Caffé Il Latte

Overall Rating: 5.300

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 754 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Leavenworth & Jones Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: None
Hours: M-Su 6:30am-4:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/27/2003
First Reviewed: 06/27/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Formerly Café Lil Bean. A tiny, Asian-American-run, European-themed sidewalk cafe goes heavy on the Illy theme. Filled with the cramped charm of random Italian trinkets, small art prints, and walls covered with Polaroids of worldwide tourists. Frequented by European tourists from nearby Union Square hotels, so don't be surprised if you're captured by "paparazzi." Understaffed, so service is often painfully slow (part of its homage to European cafés?). Espresso is served with little crema with a mild, herbal flavor and an unfortunate sour edge (too cool a brewing temperature?). [CLOSED: Farm:Table cafe as of 2009.]