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Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
+1 415-982-2605
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I kept reading rave reviews about this place. For some reason, I thought that it was going to be a little bit different. However, it is like any other coffee shop with hispters sitting around on their laptops. Service was extremely pokey and less cordial...More

Thank Michael v
Reviewed 2 days ago

When your walking along Little Italy, don't forget to visit Caffe Trieste and savor the aroma of true Italian espresso. I ordered one and I was transformed to the idea that I was backed again in Venice sipping a cup of coffee. I don't see...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This landmark coffee and baked good shops has stood the tests of time and for good reason. We stopped in for an afternoon pick me up and were greeted warmly by the staff. The rugalach which the barista recommended was delicious and the latte great....More

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for coffee/reasonably priced food,place had character and it was a welcome stop off point following visits to City Lights Bookstore/The Beat Museum

Thank Uppercraigorian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had an evening coffee here as my daughter said it was amazingly good - and she was so right! There was live music on as well, an unexpected treat This cafe is an institution and rightfully so ... long may it continue!

Thank gary w
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered our latte and cappuccino (and pizza) from the steamed-milk maestro at Caffe Trieste. Since 1956, the Trieste has attracted poets, artists, and wannabe writers for a heady mix of java, animated conversation, and free spontaneous belcanto-opera from patrons every Saturday. Today, the lady...More

Thank Janice115
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Good coffee drinks, pastry, pizza slice. Grumpy service. Internet slow. Floors we're dirty. Bathrooms dirty.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I had a great cup of coffee at Caffe Triste. The service was good, the cafe has a great, local atmosphere and you can sit outside on a sunny day.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Caffe Trieste is more or less on Grant Street near the thoroughfare of Columbus Avenue. I stopped by here for coffee and a quick breakfast on the way to a business meeting. It's basically counter service.There are about 20 cafe style tables and when I...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 23 February 2017

very nice and full of history (photo's as a barber shop with musicians) very good coffee, nice seating with lots of phones of famous (italian) guests. Toilet a little rundown. pay only in cash

Thank hpheleen
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.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2605
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