Railroad Espresso

Overall Rating: 3.650

Address: 705 Monterey Blvd.
Cross Street(s): Gennessee St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94127
Neighborhood: Glen Park
Phone: 415.333.4009
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm; Sa-Su 8am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 2.80
Aroma: 3
Body: 3
Brightness: 3
Crema: 1
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mountanos Brothers
Cup Manufacturer: U.S. Ceramic
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 08/16/2003
First Reviewed: 08/16/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

SF outlet of a Pittsburg, CA coffee house. Near Glen Park, though technically Sunnyside. Sponge-painted walls, a reading library, several tables, and some window counterspace. Two rough sidewalk tables & chairs. Generally quiet - outside of the morning rush, where many neighborhood construction contractors get their wake-up brew. Better training is needed, as the barista stored the portafilter handles atop the machine. Their espresso comes with a faint ring of pale crema. Light, drip-like body, and served in a traditional drip coffee cup. It presents a decent, albeit diluted, flavor of pepper and some spice.