Tully's Coffee

Overall Rating: 6.400

Address: 50 Post St., 1st Floor
Cross Street(s): Btwn Montgomery & Kearny Sts.; in the Crocker Galleria
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.956.8680
Hours: M-F 5:30am-6pm; Sa 8:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 4
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Buffalo
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 12/09/2009
First Reviewed: 03/24/2004
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Espresso bar has a few indoor tables plus seating in the Crocker Galleria Courtyard (which sports heat lamps in colder weather). They use a three-group La Marzocco Linea machine, but they also have a Faema E91 Diplomat at the ready for the morning rush. With it, they produce espresso with a modest layer of medium brown crema in a lone ceramic (and sometimes paper) cup. (It might even be a mug if you order a double espresso.) Smoky, herbal flavor lacks any sweetness despite their quality equipment and the proper serving size. But seeing as it used to be a thinner, paler crema over a less flavorful cup a few years ago, it's better than it has been.