Caff� Sapore

Overall Rating: 7.650

Address: 790 Lombard St.
Cross Street(s): Taylor St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.474.1222
Hours: M-Su 7am-8:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 7.50
Aroma: 9
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: S
Primary Taste: Medicinal
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.60
Last Update: 09/06/2003
First Reviewed: 09/06/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Espresso bar with character off the beaten North Beach path, at the edge of Russian Hill. Bright corner location at the bottom of the curvy Lombard St. tourist magnet. Mostly coffee, but many microwaveable meals. Pleasant hang-out of rough wood floors, many indoor tables, and Internet access. Several sidewalk tables. Staff look like former bike messengers, but they know what they're doing. Espresso is served short with a dark brown, congealed crema. Relatively meek flavor of dry wood and spice with a medicinal and slightly bitter edge.