Caff� Union

Overall Rating: 4.500

Address: 1830 Union St.
Cross Street(s): Octavia St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.673.4119
Hours: M, W-Th 9am-3:30pm; F 9am-9pm; Sa 8am-9pm; Su 8am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Futurema
Coffee Rating: 4.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 3
Brightness: 4
Crema: 6
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: U.S. Ceramic
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 07/03/2003
First Reviewed: 07/03/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Italian-American-owned caf� shows little knowledge or regard for quality espresso. The emphasis is on breakfast or lunch with slow service. Two outdoor, sidewalk tables and several sit-where-you-want four-person tables inside. Espresso is served with a good coating of pale crema with a biscotti on the side. Watery and over-extracted to fill the cup to the rim. Slight peppery flavor typical of average drip coffee (or "America's Best" for that matter). Overpriced and embarrassing.