Buon Giorno Bakery Café

Overall Rating: 6.700

Address: Junipero Ave.
Cross Street(s): West side of Junipero Ave., btwn Fifth & Sixth Aves.
City, State ZIP: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
Neighborhood: N/A
Phone: 831.624.0221
Hours: Su-Sa 6:00am-5:00pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery
Cafe Rating:
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: VFA Expres
Coffee Rating:
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Estate Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Eschenbach
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 3/19/2005
First Reviewed: 3/19/2005
Notes: Coffee Bean Sales, Outdoor Seating


This pleasant, indoor/outdoor café is one of the few espresso bars in town that lives up to high standards. A few indoor tables for reading the newspaper, and some patio seating out in the back. Fresh baked goods. Their coffee beans come from Estate Coffee in Monterey, and their staff is well trained in the art of deliberate shot tamping and texturing steamed milk. Using a three-group VFA Expres machine, they produce an espresso with a textured, medium brown crema with a pungent, herbal flavor. Served in Eschenbach cups.