L's Caff�

Overall Rating: 4.900

Address: 2871 24th St.
Cross Street(s): Bryant St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.206.0274
Hours: M-W 6am-9pm; Th-F 6am-10pm; Sa 7am-10pm; Su 7am-6:30pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 5.50
Barista: 4
Savvy: 5
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 4.30
Aroma: 5
Body: 5
Brightness: 4
Crema: 6
Flavor: 2
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Organic Coffee Co., The
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.30
Last Update: 11/26/2006
First Reviewed: 11/26/2006
Notes: None

This casual caf� run by Mission locals lives across the street from the newer, trendier Sugarlump. It's a true caf� in that they offer sandwiches, salads, and even mollettes. Using a two-group Elektra Maxi at the rear coffee station, they pull espresso shots that have a thick foam of lighter brown crema - and yet it is featureless and adds little to the cup. The pour is immense - to the top of the rim. Like the Organic Coffee Co. mothership, the flavor is on the ashy side - except here it is even moreso (just with the watered-down volume in the cup added to the mix). And just to prove how most consumer review sites are pointless, this caf� was rated the fifth best coffee spot in SF according to Yelp as of June 2008.