Overall Rating: 5.050

Address: 450 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mason & Powell Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.956.6969
Hours: M 5:30pm-10pm; Tu-Sa 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Su 5pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Unknown
Coffee Rating: 4.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 4
Crema: 4
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Rosenthal
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 08/29/2003
First Reviewed: 08/29/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Decorated like an adult seafood theme park, decorated with ornate jellyfish lamps and other glowing aquatic organisms. Espresso is a big disappointment when compared to their food. Numerous tables upstairs and down. Brasilia-like machine of unknown origin. Inattentive baristas pour tepid shots with a pale, thin crema layer and small biscotti on the side. Shallow flavor depth of a mostly herbal taste with a slight bitter edge.