Muddy Waters Coffee House

Overall Rating: 3.900

Address: 260 Church St.
Cross Street(s): Market St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Castro
Phone: 415.621.2233
Hours: M-Th 6am-11pm; F 6am-12am; Sa 7am-12am; Su 7am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 2.80
Barista: 1
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 4
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 2
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: McLaughlin Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.10
Last Update: 05/17/2003
First Reviewed: 05/17/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Lukewarm espresso served in clunky white cups. Grungy atmosphere and dingy interior with many sketchpad artists, readers. Better at milk/thick foam. Some clueless staff: aren't knowledgeable about when they're open or where the beans come from. Yet this is a better example of this chain.