Overall Rating: 5.350

Address: 598 Fourth St.
Cross Street(s): Brannan
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: China Basin
Phone: 415.543.2222
Hours: M-Th 11:30am-10pm; F 11:30am-11pm; Sa 5:30pm-11pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.90
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 5
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Peet's Coffee & Tea
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 06/03/2006
First Reviewed: 06/03/2006
Notes: None

The owners of the long-standing Bizou bistro have recently switched to this hipster upgrade. In fact, you'll walk in the place and immediately notice the low lighting, louder atmosphere, and a crowd that somehow spilled over from the Castro. The new restaurant is very good, with an emphasis on seasonal and organic ingredients. Unfortunately, their coffee didn't get any attention in the face lift. They still use a two-group Elektra at bar with Peet's coffee. They produce a modest-sized espresso with a thin ring of medium brown crema in a Nuova Point thick-walled brown cup. It has a decent aroma and a flavor of watered-down spices - reflecting the weak potency of the cup.