Grain D'Or Bakery

Overall Rating: 2.300

Address: 665 Market St.
Cross Street(s): 3rd St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.512.8160
Hours: M-F 6am-6:30pm; Sa-Su 8:30am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 2.20
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 2.40
Aroma: 2
Body: 5
Brightness: 2
Crema: 0
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Tazzina Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 07/24/2003
First Reviewed: 07/24/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Chain bakery with an emphasis on breads. Vast indoor seating with many stools along the window-facing counter. Typical fast-food-like chain bakery interior. Single group UNIC Diva handles their light espresso traffic. Espresso (a blend made by Pacific Espresso of Santa Cruz) is served pitch black, lukewarm, and with no crema. Unusual texture gives it more of an ashy flavor without tasting burnt. Staff is pretty clueless about their coffee.