Cocola Bakery & Pastry

Overall Rating: 4.900

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

Address: 845 Market St., Suite 499
Cross Street(s): 4th Floor, the Westfield Centre
City, State ZIP: San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: Union Square
Phone: 415.512.6776
Hours: M-Sa 9:30am-9pm; Su 10am-7pm
Type of Establishment: Bakery (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.00
Barista: 6
Savvy: 4
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Rancilio
Coffee Rating: 3.80
Aroma: 3
Body: 4
Brightness: 4
Crema: 5
Flavor: 3
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Ashy
Coffee Beans: Peerless
Cup Manufacturer: Homer Laughlin
Price: $2.10
Last Update: 10/03/2006
First Reviewed: 10/03/2006
Notes: None

On the fourth floor among the more elegant mall eateries of the downtown Westfield Centre, this bakery/café has a long patisserie counter, chandeliers, and numerous café tables. Using a new three-group Rancilio, they produce an espresso with a very thin layer of light brown crema. It has the classic Peerless Coffee diluted ashy bitterness for a flavor, and yet it is not overextracted (it has a modest pour size). The barista is relative skilled here but cannot compensate for all the quality factors that set this place back. Actually a bit disappointing when compared with their Santana Row location in San Jose. [CLOSED: as of 2011.]