Overall Rating: 5.950

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

Address: 558 Sacramento St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Montgomery & Sansome Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.434.4100
Hours: M-Tu, Th-Sa 5:30pm-10:30pm; W 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 5.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 07/23/2005
First Reviewed: 07/23/2005
Notes: None

High-end restaurant with a serious wine list and a celebrity sommelier. Smaller space with a darker decor and interesting lights. Marked by less trendy restaurant patrons. Coffee, of course, is one of their weak spots. They use a two-group UNIC Phoenix Twin at the bar to produce espresso with a thinner, medium brown crema. Filling their designer Illy cups to the rim, it's a little watery for Illy. But the flavor follows the traditional Illy roast/woody theme. [CLOSED: After 14 years in Aug 2008.]