Henry's Cafe & Deli

Overall Rating: 2.300

Address: 111 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Montgomery St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.392.0612
Hours: M-F 4:30am-5:45pm
Type of Establishment: Convenience Store
Cafe Rating: 2.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 2.60
Aroma: 2
Body: 3
Brightness: 3
Crema: 3
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Superior
Cup Manufacturer: Styrofoam
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 08/29/2003
First Reviewed: 08/29/2003
Notes: None

Since 1961, this downtown convenience store has survived on the "convenience" part, but not much else. There's no seating in this dark cubby hole stocked with baked goods, and the less time inside the better. The cashier/barista stores the Rancilio portafilters cold and on top of the machine. Espresso is served with a foul drip aroma. And, not surprisingly, a foul drip flavor: very thin body, crude pepper-like flavor. With a quickly-disappearing pale ring of crema. Bad sign: when the staff look puzzled that you'd like to drink their espresso straight and without sugar.