|Homely Civic Center caf� with sometimes homelier customers. Large space of beat-up wood and the stereotypical gritty SF caf� trappings. But given the prime location, it ads international phone card ads splattered all over its windows, state lottery machines, and sidewalk tables eminating the sounds of a T.B. ward. Their overpriced espresso is served with a thin, dark-to-medium brown crema. Thinner body, and a not-all-too-pleasant drip coffee-like flavor with an emphasis more on bitter than on pepper. Staff is not knowledgeable about good coffee. In more ways than one, only for the desperate.