Saturday, October 08, 2005

Emporio Rulli

Location: Union Square, San Francisco

Reviewed: October 4, 2005

Espresso: The espresso here was poured directly into the cup, but the crema was pale and thin. It did have some interesting fruity and chocolate notes, but they were mostly overwhelmed by bitterness.

Atmosphere: Rulli is a very posh sort of place. There is a marble floor, and the baristas work in white shirts and black ties. The pastry case is filled with very good looking pastries. Seating is limited, and the place can get very crowded. Most of the seating is outdoors on the square.

Verdict: This place seems to have potential. They could probably be pretty good with some training. As it now stands, they are a disappointment.

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