Espresso Roma

Overall Rating: 6.950

Address: 3130 Fillmore St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Filbert & Greenwich Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.749.1715
Hours: M-F 6:30am-10pm; Sa 7:30am-10pm; Su 7:30am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Espresso Roma
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/03/2003
First Reviewed: 07/03/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales

West Coast chain locally roasts beans in Berkeley, and the staff is well-versed in these kinds of details. A casual, quiet, dark, and spacious corner caf´┐Ż. More notable is its unbranded and non-descript storefront, which could easily be mistaken from the sidewalk as a Union St. furniture store. Lacking screaming branding/logos and trademark names, it's a relaxing and private space. They offer breakfast and lunch fare, magazines, and newspaper, but it's primarily about the coffee. Clean, modern interior with cherry wood tables and chairs. Espresso is serveb with a thin layer of dark brown crema. Heavy, intense tar and tobacco flavor tastes a bit
overroasted, burnt, and bitter.