Cafe Melroy

Overall Rating: 4.700

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 835 Geary St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Larkin & Hyde Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: None
Hours: Su-Th 11am-9pm; F-Sa 11am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 5
Brightness: 4
Crema: 5
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 09/08/2003
First Reviewed: 09/08/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Small café across a Goodwill, so you know what kind of customers you may be elbowing with. It's a quiet, unassuming place where you expect to sit next to a latte-sipping Unabomber checking his Hotmail account. Small interior with tight spacing of a sofa, lounge chair, and tables - and none of it matches. Some sidewalk folding chairs. Poetry readings. They store their portafilter handles on top of the Elektra, which says a lot. Espresso is served with no real aroma. It has a somewhat thin but even layer of medium brown crema. With a smooth, mild flavor of mellow tobacco with a slightly sweet edge. Served in gargantuan ACF brown mugs. [CLOSED as of 12/9/05: Ajatea Café.]