Overall Rating: 7.800

Address: 1760 Polk St.
Cross Street(s): Washington St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415.359.1212
Hours: Su-W 5pm-10pm; Th-Sa 5pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli
Coffee Rating: 7.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 9
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Four Barrel Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Unknown
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 12/27/2014
First Reviewed: 12/27/2014
Notes: None

This hipper, more casual offshoot of the team behind Acquerello restaurant opened in Nob Hill in late 2013. The vibe is more of a dark bar with upscale (and pricey) menu offerings. The food is eclectic, flavorful and a bit overpriced. In front there are large glass windows that curve around the Washington St. corner. Inside there's a long, mirrored bar with shelves stocked with a great collection of alcoholic concoctions. There's plenty of diner seating inside among smaller tables and more spacious booths. At the end of the bar is a two-group Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II and its glowing wonderment. From it and the Four Barrel beans they proudly announce, they pull shots with a textured but thin medium-to-darker-brown crema. It has a surprisingly full body with a syrupy consistency - quite a shock for Four Barrel beans. Flavorwise, it expresses a good balance between an edge of Four Barrel acidic brightness and a denser body-friendly shot. Served in classic brown cups that look like Nuova Points but are really of an unknown, mock pedigree.