Le Zinc

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: 4063 24th St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Castro & Noe Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.647.9400
Hours: M-F 11:30am-10pm; Sa 9:30am-10pm; Su 9:30am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Mr. Espresso
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 8
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Vertex
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 08/20/2003
First Reviewed: 08/20/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

French bistro of dark wood, soft table lighting, and a zinc bar. Great outdoor patio seating in back with several outdoor tables, a parasol, and potted plants in a fenced-in enclosure. Espresso is served from an old Mr. Espresso machine. Rich coffee aroma with an even, smooth pale-to-medium brown crema. Filled to the cup rim with a lighter, French-like body. Mild tobacco flavor with some spice and a slight hint of sweetness. Served with a small ramekin full of unrefined sugar "nuggets."