Posh Bagel

Overall Rating: 2.900

Address: 266 Sutter St.
Cross Street(s): Grant St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.951.0133
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm; Sa-Su 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.00
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 2
Presentation: 2
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Pasquini
Coffee Rating: 2.80
Aroma: 2
Body: 2
Brightness: 3
Crema: 4
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Java City
Cup Manufacturer: Paper
Price: $1.59
Last Update: 01/19/2007
First Reviewed: 01/19/2007
Notes: None

Walking into places like this for espresso ratings feels like donating your body to science - except while you're still alive. All signs are bad when the counter menu calls it 'expresso'. This is a dank, dark, and depressing cheap eatery near Union Square with some indoor table and window counter seating. Using a two-group Pasquini at the register, they pull gargantuan-sized shots of overextracted espresso in paper cups. It has that ashy overextracted aroma, a thin layer of medium brown crema, and a watered-down flavor of mild spice.