Overall Rating: 6.500

Address: 56 Gold St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Sansome & Montgomery Sts. and Jackson & Pacific Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94113
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.433.6300
Hours: M-Th 4:30pm-10pm; Fr 11:30am-12am; Sa 5:30pm-12am; Su 6pm-9:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 6.50
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 11/24/2006
First Reviewed: 11/24/2006
Notes: None

Classic SF jazz supper club with elegance, a long bar, and a two-tiered dining area. This is where you want to be seen drinking martinis. Using a classic two-group Elektra at the bar, they pull espresso shots with a scant layer of medium brown crema and serve it full in Lavazza-branded IPA cups. Flavorwise, it has a mild herbal pungency and a deeper body - atypical for Illy beans (but they actually are Illy beans).