Overall Rating: 4.600

Address: 545 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Mason St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.776.6702
Hours: Su-W 5:30pm-10pm; Th-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 3.70
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Graffeo
Cup Manufacturer: Villeroy & Boch
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 04/16/2004
First Reviewed: 04/16/2004
Notes: None

A Wolfgang Puck establishment with designer glasswork; rather tacky modern art; an over-designed, Asian-tinged menu; and more rooms than a Chinese banquet hall. Espresso is a complete afterthought here. They use a two-group UNIC to produce an espresso with a pale, micro-thin crema and drip-coffee aroma. Slightly bitter flavor with pepper and spice notes. As inconsistent as the restaurant.