Réveille Coffee Co.

Overall Rating: 8.200


Address: 200 Columbus Ave.
Cross Street(s): Pacific Ave. & Kearny St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94133
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Phone: 415.789.6258
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm; Sa 8am-6pm; Su 8am-5pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 8.20
Barista: 8
Savvy: 9
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 8.20
Aroma: 8
Body: 7
Brightness: 9
Crema: 8
Flavor: 8
Taster's Correction: 1.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Turpeny
Coffee Beans: Four Barrel Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Espresso Parts
Price: $2.50
Last Update: 08/25/2013
First Reviewed: 08/25/2013
Notes: Coffee Sales; Coffee Accessory Sales; Outdoor Seating

Review
Tommy & Christopher Newbury did enough business with their mobile coffee truck service to finally go all "establishment" and open this brick & mortar shop in Nov. 2012. It's an attractive space on an angular corner off Columbus Ave., with long counters along large, sunny windows with stool seating around the perimeter of the space. At the center is their main service area, with dueling two-group La Marzocco Linea machines and clear Hario V60 drippers. At this location, they also get to offer some breakfast and lunch fare, but the focus is still primarily on the coffee. They serve their espresso shots a little high with a perfectly even, medium brown crema. The body is a touch thin, and the flavor is expectedly bright: a sharper pungency complemented with fruitiness. Served in Réveille-logo black Espresso Parts cups with a glass of mineral water on the side. A solid cup that doesn't go beyond their truck service and leaves a little room to improve itself.