Happy Donuts

Overall Rating: 1.450

Address: 100 Bush St., #101
Cross Street(s): Battery St. (entrance on)
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.398.6769
Hours: M-F 5am-4:30pm; Sa 6am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 1.50
Barista: 1
Savvy: 1
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 1.40
Aroma: 2
Body: 1
Brightness: 1
Crema: 0
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 06/10/2003
First Reviewed: 06/10/2003
Notes: None

Happy Donuts, Sad Espresso. The kind of place I regrettably try to test my hunches. Tight quarters for just a half-dozen cramped tables, flourescent lights, and a bit of counter mayhem with the morning coffee rush. Inattentive and unskilled barista serves with no crema, no body, and no acidity. What little flavor it has at least isn't bitter, but it's very subtle. If you're not here for donuts, hit the Peet's across the street. Weak even by American coffee standards. A waste of an old school Faema.