Crissy Field Center Café

Overall Rating: 6.600

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

Address: Crissy Field Center, Presidio
Cross Street(s): Mason & Halleck Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94129
Neighborhood: Presidio Heights
Phone: 415.561.7761
Hours: W-Su 9am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 7.40
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.90
Last Update: 09/25/2005
First Reviewed: 08/10/2003
Notes: None

One of the best Park Service espressos you will find anywhere - with views to match. Quiet, newly commissioned building serves soup, sandwiches, baked goods, and espresso. A few larger indoor tables. But the main feature is a long row of modern stools along a birch countertop overlooking the Crissy Field wetlands and Golden Gate Bridge - through expansive windows beneath the observation deck. Espresso is served, from a Mr. Espresso machine, in a short paper cup with a robust aroma and a rich, medium-dark brown crema (with some white spots indicating too high a brewing temperature). Deep but pleasant tobacco flavor with some smokiness. [CLOSED as of 2007: once replaced with other area cafés in Crissy Field.]