North End Caffe

Overall Rating: 5.700

Address: 1441 Grant Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Union & Green Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.956.3350
Hours: M-F 7:30am-1am; Sa-Su 10am-2am
Type of Establishment: Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 5
Body: 7
Brightness: 4
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 09/20/2003
First Reviewed: 09/20/2003
Notes: None

Low-key neighborhood bar with old pictures on the walls, a lot of unused space, a foosball table, a heavily tattooed bartender/barista in a punk rock T-shirt, and blue-collar regulars drinking port. Sketches and drawings by local artists. They serve a custom Caffe Trieste blend for their espresso. A thin layer of thick, dark brown crema. Mellow, subdued, and dry flavor leans towards herbal. Served slightly tepid.