Grove, The

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: 2250 Chestnut St.
Cross Street(s): Avila St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Marina
Phone: 415.474.4843
Hours: M-F 7am-11pm; Sa-Su 8am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Jeremiah's Pick Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Syracuse
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 04/29/2006
First Reviewed: 07/06/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Outdoor Seating

Packed and popular with laptops, novel readers, and the homework set. A lot of exposed wood - down to the plank flooring. Many worn indoor tables with a few wooden outdoor tables in better condition. They serve espresso from a three-group Rancilio as a moderately sized pour with thin layer of medium or darker brown crema. Flavorwise, it lacks much of a punch. But of what it does have, it is mostly herbal with some smokiness. It's also served a bit lukewarm - in part due to the volume of coffee and by not pre-heating their cups. Not bad, but inferior to its Fillmore sibling.