Cosmopolitan Caf�, The

Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 121 Spear St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mission & Howard Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.543.4001
Hours: M-Su 11:15am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-1am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $3.50
Last Update: 05/10/2007
First Reviewed: 09/09/2003
Notes: None

Large, classy restaurant and piano bar at the base of Rincon Center. A seafood-heavy restaurant, but also a socially active hangout. They hide their UNIC Twin Phoenix in the back. They used serve their overpriced Illy espresso in designer Illy cups with a spiral of lemon rind on the side. Now it's a modestly sized Mr. Espresso with a minimal layer of light brown crema in Mikasa china. Since the shot isn't too large, it retains a potent, pungent flavor.