Slanted Door

Overall Rating: 7.550

Address: 1 Ferry Building #3
Cross Street(s): Market St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.861.8032
Hours: Su-Th 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 7.60
Aroma: 8
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 03/24/2005
First Reviewed: 03/24/2005
Notes: None

Busy Ferry Building restaurant with an even busier bar serves high-end Vietnamese food. Views of the Bay Bridge along glass windows. Using a three-group Elektra machine, they produce arguably some of the best espresso made with Illy coffee anywhere - and some of the best restaurant espresso I've ever had. They serve espresso with a somewhat thin, dark crema with a coagulated texture. Served appropriately short, which helps give it a serious honey-like sweetness, in classic brown Nuova Point cups.