|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.