Fire House Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.600

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

Address: 545 Sansome St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Washington & Clay Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.397.2232
Hours: M-F 5:30am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffè Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Styrofoam
Price: $1.15
Last Update: 07/25/2003
First Reviewed: 07/25/2003
Notes: None

Named for its location across SFFD Station #13. This unassuming deli has several plain diner indoor tables and a lovely flourescent light glow. The "barista" shamefully stores the portafilter handles in a cup ("Criminale!"), but amazingly it doesn't hurt the espresso too badly - it's not necessarily cool nor sour. A moderate level of light brown crema. Semi-sweet herbal flavor with some smokiness. [CLOSED]