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Caffe Greco

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
+1 415-397-6261
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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West Dundee, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a quick lunch and were very pleased. We had 2 of their panini sandwiches. The paninis were great and not oily or greasy at all. They also had excellent cannolis.

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Thank ErikandMeg
Stoney Beach, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best almond scone I have EVER had!!! Excellent macchiato. Friendly service. Only drawback is cash-only, but ATM across the street. :0) I highly recommend if you want an authentic Italian cafe!!

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Thank Stacey J
Oak Park, Illinois
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited several times for breakfast and it reminded me of being in Italy. Very good coffee, friendly staff, and wonderful pastries. My favorite were the croissants with Nutella spread on them and toasted warm. OMG! I had a scone one morning and it was very good too. Atmosphere is very casual.

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Thank dgilbert9294
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had a tasty tomato and mozzarella bagel and a very average coffee. The location a fab and the street tables are great. Given the neighbourhood I'd have expected better coffee hence the 3 star rating. Order inside before seating.

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Thank Coastliners_HK
Brisbane, Australia
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617 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Fabulous atmosphere with the vermouth posters, great service, superb coffee and delicious cannoli. Not much else needs to be said other than to bring cash as they do not accept credit. Sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by. Bliss

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Thank Pauline K
Charlotte, NC
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Serving Illy coffee, every drink is rich and smooth. When I come to SF, this is where I like to grab a cappuccino, espresso and a sweet, and sit on the street and people watch. It's a chill break from walking and hustle. Enjoy!

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Thank Gold44r
Truro, Canada
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by and sat outside for a great coffee and cakes. Lovely coffee taste and choice of cakes etc. Authentic Italian in so much as there is no waiter service and no credit cards were accepted but having said that probably the best coffee shop in Little Italy....... Worth a stop whilst you are walking around the area

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Thank Dean W
Copenhagen, Denmark
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A really nice traditional cafe european style with very kind and charming staff. Simple well made and very good food. Good freshly squeezed juice. Seating outside with great views to the charming old neighbourhood with the more modern trans am pyramid etc as background

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Thank SRNCPH
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Illy Cafe, best on city. If you like expresso here is the place !!! Good service and price.very nice wirh children the tiramisu is the best of the city and the bagels are originals and very good.

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Thank MediPescador
Wales
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Really friendly, authentic cafe. Great cappuccino and wonderful food. Really great service. Enough said. Thank you!!

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Thank CaerdyddWales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-397-6261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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