This café sits on the south side of Geary Blvd.’s viaduct/quasi-freeway exit, west of Masonic Ave. There’s a Denny’s-esque wall of curved glass that creates an almost greenhouse-like front enclosure, but you need to enter this small space by walking down the narrow passageway just past it.

Inside there’s a colorful interior with several café tables and color photos from world travels on the walls. They offer panini, free Wi-Fi, and friendly neighborhood staff — and a loyal neighborhood following.

Approaching Nani's Coffee Inside Nani's Coffee

Using a two-group Mr. Espresso Rancilio machine, they pull espresso shots with an even, slightly thin layer of medium brown crema. It tastes smoky and pungent — generally pleasant, though it is not altogether very potent. Served in classic thick-walled brown ACF cups.

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Nani's Coffee: tight space and décor The Nani's Coffee espresso