Caffé Malvina

Overall Rating: 7.500

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 1600 Stockton St.
Cross Street(s): Union St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: North Beach
Phone: 415.391.1290
Hours: M 7am-5pm; Tu-Th 7am-6pm; F-Sa 7am-11pm; Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 9
Savvy: 9
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Very consistent
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffé Malvina
Cup Manufacturer: U.S. Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 05/31/2003
First Reviewed: 05/31/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales

What Malvina lacks in outdoor seating, it makes up for with a bright interior with large, West-facing windows and high ceilings. Several tables of more elegant cafe seating. Barista pre-warms cups with hot water. Great, methodical preparation, though the espresso doesn't quite fully live up to it. Middle strength nutmeg flavor. [CLOSED: by 2004. Replaced by Café Divine.]