|Quiet, studious Noe Valley chain caf� - for wireless laptops and CCSF students down the street. Spacious, with several indoor tables and benches and bookcases filled with coffee accessories. Bench-only sidewalk seating in front. Barista pre-heats for-here cups (they actually have a stack of them, but no saucers) with hot water. Espresso is served with a very thin, pale crema that barely covers the cup. Flavor of mild spice and pepper - like a good drip coffee, so it lacks depth and robustness as an espresso. Tepid serving temperature.