Pacific Restaurant

Overall Rating: 4.250

Address: 500 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Mason St., in the Pan Pacific Hotel
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.929.2087
Hours: M 7am-2:30pm; Tu-F 7am-9:30pm; Sa7am-10pm; Su 7am-11:30am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.00
Barista: 2
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 3.50
Aroma: 3
Body: 2
Brightness: 4
Crema: 5
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $4.00
Last Update: 12/10/2004
First Reviewed: 12/10/2004
Notes: None

Elegant restaurant on the third floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel...the kind of place you expect to find well-to-do octogenarians slurping $10 bowls of soup. White tablecloths on an assortment of tables by the front windows. Using a UNIC Phoenix Twin at the bar in front, they produce a $4 espresso with a thin, pale crema - served full in Illy-logo IPA cups with the usual bewildering lemon rind on the side. Woody Illy flavor still comes through the weakened body, and it surprisingly not bitter.