Caffè Mio

Overall Rating: 5.600

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 209 O'Farrell St.
Cross Street(s): Powell St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.392.4112
Hours: M-F 6am-5:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 5.70
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Lubiana
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/31/2003
First Reviewed: 10/31/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Closet-sized coffee bar between storefronts. Visibly cramped inside, even with all the mirrored walls: one chair and table blocks customers from reaching the bananas. Two chairs out front. Sandwiches, lottery tickets, and North Bay Coffee for drip, but good espresso setup. They ask you if you want your espresso "for here" even with the seating situation - which is a good sign. Mr. Espresso-branded, two-group machine looks like a La San Marco but is lever operated. Espresso is served with sticky, dark brown crema in full cup. A white dot at the center with large bubbles, so the brewing temperature needs some tuning. Smoke, spice, and primarily thyme-like, herbal flavor that runs on the weak side. [CLOSED]