Ana Mandara

Overall Rating: 6.150

Address: 891 Beach St.
Cross Street(s): Polk St., at Ghirardelli Square
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415.771.6800
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-9:45pm; F 11:30am-10:45pm; Sa 5:30pm-10:45pm; Su 5:3
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 04/09/2005
First Reviewed: 04/09/2005
Notes: None

Modern Vietnamese cuisine in what looks like an old TV studio all swanked out. Second floor bar with live jazz. Using a UNIC at the downstairs bar, they produce a modestly-sized espresso with a medium brown, consistent, mottled crema. It has a mild flavor - distinctive for mild spices and some herbal elements. But please: lose the lemon rind served with the cup.