Howard Street Coffee Roastery Cafe

Overall Rating: 4.600

Address: 180 Howard St.
Cross Street(s): Main St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.344.0224
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.70
Aroma: 3
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 2
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Howard Street Coffee Roastery Cafe
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 05/27/2003
First Reviewed: 05/27/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Coffee Sales

Corner cafe and lunch spot with plenty of big-table seating. Sometimes close early based on business. Great espresso flavor depth and richness, but unfortunately the handling is poor: the barista poured in < 3 sec, the coffee was lukewarm as a result, and there was little crema. Otherwise has the potential for good espresso; all they need is a good rush hour barista or an attention to detail.