Starbucks Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.400

Address: 1255 Battery St., Suite 600
Cross Street(s): Greenwich St. (in Levis Plaza)
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.402.0379
Hours: M-Th 5:30am-6pm; F 5:30am-5pm; Sa 8am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Verismo
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Candy-like
Coffee Beans: Starbucks Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 07/08/2003
First Reviewed: 07/08/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Spacious, modern, and cozy remodel of this former O-La-La!. The soothing music and comfortable chairs work here - as the atmosphere is more "library" than downtown bustle. A little unlike most Starbucks: offered a small ceramic cup (no paper?!). The "to go" regulars miss out. Green staff is friendly and unskilled, but aided by new, fully automated espresso machines. Espresso has a thin, light crema and a nutty, caramel flavor with some mild spice. Tepid serving temperature needs some machine tuning.