Heirloom Café

Overall Rating: 6.750


Address: 2500 Folsom St.
Cross Street(s): 21st St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
Phone: 415.821.2500
Hours: M-Sa 6pm-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 6.70
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: -0.5
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Ritual Coffee Roasters
Cup Manufacturer: Front of the House
Price: $3.50
Last Update: 04/10/2014
First Reviewed: 12/16/2010
Notes: None

Review
This corner neighborhood restaurant comes from a former L.A. sommelier, and it's reflected in its eclectic wine list. The food on the menu is designed to pair with the wines - which is a good concept, but also lends to food that doesn't quite live up to the wines. There are old wooden floors, old fashioned wallpaper on the walls, and rough wooden tables and chairs. They replaced their two-group Nuova Simonelli at the end of the open kitchen with a single-group La Marzocco Linea in 2014. With it, they pull large (formerly modest) shots of Ritual coffee that partially fill their large, Front of the House coffee cups. It has a rather even but thin medium brown crema with a flavor of some pepper and spice that manages to be a little concentrated despite the large volume. A once-good restaurant espresso that notched down a little due to size. It comes at a price that's less modest than their wine selections.