Café Chez Maman

Overall Rating: 6.100


Address: 2223 Union St.
Cross Street(s): Fillmore St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94123
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Phone: 415.771.7771
Hours: M-W 11:30am-10pm; Th-F 11:30am-10:30pm; Sa 10:30am-10:30pm; Su 10
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Elektra
Coffee Rating: 5.70
Aroma: 5
Body: 6
Brightness: 5
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 07/14/2007
First Reviewed: 07/14/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
Another outlet in Jocelyn Bulow's local chain. This one has three sidewalk tables, several zinc indoor tables, and counter seating on stools at the small kitchen. Using a single-group Elektra machine hidden away in the tiny cubby-hole coffee/bar station, they pull espresso shots with a blonde, blotchy crema. They fill it near the rim, so it's a bit weak (tres français). It has a mellow, creamy, and watery flavor of mild spice. Served in Illy-logo designer IPA cups and saucers.