Overall Rating: 5.300

Address: 579 Hayes St.
Cross Street(s): Laguna St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Phone: 415.864.7654
Hours: M-Th 9am-10pm; F 9am-12am; Sa 10am-12am; Su 10am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 6
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.10
Aroma: 4
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 05/27/2005
First Reviewed: 05/27/2005
Notes: Outdoor Seating

One of a small, local "chain" of two Belgian caf�s. With more modern paintings on the walls, a painted wood floor, cr�pes, famous Belgian fries (more for what you dip them in rather than their own merits for some reason), and Belgian beer. There is casual seating at a few tables in front, an unusual nook en route to the kitchen, and plenty of table seating in the rear patio. Using a two-group La Spaziale, they produce an espresso with a thin, dark brown crema and a flavor of tobacco smokiness. Fairly average.