San Francisco Soup Company

Overall Rating: 5.300

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

Address: 201 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): Beale St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.278.9878
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 08/04/2003
First Reviewed: 08/04/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

At the ground floor of an Equity Office building, this exposed soup kitchen also serves a serious attempt at espresso as part of their office worker breakfast strategy. You can dine under the security cameras among the many "public" indoor tables along the bright windows - or outdoors beneath a pedestrian skyway. Soup staff are part-time baristas, but they let their new Faema do its thing at its own, appropriately slow pace. Filled high in a large foam-coated paper cup with a thin, dark brown, nicely striped crema that dissipates rather quickly. Peppery flavor with some smoke and no real sweetness. [CLOSED: as of 11/7/06.]