Ironside

Overall Rating: 7.150


Address: 680A 2nd St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Brannan & King Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94107
Neighborhood: China Basin
Phone: 415.896.1127
Hours: M 8am-3pm; Tu-F 8am-9pm; Sa 10am-9pm; Su 10am-2pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 7.20
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Marzocco
Coffee Rating: 7.10
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 6
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Medicinal
Coffee Beans: Four Barrel Coffee
Cup Manufacturer: Espresso Parts
Price: $2.25
Last Update: 11/22/2013
First Reviewed: 11/22/2013
Notes: None

Review
This is largely a sandwich shop. Some people get excited about sandwiches, but we think of them as the mentally lazy answer to "what's for lunch". They also offer beers on tap and a coffee service that shows a little effort. It's a large, rustic space with an upper wooden deck as well as a ground-floor seating area with large, shareable tables. Using a two-group, red La Marzocco FB/80, they pull shots of Four Barrel with a thin, blonde crema on a short black Espresso Parts cup. It has the sharp brightness and sweetness of Four Barrel with little to offer on the bass end of the spectrum, giving it a narrow, almost one-dimensional flavor profile. But it's not a terrible one at that. Still, this is more espresso of convenience than anything you'd seek out.