Overall Rating: 4.150

Address: 50 Post St.; 3rd Floor
Cross Street(s): Btwn Montgomery & Kearny Sts.; in the Crocker Galleria
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.362.2228
Hours: M-F 10am-4pm; Sa 11am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.50
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Grimac
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 4
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 3
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Naaman
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 09/05/2003
First Reviewed: 08/20/2003
Notes: None

Barebones pizza chain in the Crocker Galleria that also advertises their pasta, gelato, and espresso. Several wooden tables and chairs in a plain and cramped setting, complete with cafeteria trays and a short counter for views in the mall. They'll ask if you want your espresso before or after your meal - which is a better sign than their storage of the portafilter handles on the Grimac grill indicate. Only one guy in the place actually knows how to operate the machine; he tamps well, but pours in a measly 10". Espresso is served with a very thin, dark brown crema that dissipates quickly into just a thin ring. An aroma of cheap espresso, but with a rich body that beats those expectations. Flavor of spice and pepper with some smoke. Served in a simple ceramic cup with no saucer.