La Nouvelle Patisserie

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 2184 Union St.
Cross Street(s): Fillmore St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.931.7655
Hours: M-Th 7am-8pm; F-Sa 7am-11pm; Su 8am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Medicinal
Coffee Beans: Torrefazione Italia
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 07/03/2003
First Reviewed: 07/03/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

As you'd expect, many decorative French pastries. Staff speak with strong accents, but not necessarily French. They detract from the place's potental by playing irksome teen dance music and demonstrating poor barista skills. Espresso has a thin, dark brown, congealed crema, a thin body typical of the French style, and a rather medicinal flavor with some spice elements. Taste improves into something more flavorful at the bottom of the cup - decorative Torrefazione Italia cups.