Overall Rating: 6.700

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 1708 Church St.
Cross Street(s): 29th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94131
Neighborhood: Noe Valley
Phone: 415.647.3200
Hours: Tu-Th 5:30pm-9:30pm; F-Sa 5:30pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 6
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.90
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Tuxton
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 11/24/2007
First Reviewed: 02/18/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

With the true long name of "Joey and Eddie Pescheria del Pescatore," this Italian seafood restaurant is often busy and requires a squeeze no matter where you walk. They have outdoor seating at two sidewalk tables in front and at a rear patio. They even carry a decent selection of grappa. For espresso, they have a cheaper two-group La Spaziale at the bar. They also tend to grind their beans in advance rather extensively. However, the resulting shot is pretty good for restaurant espresso. It has a thin, mottled brown crema, occasionally with some lighter striping/dots. But what's redeeming is its deeper, darker, pungent flavor: it's relatively bold and flavorful. Their Lubiana cups have been more recently been replaced in rotation with cheaper Tuxton. Sometimes there's a bit of coffee grit at the bottom of them. [CLOSED: as of April 2008.]