Murata's Caf� Hana

Overall Rating: 2.800

Address: 1737 Post St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Buchanan & Webster Sts., in the Kintetsu Mall
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Japantown
Phone: 415.567.9133
Hours: Su-Th 8am-9pm; F-Sa 8am-10:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 3.20
Barista: 3
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Pavoni
Coffee Rating: 2.40
Aroma: 2
Body: 2
Brightness: 2
Crema: 3
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.45
Last Update: 03/11/2006
First Reviewed: 03/11/2006
Notes: None

This odd shop in the Japantown Kintetsu Mall sells candy and confections, flowers, giant stuffed bunnies, and espresso - among other things. Using a two-group La Pavoni, they server espresso with barely a hint of pale crema in a Japanese-cute miniature paper cup. It tastes watery and ashy, and there are grounds in it, but it's honestly not as hideous as you would think. Just really bad.