Boulange de Polk

Overall Rating: 4.950

Address: 2310 Polk St.
Cross Street(s): Green St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94109
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Phone: 415.345.1107
Hours: Tu-Sa 7am-7pm; Su 7am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.70
Aroma: 7
Body: 3
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: -1.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.20
Last Update: 06/28/2003
First Reviewed: 06/28/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Sister of Boulange de Cole Valley: slightly greater as a bakery, but definitely lesser as an espresso bar. French-themed interior with a few, window-seating tables and some sidewalk cafe table seating ideal for afternoon sun. Espresso has a very thin, pale crema and a forgettable, bland flavor of mild spice/pepper. Definitely of the French style in all its negative connotations, even if its sister establishment has the same ingredients. It points at the baristas and/or odd variations in machine service.