Friday, April 21, 2006

Cafe Siena

Location: 26 E. Main St., Los Gatos

Reviewed: April 21, 2006

Espresso: My shot was served as a proper single (~1.25oz) in a ceramic cup. When the person taking my order responded to my request "for here" with the word "excellent" I had some degree of hope; unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to expectation. The crema was pale and thin; the primary tastes were dark fruit and milk chocolate. Body was medium, and acidity was high. Overall, it was slightly bittersweet.

Atmosphere: Siena is a pretty cool place. There is a concrete floor, high open ceiling, large picture windows along the two sides of the shop that face the street. A collection of what appear to possibly be copies of Italian family coats of arms hang scattered throughout the facility.

Verdict: Cool place, coffee could be better, but it wasn't bad.

1 comment:

Timmy said...

Stopped in this afternoon (5/10) for a cappuccino. Milk foam was decently consistent (not excessively thick), but the foam was "macro-bubble"; it had the classic Italian 'monk-head' on top. The beverage was on the hot side.

An employee confirmed to me that the flags used to be coats of arms, but they now represent districts in Siena.