Palette Caf� & Deli

Overall Rating: 3.300

Address: 699 3rd St.
Cross Street(s): Townsend St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: China Basin
Phone: 415.896.0844
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 3.40
Aroma: 5
Body: 3
Brightness: 3
Crema: 3
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/24/2004
First Reviewed: 06/24/2004
Notes: None

Casual sandwich shop with a half dozen tables. They use a two-group La Spaziale with Spinelli (now Tully's) beans. Espresso is served very full in the cup with a thin layer of a pale crema. Barista takes time to pour, but the result is still a thin-bodied cup with a burnt drip flavor. Too overextracted to be very bitter.