La Suite...

Overall Rating: 6.300

Address: 100 Brannan St.
Cross Street(s): The Embarcadero
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Phone: 415.593.9000
Hours: Su-Th 5:30pm-11pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-12am
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.60
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 05/06/2006
First Reviewed: 05/06/2006
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Another restaurant from the French crew behind Maman, Chez Papa, and Baraka. This is a bit more on the elegant brasserie side - with red velvet curtains and chandeliers along with the white tablecloths. There's a nice long zinc bar and a heated patio when the weather is right. They serve espresso from a three-group Elektra at the bar, pulling a shot that fills an entire Illy designer IPA cup. In typical "French restaurant serving Illy" style, the cup is light on body and with a thinner flavor of Illy woodiness and spice. It comes with a decent thickness of a lighter brown crema.