Caf� at the Opera House

Overall Rating: 3.400

Address: 410 Van Ness Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn McAllister & Grove Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: 415.861.8150
Hours: Su-M 6pm-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 1
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 3.80
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 3
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Unknown
Cup Manufacturer: Plastic
Price: $4.00
Last Update: 09/24/2004
First Reviewed: 09/24/2004
Notes: None

Through catering from the Patina Group, this vast cafeteria in the basement of the War Memorial Theater offers pre-opera dining up to two hours prior to each performance. Next to the bar they run an espresso bar with a two-group UNIC Twin. Using pre-packaged espresso pods of unknown origin, they produce an espresso with a minimal, medium-brown crema and a lighter, woody roast flavor. If you order at the bar, they'll serve it to you in a plastic cup with a handle. If you're dining with table service, you can expect designer Illy IPA cups.