Segafredo Zanetti

Overall Rating: 6.200

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

Address: 235 Powell St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Geary & Ellis
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.956.5101
Hours: M-Su 6am-12am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La San Marco
Coffee Rating: 5.20
Aroma: 4
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Segafredo Zanetti
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 08/23/2006
First Reviewed: 06/02/2003
Notes: Coffee Sales

International chain Italian espresso bar branded Segafredo Zanetti throughout. Sleek, post-modern design with everything red & black (bar, walls, tables, cups, etc.). Italian poster art, music. Bar snacks, alcoholic drinks, and chewy, stale pastries. In classic Italian café fashion, you order and they collect money at a station other than where you pick up your coffee (in front). Espresso "piccolo" is brewed directly into the cup with an uneven medium brown, and slightly thin, crema. Flavorwise, while it can rarely run sweet and molasses-like, it's almost always a little grassy with an overall herbal and mild pepper flavor. Their cappuccino features good milk-frothing, minimalist latte art, and a heavy dose of powdered chocolate - and a weak coffee flavor. [CLOSED: As of Feb 2008, this location is under new ownership as Cafe Bellini.]