Wild Awakenings

Overall Rating: 3.650

Address: 142 McAllister St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Leavenworth & Hyde Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.255.0208
Hours: M-Tu 11am-8pm; W-Su 11am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.30
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 09/13/2003
First Reviewed: 09/13/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

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.