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Overall Rating: 6.650


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


Address: 181 3rd St.
Cross Street(s): Mission St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.817.7836
Hours: M-Th 6:30am-10:30pm; F 6:30am-11pm; Sa 8am-11pm; Su 8am-2:30pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 7.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 8
Presentation: 9
Consistency: Consistent
Espresso Machine: UNIC
Coffee Rating: 5.80
Aroma: 6
Body: 5
Brightness: 6
Crema: 6
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Mr. Espresso
Cup Manufacturer: IPA
Price: $3.00
Last Update: 06/23/2005
First Reviewed: 10/04/2003
Notes: None

Review
A dark, dot-com-inspired hipster restaurant at the W Hotel. Sleek, black, and modern design. Once great drip coffee (no longer), and their espresso just beats average. A UNIC Phoenix hidden in the back produces a woody, mildly spiced, and slightly bitter flavor with a body that's almost thinner than their drip coffee. Modest amount of lighter crema. Served in designer Illy cups with two cubes of yuppie brown sugar. [CLOSED]