Working Girls' Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 122 New Montgomery St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Mission & Howard Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.537.1170
Hours: M-F 7am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 4.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Caff� Umbria
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 12/03/2007
First Reviewed: 06/30/2004
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This outlet of the plain lunch caf� chain opened in June 2004. Minimal interior seating with a two nice, wooden caf� tables outdoors. Espresso is served with a moderately thick layer of medium brown crema. Thinner body with a slightly smoky, herbal flavor that infrequently runs a touch bitter. Served with a doppio-sized pour. (Avoid doubles: the effect is even worse on the quality.) Baristas grind to order and take their time to pull shots. Milk-based drinks have a lot of dry froth with larger bubbles and a persistent milk sweetness: not bad, but not smooth and textured enough to be really good. Beans switched from Torrefazione Italia in Summer 2005.