Overall Rating: 5.800

Address: 239 Kearny St.
Cross Street(s): Sutter St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.986.4450
Hours: M-Sa 11am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffe Trieste
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 06/25/2005
First Reviewed: 06/25/2005
Notes: None

One of those restaurants that tries a little too hard to be hip and modern. Retro light fixtures. An upstairs dining area with a brick wall and a sound design that echoes the crashing of dirty dishes all night long. Raw bar, seafood. Bar and kitchen downstairs with single-group La Spaziale: for those who serve espresso only because they have to. They serve espresso with a lighter brown crema of some thickness, but it's not as bad as the accompanying lemon rind might suggest. It has a mellow, mild flavor of oak and light pepper. Tolerable for restaurant espresso.