City's Choice Deli & Market

Overall Rating: 3.100

Address: 301 5th St.
Cross Street(s): Folsom St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.896.1888
Hours: M-Sa 6am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Deli
Cafe Rating: 1.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 1
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 4
Crema: 5
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 08/11/2003
First Reviewed: 08/11/2003
Notes: None

Not far from auto-glass row in one of the dingier parts of old SOMA, this Asian-American run deli also features microbrews and espresso. The staff have weak English skills to match their barista skills with a single-group, old school Elektra machine. No one has a clue as to where their beans come from. Yet they produce a drip-like flavor with better body and richness than you'd expect for Brand X coffee. It has a slightly burnt odor, but it doesn't show in the flavor.