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Blue Bottle Cafe (Re)Visited

lovebitessf | May 7, 200801:44 PM

I am a big fan of Blue Bottle Coffee, but I am disappointed with the my experiences at the new Cafe at Mint Plaza after 3 visits.

The siphon bar and food service don't open until 9 AM, which strikes me as strange. Been there too early, so still haven't tried the coffee from the siphon bar.

Stopped in with my family this past Sunday at 8:50...still too early to wait for coffee from the siphon machine. (It seems to be a 10 minute process at least.) Right at 9:00 AM we ordered the toast with butter and jam, a waffle, and the popeye eggs. We were served the toast and wafffle at 9:20, and I did not get my popeye eggs until 9:30 - no explanation, no apology - just seemed like this is par for the course?!

The food was good - they use Acme bread, and the waffle was tasty - but not worth putting up with the slow and poor service.

Is my experience unique?

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