Nado Gelato Cafe

Overall Rating: 5.800

Address: 1017 C Ave.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 10th St. & Orange Ave.
City, State ZIP: Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 619.522.9053
Hours: Su-Sa 8am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Ice cream shop
Cafe Rating: 5.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 4
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 4
Brightness: 7
Crema: 5
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Blue Bridge Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: China Ceramic
Price: $1.80
Last Update: 07/03/2009
First Reviewed: 07/03/2009
Notes: Coffee Sales; Outdoor Seating

This Italian gelato café keeps a low, old school profile just before traffic enters the nearby naval base. There's sidewalk seating on benches and at a single table with a parasol. Indoors there isn't much more seating: random stools and two tall, small tables. The main attraction is the gelato here, made by Seattle's Bottega Italiana, and its flavors are all in Italian names. For espresso, the use, and sell retail, beans from local roaster, Blue Bridge Coffee, which operates next door. They offer a four-cup Melitta bar, and for espresso they employ a two-group Rancilio Epoca. They produce espresso shots with a thin, pale-to-medium-brown crema, with a thinner body. It has mostly a simple flavor of mild spices, but there's a freshness you can still make out in the cup. Served in Crate & Barrel China cups.