Internet Wired Cafe

Overall Rating: 6.200

Address: 1392 9th Ave.
Cross Street(s): Judah St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: 415.664.9293
Hours: Tu-Su 10am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 7.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 9
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 07/20/2003
First Reviewed: 07/20/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Outdoor Seating

An odd, somewhat confused neighborhood caf´┐Ż with espresso, pastries, smoothies, Internet, DVDs, and mobile phones. Built-in community IT shop with free, digital-divide-bridging Internet access with purchase. Sponge-painted walls. Several indoor tables with window counter seating to surf the Web while watching the N Judah. Three colorful outdoor tables. Espresso is served with a thick, tiger-striped crema that has the darkest brown color I've encountered - and with white dots that give away the intense heat of the pour. The large La San Marco machine is almost too hot and takes a little too long to pour, but it doesn't hurt the espresso too much. Surprisingly rich, with a dark color, decent body, and an herbal flavor with some ashy (but not burnt) elements. Even some sweet caramel tones at the bottom of the cup. Be extra clear about a single, otherwise they assume a double shot ($1.50).