303 Restaurant & Movie Lounge

Overall Rating: 5.800

Address: 303 Columbus Ave.
Cross Street(s): Broadway St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.955.9080
Hours: Tu-Su 5pm-1am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 5
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Conti
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 7
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Local Micro-Roaster
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 10/25/2003
First Reviewed: 10/25/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Small, quirky restaurant and bar run by an affable, if not ditzy, 1920's flapper wannabe. Cheesy diner-like tables, humorous graphic art, and old movies projected on the wall. Old bar countertop seating and limited sidewalk seating. Owner claims to roast her own, but I suspect a local roaster - and it's not terribly fresh at that. Espresso is served in quantities with a full, 2mm crema layer in Vitrosax Italian glass cups. Slightly bitter ashy flavor.