Working Girls' Cafe

Overall Rating: 3.200

Address: 100 Spear St., Suite 140
Cross Street(s): Along Mission St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.495.8985
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 3.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 3
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caff� Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/28/2006
First Reviewed: 08/04/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Long, narrow cafe with indoor seating at only 4 tables way in the back. Outdoor office park plaza seating on cement benches. They replaced their Torrefazione Italia Perugia blend with Caff� Umbria in recent years, but the results are just as poor. They pull espresso from a two-group Elektra with a thin, light brown crema that only rings around the paper cup. With a weaker flavor of mild spice and some woodiness - not too unlike strong drip coffee. Their pours have also grown larger, resulting in even poorer espresso. A pointless espresso given that there are better options within a city block.