Caf� Annalita

Overall Rating: 6.800

Address: 845 Howard St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 4th & 5th Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.357.1060
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm; Sa 9am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: America's Best Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.55
Last Update: 03/01/2006
First Reviewed: 03/01/2006
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Across Moscone West, this caf� has two small metal sidewalk tables and chairs, several indoor tables, and some counter seating on stools at the front window. They serve espresso, sandwiches, and desserts. All things considered, the quality of the espresso here is somewhat unexpected. From a two-group Nuova Simonelli, they serve espresso with a darker brown, speckled crema of a decent thickness. It has a pungent herbal flavor of thyme and cloves. While it is not sweet, it has a deeper and more complex flavor than you would ever expect from America's Best Coffee beans. Served in a festive cup decorated with cows (and other odd designs).