Café Fresco

Overall Rating: 5.800

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

Address: 480 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Powell St., in the Union Square Crowne Plaza hotel
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.398.8900
Hours: M-Su 7am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: BIA Cordon Bleu
Price: $1.15
Last Update: 09/08/2003
First Reviewed: 09/08/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

European sidewalk café and Italian deli in the Crowne Plaza hotel, though it's more like the Vegas version: the "sidewalk" is in the hotel lobby, and the café is decorated with boxes of Barilla pasta and other commonly-found Italian grocery items. Besides the sidewalk café tables indoors, there is front patio seating that barely suggests something exists beyond the hotel doors. Older Italian pop arias play as you sip an espresso with a thin, dark brown crema and a weak aroma. Slightly bitter flavor of pepper and tobacco. [CLOSED]