Beyond Expectations Café

Overall Rating: 5.650

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 3613 Sacramento St.
Cross Street(s): Locust St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.567.8640
Hours: M-Sa 6:30am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 5.50
Aroma: 7
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 7
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/12/2003
First Reviewed: 07/12/2003
Notes: None

Unusual café with cheesy, cafeteria-style dining tables in the back of what feels like someone's home. Rear patio, garden, and sliding doors. The walls are covered with small, original abstract paintings and watercolors. The owner orders a special blend of Capricorn Coffee in an attempt at sweetness that mostly misses its mark. The espresso has an even, pale 2mm layer of crema that's readily noticeable in its large glass cup. Yet its body is more like drip coffee - thin bodied and with a woody, mildly spiced flavor common to drip. [CLOSED: Now Dolce & Salato Bar Italiano by 2009.]