Cafe Dolci

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 740 Market St.
Cross Street(s): O'Farrell St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.392.9222
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm; Sa 8am-12pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Promac
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: LaCoppa Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 04/07/2006
First Reviewed: 09/22/2003
Notes: Kiosk

Cramped, tight kiosk along a row of Market St. storefronts. Standing room only for two; no seating. Bagels, pastries, sandwiches, and coffee. The barista, who almost has to "wear" this photo booth of a caf´┐Ż, works with what she has. She produces an espresso with a medium layer of mottled,medium brown crema. Deep, dark color and a pleasant tarry flavor with some herbal elements. Their single is larger than a typical double espresso, but they manage to keep most of it together. They switched from a Rancilio to a two-group Promac and from Tully's Coffee to Bonavita in the past couple of years, but the results have been largely consistent.