Tart to Tart

Overall Rating: 3.950

Address: 641 Irving St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 7th & 8th Aves.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: 415.504.7068
Hours: M-Su 6am-2am
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 5
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 4
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Coffee Magic
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 07/20/2003
First Reviewed: 07/20/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

This tart-baking mainstay finally replaced their bright, flourescent hospital lighting with something more soothing. Indoors there are many small restaurant surplus tables. A few outdoors. Ice cream, baked goods, and espresso. A big weekend hangout and studying den for Asian-Americans in the neighborhood. Their espresso is served with a micro-thin, pale crema and is filled to the very rim of the cup. Better than drip, but not by much. Slightly woody, herbal flavor. Mismatched saucers make the cups slide around in transport from the register.