Java Source Coffee House

Overall Rating: 3.400

Address: 343 Clement St.
Cross Street(s): 5th Ave.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94118
Neighborhood: Inner Richmond
Phone: 415.387.8025
Hours: Su-Th 7am-12am; F-Sa 7am-1am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 3.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 3.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 2
Brightness: 3
Crema: 4
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Unknown
Coffee Beans: McLaughlin Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 07/26/2003
First Reviewed: 07/26/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

French/Arab-themed coffee house also serves crepes and "gallettes de sarrasin" (salty crepes). Paris Metr´┐Ż maps, Arab-themed wall paintings, and lots of worn, dark wood. Ample indoor seating, but its large outdoor area in front makes it an ideal coffee house for smokers. Good layout for reading and relaxing with an espresso, however. Inexperienced baristas (I've literally heard coworkers ask, "What button do I push?"). Espresso has a faint ring of crema, a thin body with the consistency of drip coffee, and the mild spice flavor of drip. Served in drip-sized volumes in a paper cup.