Tully's Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.450

Address: 425 Market St.
Cross Street(s): Along Fremont St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.593.0002
Hours: M-Th 5:30am-7pm; F 5:30am-6pm; Sa 8:30am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 6
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 4
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 5.70
Aroma: 7
Body: 4
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 01/27/2006
First Reviewed: 07/01/2005
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

In the southeast corner at the base of the 425 Market office building, this is a rather spacious downtown Tully's. With several tables and chairs, a few stools along their long windows, and several outdoor tables. Using a four-group FB70 La Marzocco, they surprising only have giant coffee mugs besides paper cups. So pre-heating isn't even an option. They pull a rather light shot: lighter crema of decent thickness, a lighter flavor of cedar and mild spice with some grassiness, and a light body. While the flavor isn't half bad, this tastes like what a "diet espresso" might be.