Sweet Things

Overall Rating: 3.700

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

Address: 3585 California St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Locust & Spruce Sts., in the Cal-Mart supermarket
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Laurel Heights
Phone: 415.221.8583
Hours: M-Sa 8am-7pm; Su 9am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 2.80
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 4
Brightness: 3
Crema: 6
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 07/12/2003
First Reviewed: 07/12/2003
Notes: None

Bakery just inside the sliding glass entry doors of the Cal-Mart supermarket. Which means there is no seating and the sterile glow of flourescent lighting. Espresso has the expected Illy smell, but its flavor and body are weaker than most Illy-serving cafés. (They use Graffeo for drip coffee.) The emphasis is on its baked goods, of course, and it shows in the espresso. It has a moderate ring of crema and a plain, drip-like flavor of mild pepper. [CLOSED: Well, although this dessert shop is still open, they no longer serve espresso.]