Golden Gate Perk Internet Cafe & Restaurant

Overall Rating: 4.550


Address: 401 Bush St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn Grant & Kearny Sts.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94108
Neighborhood: Financial District
Phone: 415.362.3929
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm; Sa 10am-6pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 4.80
Barista: 2
Savvy: 2
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: Inconsistent
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 4.30
Aroma: 5
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 4
Flavor: 4
Taster's Correction: 0.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $1.60
Last Update: 02/27/2006
First Reviewed: 10/03/2003
Notes: Temperature Control Problems

Review
Modest cybercafé with thoroughly modern appliances and décor - and heavy Illy coffee branding. Tucked in the back past its front door and steps, it boasts blonde wood floors, flat-screen monitors, WiFi Internet connectivity, and an HDTV. A real magnet for Internet users. Owner/batista Jae Min hosts Korean BBQ happy hours and offers kim chee to go. They serve espresso in an Illy logo ACF cup. Thin layer of very pale crema (which was more dark brown when they used Caffé Roma beans a few years ago). Thinner body, but not quite overextracted. Typical soft Illy flavor that's part drip coffee when watered down, part wood and spice. Machine temperature can run too cool in the morning. Come for the high-tech gear, but generally pass on the espresso.