Other Alex Cafe, The

Overall Rating: 3.200

Address: 1600 Guerrero St.
Cross Street(s): 28th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.282.4423
Hours: M-F 6am-8pm; Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 2.50
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Conti
Coffee Rating: 3.90
Aroma: 6
Body: 3
Brightness: 5
Crema: 2
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Capricorn Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 06/14/2003
First Reviewed: 06/14/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

Jordanian-American owned corner cafe is equipped with all the bohemian stereotypes: beaten-up wooden furniture, Guatemalan art, blackboard menu with colored chalk. But there's no soul, and everything seems to come with a business card of the supplier. Espresso is a little gritty, thin, peppery-tasting, lacking crema, and unnecessarily served in a Solo paper cup. Milk is scorched and served at molten temperatures. Stick to the lunch food, not the espresso. As of 2009, the owners renamed it from "Cup of Java" to reflect its newer emphasis as an art caf´┐Ż.