Jack Falstaff

Overall Rating: 5.900

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

Address: 598 2nd St.
Cross Street(s): Brannan St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: China Basin
Phone: 415.836.9239
Hours: Su-Th 5:30pm-10pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: BIA Cordon Bleu
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 02/15/2005
First Reviewed: 02/15/2005
Notes: None

Part of the Plumpjack franchise from the family of the SF Mayor himself, Gavin Newsom. Quiet but elegant dining area with covered outdoor seating along 2nd Street. Their distant waiters use a two-group Mr. Espresso Faema to produce an espresso with a very good layer of medium-brown crema. Sometimes they make the faux pas of leaving the machine on with the portafilters lying on the drip tray, which explains an occasional sourness to the flavor. Otherwise it's served generally hot and with a more unique flavor of mild spices. Still, if only they paid as much attention to the quality of their espresso as they put into the monogrammed hand towels in the bathroom, they'd really be on to something. [CLOSED: Reopened as Ozone Thai Restaurant & Lounge.]