Café Que Tal

Overall Rating: 6.600

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

Address: 1005 Guerrero St.
Cross Street(s): 22nd St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.282.8855
Hours: M-F 7am-8pm; Sa-Su 8am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 5
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Syrup-like
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $1.60
Last Update: 02/26/2006
First Reviewed: 06/13/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Quiet, semi-private coffee house with many plants and stained tables indoors. Sky-blue ceiling adds to the tropical theme. Minimal outdoor seating (no tables). They occasionally offer a free chair massage. They formerly used Mr. Espresso beans, then switched to Vigal, and more recently they switched back again. They pull shots from a two-group Faema Due, grinding to order, but they also unnecessarily pour first in a small metal pitcher. Yet it comes with a rather rich crema that can vary from a darker brown to a mottled medium brown. Very smooth and mellow flavor of a mild spiced molasses. It's not quite what you'd expect: it's muted and not very bold, but the mellowness grows on you. Like a kamikaze-sweet cocktail, you can down a few of these before the caffeine suddenly hits you with the realization that you've had a lot of coffee. Served in finer matching Homer Laughlin or Tuxton china. [CLOSED as of 2014.]