, juices, and espresso menu as its sister in the Warming Hut. It is located beside a small wind farm with a view over Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. It has outdoor benches, green wooden deck chairs and tables, and a few wooden tables off on the side. Indoors there are a handful of small caf� tables. While still using a two-group La Marzocco Linea machine, the park service food service switched from Equator Estate to Peerless Coffee recently, and the quality has directly suffered a little as a result. They serve their shots excessively tall, even for a default double shot, up to the top edge of a short paper cup. It has an even, medium brown crema with a creamy texture that's handled surprisingly well: not overly watery, runny, nor ashy. But while the Peerless coffee supply seems relatively fresh, the flavor lacks much of anything interesting beyond the typical spices and tobacco smoke.