Thursday, June 15, 2006

Eon Cafe

Location: 24970 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward

Reviewed: June 14, 2006

Espresso: My double was served in a ~4oz. cup, but the cup was half full so it was about the right volume. The crema was thick, medium-brown, and very even in tone. It was full-bodied and well-balanced. The primary tastes were caramel and cacao. The barista did everything right: ground, tamped, etc. He even used a naked portafilter. They are a wholesale customer of Barefoot, and served me the Medan blend.

Atmosphere: Eon is located, fairly uniquely, in a stand-alone building across from Chabot College. The layout consists of three separate rooms (with no actual doors in between them), one of which contains a brick fireplace, a couch, and a couple of armchairs. Of note, my shot was served in a painted-design cup.

Verdict: Quite good; one of the best things to ever happen to the East Bay.

2 comments:

Timmy said...

I went again today (July 22), and the crema was a little pale and thin; the shot was slightly sour. Seems that they have some consistency issues to work out.

espressophile said...

More recently, they have improved in consistency and also now use properly-sized cups.