Overall Rating: 3.350

Address: 1177 California St.
Cross Street(s): Jones St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Phone: 415.474.2000
Hours: Su-Th 5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 4.50
Barista: 1
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: VFA Expres
Coffee Rating: 2.20
Aroma: 2
Body: 2
Brightness: 3
Crema: 1
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Uncommon Grounds
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $2.95
Last Update: 12/07/2003
First Reviewed: 12/07/2003
Notes: None

At the base of Gramercy Towers across Grace Cathedral, this fine dining establishment falls apart at the espresso. While they use good beans and an interesting Spanish VFA Expres Magestic machine, they serve espresso with only the faintest ring of crema. With a watery, drip coffee-like body and a flavor that barely hints at very mild pepper - if anything at all.