Tully's Coffee

Overall Rating: 6.400

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

Address: 225 Bush St.
Cross Street(s): Sansome St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.296.0851
Hours: M-F 5:30am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.30
Aroma: 7
Body: 8
Brightness: 7
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 05/12/2005
First Reviewed: 05/12/2005
Notes: Coffee Accessory Sales

Located in the former Standard Oil Building, this small café holds three small tables and barely enough room for the two-group La Marzocco machine. The barista is friendly and will predict your order - often accurately. He produces a properly short single espresso with a swirling, rather rich medium brown crema - even if it is wasted in a small paper cup. It has a substantial body and a full aroma. For all the positive signs, it still misses something in its flavor - which is a brightly flavored tobacco taste. There isn't much sweetness as you'd expect, and the flavor is a little one dimensional. But otherwise a solid effort. [CLOSED: By 2009.]