White Caps Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.050

Address: 3738 Geary Blvd.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Arguello Blvd. & 2nd Ave.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415.221.1613
Hours: M-F 6am-7pm; Sa 7am-6pm; Su 8am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 1
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 07/26/2003
First Reviewed: 07/26/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Quiet caf´┐Ż serves everything from sandwiches to coffee to ice cream. Several indoor tables popular with quiet newspaper readers. A single, small outdoor table; but in this foggy, cold neighborhood: why? Garden seating in back for those rare warm days. The barista stores the machine's portafilters lying on the drip tray, so they are lacking basic training. Espresso is served with an even, medium brown crema and a somewhat thin body. Distinctive Peerless flavor of drip coffee: woody and peppery. Served full in a metal-handled glass demitasse, but the flavor is made for styrofoam.