L'Eataliano

Overall Rating: 6.900


Address: 388 Market St., #106
Cross Street(s): Pine St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94111
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.397.0100
Hours: M-F 6am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 5
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Faema
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $1.75
Last Update: 10/19/2009
First Reviewed: 10/19/2009
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
Opening in April 2009 on the site of the former Eatcetera (they still retained their frozen yogurt machines), "eat" still seems the theme at this Financial District salad and panini shop. (Without the cured meats for sale, it ain't no gastronomia/deli.) It's an open space with vast ceilings and signage climbing up the walls in back. For seating, they have a smaller area of modern stools and high tables. And they serve espresso: Mr. Espresso, in fact, from a two-group, old school Faema machine with Mr. E branding. They pull relatively large shots with a crema on the pale side, but it's of a decent thickness. It has a stronger, potent flavor of pepper and tobacco, and it's served in rare "Mr. Espresso Collection '95" Nuova Point cups. There are even large bags of Mr. Espresso beans for sale.