Birley Sandwiches

Overall Rating: 6.400

Address: 4 Embarcadero Center
Cross Street(s): Drumm St. btwn Clay & Sacramento Sts. (@ street level)
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.318.1800
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm; Sa 10am-3pm
Type of Establishment: Deli (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.20
Barista: 5
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 6.60
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 06/16/2003
First Reviewed: 06/16/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems; Outdoor Seating

Industrious, specialty sandwich shop with a clear European theme boldly pronounces their Illy allegiance. Part of a London- and S.F.-based chain. Several indoor tables, a booth, and shared outdoor seating overlooking Justin Herman Plaza. Bright, modern interior. Espresso is served with rich, medium-brown crema in logo Illy cups. Has an almost sweet, peppery flavor. Low morning turnover, so espresso may be served lukewarm.