This sister café to the Crissy Field Center is (less and less) inferior yet more popular — with the Golden Gate Bridge just outside. They serve the usual soup, sandwiches, baked goods, juices, and espresso. They have a few indoor tables and a lot of outdoor seating on benches and in the shade.

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They serve a custom blend from Mr. Espresso — and the staff seem to know Luigi (which is a good sign). Using a three-group Mr. Espresso Rancilio machine, they serve a very large espresso in a short paper cup with an decent layer of medium-brown crema. It has an herbal flavor with some tobacco notes. This place originally overextracted their shots a bit, but that (and their espresso) has since improved with shorter pours of late. Their weekday baristas here are also generally better than the ones on weekends.

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