After a wander around Golden Gate Park with Mother and Father yesterday we had rather a long wait for the bus so wandered over a couple of blocks to get the Muni train instead – which took us right across the road from Beanery which I’d seen before in my SF Coffee pp. We’d been passed before but I wasn’t too sure from the outside what it would be like – looks a little ‘chain store’ from the outside.
I began to worry about the quality of the coffee during the ordering process. Even though I’d read they roast a couple times a week and the roaster was indeed in the front of the cafe for all to see, I was concerned when I was asked for a double or single shot cappuccino and I noticed a sign that advertised pumpkin spice lattes – those are chain store offerings.
I went for a double and it was rather grey and ashy with quite sharp edge. If I didn’t know their coffee was roasted frequently I would’ve said it tasted stale. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to go back there but it will be OK if I need a coffee while waiting for the Muni train in that part of town again. The scone was good. The cafe was also quite hot and stuffy – the door was open but I don’t think they had a fan or air conditioning going.
Beanery, 1307 9th Ave (between Irving St & Judah St), San Francisco