|This new location is a bit like the North Beach mothership: photos of Bill Cosby and Loni Anderson deck the walls and there's an Italian mural on the back wall. But this location is decidedly more modern - there are nicer wood floors and furniture, flat screen monitors with Internet access, and a greater emphasis on exotic teas. When it comes to the espresso, they use a three-group, Line 95 La San Marco machine to produce shots with a thin layer of lighter brown crema that dissipates quickly. Flavorwise, it's ashy and somewhat bitter. A genuine disappointment for fans of good espresso. Served in wide-mouthed, brown ACF ceramic cups.