Hawthorne Lane

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 22 Hawthorne Lane
Cross Street(s): Howard St., btwn 2nd & 3rd St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.777.9779
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm; Su 5:30pm-10p
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 3.60
Aroma: 3
Body: 3
Brightness: 4
Crema: 4
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Schonwald
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 01/20/2004
First Reviewed: 01/20/2004
Notes: None

Elegant restaurant off the beaten SOMA path. Knowledgeable, highly professional, and yet not arrogant staff. Barista grinds Graffeo to order and pours from a beautiful chrome Elektra at the bar. However, this is the classic "high pedigree, low results" gourmet restaurant espresso trap. Espresso is served over-extracted with a light brown, thin crema and little aroma. Graffeo drip flavor emphasizes mild spice and pepper. Capable of so much more.