Cafe Cole

Overall Rating: 4.250

Address: 609 Cole St.
Cross Street(s): Haight St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Upper Haight
Phone: 415.668.7771
Hours: M-Su 7am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 3.50
Aroma: 4
Body: 3
Brightness: 2
Crema: 6
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Arabika
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 08/17/2003
First Reviewed: 08/17/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Ideal for sidewalk seating among a few rough tables, this coffeehouse also serves sandwiches, smoothies, and calzones. Limited indoor stool seating among beat-up wooden surfaces and computers with Internet access. Along with their obscure espresso blend bean source, their three-group La Spaziale produces a thick layer of frothy, pale crema. Thin body with a weak, lacking flavor of spice and pepper. That they won SF Weekly's 2003 title for Best Neighborhood Coffee Shop must have a lot to do with their attention to wheatgrass juice, because it's definitely not for their espresso.