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Trip Report: Emporio Rulli Il Caffé @ Union Square

Posted by TheShot on 07 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This swanky, authentic, Italian-style bar/café is located at the Stockton St. Pavillion, atop the Union Square plaza. Say hello to Italian marble and mahogany. They have a decent amount of indoor seating along large windows and a vast swath of exposed outdoor seating beneath Pellegrino parasols. They even feature some bar counterspace for stand-up espresso […]

Trip Report: The Canvas Gallery/Café

Posted by TheShot on 23 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This vast space with high ceilings is a combination gallery, café, and lounge. It’s immensely popular, and it can sometimes be difficult to find a seat despite the space. The layout is smartly sectioned off with mobile gallery walls so it has more privacy than an open gallery space might normally have. They offer free […]

Trip Report: Palio Paninoteca

Posted by TheShot on 12 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

This Montgomery St. café is named for a famous Medieval bareback horse race in Italy’s Piemonte region, the parent restaurant around the corner (Palio d’Asti), and, well, Italian sandwiches. (Note: there’s a sister café on the UCSF campus.) They have many café tables in an airy space with large, high windows facing street traffic. This […]

Trip Report: Emporio Rulli Gran Caffé

Posted by TheShot on 11 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Some of the e-mail I receive comes from café and coffee house owners who ask me to revisit and re-review their espresso. The ones who do bother to e-mail obviously care about their espresso, so I am only happy to oblige. Last week, at the e-mail requests of both Mario and Gary Rulli (though Gary […]

Inside Mr. Espresso

Posted by TheShot on 19 Dec 2005 | Filed under: Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Restaurant Coffee, Roasting

Mr. Who? Chances are that the name “Mr. Espresso” doesn’t exactly hit you over the head as a symbol of the Bay Area’s finest espresso — but it should. They were recently ranked 6th in CitySearch.com’s 2005 Best San Francisco Coffee. At first, this may seem like a pretty good feat. You might even recognize […]

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