This is a fairly busy corner café on a busier intersection. This outlet in the Martha & Bros. chain has a few outdoor tables in front. Inside they have dark wood chairs and faux black marble café tables. The walls are covered in coffee accessories for sale: French presses, beans, etc.

Martha & Bros. humble Pacific Heights exterior Inside Martha & Bros. in Pacific Heights

Using a three-group Faema E91 Diplomat, they pull a short espresso shot with a medium brown layer of crema of limited thickness. It’s surprisingly not as ashy as some Martha & Bros. outlets can get, though it has a pungent, smoky flavor. Here the coffee menu only offers short shots of espresso for $2.

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The Pacific Heights Martha & Bros. espresso