Caff� Puccini

Overall Rating: 7.100

Address: 411 Columbus Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Vallejo & Green Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.989.7033
Hours: Su-Th 6:30am-11pm; F-Sa 6:30am-12am
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Caff� Malvina
Cup Manufacturer: U.S. Ceramic
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 06/24/2005
First Reviewed: 05/31/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Classic North Beach cafe with many small indoor cafe tables and some outdoor. Located for morning sun only. Themed for composer Giacomo Puccini, and it's one of the few places in the city to lunch over opera. Crema has varied from a dark brown, thick crema that sticks to the cup to a thinner coating of bland, medium brown. The flavor is somewhat robust with a cedar edge - though slightly burnt/tobaccoy.