Cafe Commons

Overall Rating: 7.550

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

Address: 3161 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): Precita St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Phone: 415.282.2928
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm; Sa-Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Ceramica Artistica Solimene
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 08/16/2003
First Reviewed: 08/16/2003
Notes: None

Quiet, studious, and pleasant café decorated with post-1906 SF earthquake photos, a long bulletin board of flyers and postcards, and stars painted on the ceiling. Many indoor tables of various sizes, plus sofas and comfy chairs. A more earthy, academic, and somewhat older crowd than you'd expect in this Latin American neighborhood. Their espresso comes with a thick, dark-to-medium brown striped crema. Pungent herbal flavor with some smokiness and a baker's chocolate-like sweetness. Served in hand-painted Solimene cups & saucers. [CLOSED]