Overall Rating: 6.800

Address: 845 Market St., #402
Cross Street(s): 4th Floor, the Westfield Centre
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.543.4100
Hours: M-Sa 9:30am-9pm; Su 10am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Rosenthal
Price: $2.75
Last Update: 04/11/2007
First Reviewed: 11/22/2006
Notes: None

On the fourth floor in the downtown Westfield Centre is this cousin in the loose Lark Creek Inn/One Market group. There's casual seating at the bar and more formal dining in back - with a banquet room planned for 2007. Using a two-group Mr. Espresso E91 Ambassador Faema at the bar, they are not afraid to pull a short shot: three sips, sitting low in a delicate Rosenthal cup. It has a pale, cream-colored crema of thin to adequate (varies) thickness. Flavorwise, it tastes of wood and an herbal pungency - though muted somewhat. It's an efficient effort - getting the mechanics and science down. But it lacks any art and inspiration to be noteworthy.