Overall Rating: 3.150

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

Address: 970 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 6th St. & Turk
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Tenderloin
Phone: 415.922.5322
Hours: M-Sa 8am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 2.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 1
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 3.50
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 6
Crema: 2
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 06/03/2003
First Reviewed: 06/03/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Don't let the name fool you - this place, and its neighborhood, represent more of an apocalyptic vision of the dot-com demise. The neighborhood is dotted with donut shops, coughing and shadow-boxing street people, and the usual urban blight. Some outdoor and indoor table seating, frequented by regulars and college tourist backpackers. Dark, dingy, CNN on TV, and Internet access. Espresso is somewhat bitter, burnt-tasting and grainy. Stale beans. Avoid unless you have no choice (which you may not in this area). [CLOSED: Boarded up before 2007, probably because the business was too "legal" for the neighborhood. As of late 2008, it's still boarded up, painted white, locked down, and with no sign of its address or whether anything will open here ever again.]