Ebb-Tide Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.500

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

Address: 1500 S. Van Ness Ave.
Cross Street(s): 26th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.648.6283
Hours: Su-Sa 7am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 2
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 06/04/2005
First Reviewed: 06/04/2005
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Standard café dining items with a Latin American bent for the neighborhood. (They serve dinner after 3pm.) Approaching the café by car, you'll need to navigate around the many laborers soliciting odd job employment from the sidewalk - as many will approach your car if you slow down or look their way. Inside, they have a long counter with stools, tall windows allowing a light of light in from their corner location, and dozen tables with industrial sheet metal surfaces. One small outdoor table, and an odd star-shaped piece of art made of various empty cans dangling above the service area. They serve an espresso that essentially lacks any real crema in designer Illy cappuccino cups, but it actually has a nice Mr. Espresso, wood-roasted flavor of pepper and mild spice. [CLOSED]