Cafe Infusion

Overall Rating: 6.400

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

Address: 829 Mission St.
Cross Street(s): Btwn 4th & 5th St.
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
Phone: 415.808.0808
Hours: M-Th 11am-10pm; F-Sa 11am-12am
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 6
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Promac
Coffee Rating: 6.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 6
Crema: 5
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Illy
Cup Manufacturer: Other Ceramic
Price: $1.50
Last Update: 03/02/2006
First Reviewed: 03/02/2006
Notes: None

This café inhabits a long space along the 5th & Mission parking garage, and it features local musicians and artists. Inside there are many couches, tables, and stools - and rice plates, salads, baked goods, and ice cream. They use Tully's for drip coffee and Illy for espresso. Using a two-group Green Compact PU Promac at the end of the ice cream counter, they produce an espresso with a light to medium brown crema that thins out rather quickly. In general, it's a properly sized shot - making the flavor semi-potent even if the body is a touch watery. They serve it at a lukewarm temperature, and it tastes of some smoke, cardimon, and cedar. They staff are very nice and eager to build a good business. [CLOSED: as of October 2007. Becoming a nail salon.]