Tango Gelato

Overall Rating: 6.150

Address: 2015 Fillmore St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn California & Pine Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Fillmore
Phone: 415.346.3692
Hours: Su-Th 11:30am-10pm; F-Sa 11:30am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Ice cream shop (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 5
Body: 5
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Delco
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 02/12/2007
First Reviewed: 02/12/2007
Notes: None

This gelato bar has about a dozen small caf´┐Ż tables indoors with some bench seating facing the inset window panes at the doorway for maximum people watching along Fillmore. They call it 'expresso' on the menu, so you've been warned. Using a single-group Elektra, the barista makes a slow, deliberate pour (good) to fill a demitasse near the rim (not good). It has a mottled medium and light brown crema of modest thickness. Flavorwise, it's mostly a smoky tobacco with some expected ashiness. Could be a lot worse.