|Large restaurant space in the shadow of the Bay Bridge. They have long counters, a large bar area, wide windows for interior dining with views of the Bay, and a large heated patio for outdoor dining. The bar - which also hosts their old school, two-groupl La San Marco machine - keeps much longer hours than the kitchen. The staff show a decent awareness of their coffee preparation. (They use Cascade coffee for drip, and Torrefazione Italia for espresso.) But for some reason they still are determined to serve their espresso with a wedge of a lemon rind (?!) on the side. The espresso pour is quite large in a taller demitasse. And while the wait staff will gladly replace your espresso for spillage, the eventual cup that arrives at your table will be a somewhat sloppy affair. It has a film of medium brown crema that barely covers the surface, and it has a flavor of bold tobacco with a bit of ashiness mixed in.