Enzo's Italian Deli

Overall Rating: 3.800

NOTE: This location is CLOSED (no longer in business).

Address: 35 New Montgomery St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Market & Mission Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94105
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.495.3566
Hours: M-F 6am-4pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 3.20
Barista: 4
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 3
Presentation: 2
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Carimali
Coffee Rating: 4.40
Aroma: 3
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 4
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: XL
Primary Taste: Malt-like
Coffee Beans: Caffé Malvina
Cup Manufacturer: Styrofoam
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 04/27/2006
First Reviewed: 09/24/2003
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Cubby-hole of an Italian deli. No inside seating, but two sidewalk tables. Pasta, panini, salads, and espresso. Barista makes a slow, deliberate espresso pour, leaving only a thin layer of excessively pale (almost white) crema. Dry flavor, closer to malty than anything else, and leaving a considerable mouthfeel and aftertaste. Body weight and flavor profile all vary here. This was once a better cup when the pour was much shorter. Overpriced drip coffee. They should have stopped making espresso long before Starbucks moved in down both streets they are on. [CLOSED: Now the Sentinel as of May 2008.]