Rockin' Java Coffee House

Overall Rating: 5.100

Address: 1821 Haight St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Shrader & Stanyan Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94117
Neighborhood: Upper Haight
Phone: 415.831.8842
Hours: M-Sa 8am-10pm; Su 8am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 5
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Astra
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 4
Body: 4
Brightness: 3
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co
Cup Manufacturer: IKEA
Price: $1.10
Last Update: 08/17/2003
First Reviewed: 08/17/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales

Vast, open, dark interior space with more of an avant garde, Lower Haight design edge. Partly a tribute to 1960s psychedelic rock, but black & whites of jazz greats also cover the oddly painted walls. Front windows open up to the sidewalk. Sofas, bar seating, and several tables. In back there are two pianos, a pinball machine, a pool table, and Mrs. PacMan. Fiercely Fair Trade, they serve espresso with a thin, medium brown crema that dissipates rather quickly. Watered down flavor of mild spices with a hint of sweetness.