Citizen Cake

Overall Rating: 7.150


Address: 2125 Fillmore St.
Cross Street(s): Sacramento St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94115
Neighborhood: Fillmore
Phone: 415.861.2228
Hours: M-Sa 10am-10pm; Su 10am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: S
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Equator Estate Coffees
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 01/11/2011
First Reviewed: 01/11/2011
Notes: Coffee Sales

Review
This is the long-awaited revival of Elizabeth Falkner's since-defunct Hayes Valley original namesake shop. Opening in Nov 2010 on the spot of the former Vivande Porta Via, it's decorated with a lot of black-painted wood with red highlights. Inside there's a bar with stool seating and a number of black wooden tables and booths for more formal dining. However, the pastries are, not surprisingly, showcased in front. Quirky staff operate a UNIC Phoenix Twin behind the bar to pull shots of Equator Estate, which result in a thinner but healthy-looking darker brown crema. It has a limited body and not much sweetness, despite its rather short two-sip serving size. With a darker, heartier herbal flavor of cloves, there is limited brightness in the shot. Served in classic brown ACF cups. They also offer coffee in metal French presses.