Crepe Soleil

Overall Rating: 4.700

Address: 1330 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Pine & Bush Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415.929.6880
Hours: M-F 7am-10pm; Sa 10am-10pm; Su 10am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 4
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 08/01/2003
First Reviewed: 08/01/2003
Notes: None

Quiet creperie (and smoothies) in a gritty neighborhood that more recently took on serving espresso (formerly, Get Latte was at this location). A few small indoor caf´┐Ż tables painted like sliced fruit, brightly-colored walls, "lite rock" on the radio, and wireless Internet access. They leave the portafilter handles cooling in the drip tray, revealing their inexperience. Yet their espresso has a decent medium brown, mottled crema of some thickness. Thin-bodied and slightly bitter - the most dominant flavor is ashy. Silver-painted restroom gives you that locked-in-the-meat-freezer feel without the shivers.