2223 Restaurant and Bar

Overall Rating: 4.100

Address: 2223 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Sanchez St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Castro
Phone: 415.431.0692
Hours: Su 10am-2pm, 6pm-10pm; M-Th 6pm-10pm; F-Sa 6pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 3
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Isomac
Coffee Rating: 3.00
Aroma: 3
Body: 3
Brightness: 3
Crema: 2
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.25
Last Update: 11/07/2004
First Reviewed: 11/07/2004
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Popular Castro dining hangout and bar with a lot of wood and zinc. Using a silver, single-group heat exchanger machine that looks like an Isomac (or an ECM?), they produce a moderately sizeable espresso with a surface speckled with pale crema. Using Illy beans, they somehow dilute the cup beyond even the sterotypical Illy flavor: the cup is mellow bordering on bland with little aroma. A faint taste of mild pepper with a little cedar. They also serve it at a somewhat cool temperature.