Overall Rating: 5.250

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 598 Fourth St.
Cross Street(s): Brannan
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: China Basin
Phone: 415.543.2222
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-10pm; F 11:30am-10:30pm; Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 7
Crema: 5
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 12/14/2004
First Reviewed: 12/14/2004
Notes: None

French-themed café serves fine food on white tablecloths. They serve their espresso from a chrome, classic-model, two-group Elektra machine at the bar. They produce an espresso with a light brown, thinner layer of crema in a Peet's-logo IPA cup. While it has a bite and isn't thin-bodied per se, the flavor is somewhat ashy and bitter. Yet it strangely blends well with one of their sweet desserts. [CLOSED: Now COCO500 as of Spring 2006.]