Cafe Tiramisu

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: 28 Belden Pl.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Bush & Pine Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94104
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.421.7044
Hours: M-F 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm; Sa 5pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Lavazza
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 04/16/2016
First Reviewed: 12/12/2005
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This Belden Lane Italian (actually, Sicilian) staple makes better food than most would suspect from its cheesy name. Upstairs and downstairs seating, but a lot of under-umbrella open air seating along Belden Lane - which attracts so many to dine in this area. Giuseppe (a juventino) and Pino have authentically Italian waiters serving you espresso from a two-group La Spaziale, but they get a bit out of the machine. They claim to use a blend of Lavazza beans from Milan that is roasted more sweetly in a Southern Italian style (their words). The result is an espresso with a medium brown crema that can run a bit thin and sometimes too thin. With an herbal flavor. Served in Lavazza-logo IPA cups. A decent effort for an Italian restaurant but with erratic consistency.