Paisano's Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.200

Address: 530 Kearny St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Sacramento & California Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Phone: 415.982.1294
Hours: M-F 6:30am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 7
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 5
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 10/03/2003
First Reviewed: 10/03/2003
Notes: None

Apparently Paisano is Armenian! Simple caf´┐Ż on the edge of Chinatown. They serve espresso from Mr Espresso or Peerless beans and a two group La Spaziale. Moderate layer of medium-to-dark brown crema, mottled with lighter brown. Thicker body, and a dry, piney, slightly bitter flavor. Its flavor may lack complexity but is clearly espresso. Served in partly dirty cups.