Dash Cafe

Overall Rating: 7.900


Address: 420 Judah St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 9th & 10th Aves.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94122
Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Phone: 415.661.1237
Hours: M-Th 7:30am-9pm; F 7:30am-10pm; Sa 8:30am-10pm; Su 8:30am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.80
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: Blue Bottle Coffee Co.
Cup Manufacturer: Nuova Point
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 06/09/2011
First Reviewed: 06/09/2011
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Review
This relatively new neighborhood café caters to local UCSF medical students with a modernized coffee pedigree. There are a few sidewalk tables along Judah St. out front that are rarely used. Inside the space is a bit schizophrenic, starting with the bright, clean room with several tables upon entry with its wide windows facing Judah St. It's typically filled with laptop zombies where conversation is almost discouraged. Beyond that is the small serving area for waffles, lunch bites, and coffee - including a two-group La Marzocco Linea machine and a set of four Blue-Bottle-branded Bonmac drippers. In the back and somewhat below is a darker, more social, lounge-like space. It typically has fewer customers in daytime hours. They also have a wall of wine selections. They pull espresso shots with an even medium brown crema of decent thickness. It's served as a slightly high pour, even for a doppio, but the body is still good. It has a fresh Blue Bottle flavor that's a cross of smokiness and stone-fruit, and it's not overly bright. Served in classic brown Nuova Point cups.