Gracie's Cafe Society

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 241 Pine St.
Cross Street(s): Sansome St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.773.2000
Hours: M-F 6am-1:30pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 4.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 08/17/2006
First Reviewed: 07/01/2004
Notes: Kiosk; Coffee Sales

Formerly Harpo's Cafe Society. This downtown kiosk along the Pine St. sidewalk serves coffee and light meals (catering too) for the morning commuter. They use a two-group (previously one), old school La Spaziale to produce a full cup with a mottled layer of light-to-medium brown crema of moderate thickness with a few larger air bubbles suspended in it. Pungent, earthy, almost nutty flavor with an ashy edge.