Van Ness Bakery & Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.200

Address: 1122 Van Ness Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Geary Blvd & Post St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.673.5000
Hours: M-Su 12am-11:59pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 4
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Mr. Espresso
Coffee Rating: 6.20
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Lubiana
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 08/01/2003
First Reviewed: 08/01/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales

Stark, flourescent-lighted donut shop with international tourist traffic from the nearby Cathedral Hill hotels. This influence seems reflected in its espresso, which is better than you'd expect based upon looks. Vast, Dunkin'-Donuts-like interior. Gritty, faux-marble-topped tables and small chairs. They use and sell Illy beans. Espresso is served a touch lukewarm with an even, light brown crema. Decent body and a mild clove-like flavor. Served in a large coffee cup.