Tully's Coffee

Overall Rating: 5.800

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

Address: 100 California St.
Cross Street(s): Davis St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.296.0851
Hours: M-F 5:30am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 5.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 7
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Tully's Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 04/14/2006
First Reviewed: 04/14/2006
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

This outlet is on an elevated corner overlooking Davis & California Sts. On the ground floor of an office building, the entrance is technically on Davis St. It's a longer space with a lot of tall glass and morning sunlight plus more seating in the back. There are also three large patio tables along Davis St. overlooking the sidewalk. THey are heavy on the accessory sales, including Tully's pod machines, and the lines during the commute hours tend to be long. Using a four-group La Marzocco Linea, they pull shots with a remarkable mottled, darker brown crema - visually it has a lot more character than most. Even if it is exclusively served in paper cups and tends to dissipate somewhat quickly. It has a darker pungent flavor of cloves and some thyme. Yet the cup lacks a little body and some brightness: the low notes are there, but the mouthfeel is thin and the high notes are missing. Still, if you absolutely must drink out of a paper cup, it's not half bad. [CLOSED: As of 2008.]