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North Star Cafe

Via Dante Alighieri 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 765420
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Coffee served with a smile.

Caffe Stella Polare was a favourite meeting place for James Joyce and his pupil and friend Italo... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Alexandra P
Greater London, United Kingdom
Traditional cafe perfect for a break

Trieste is a wonderful city and after getting lost among its impressive buildings, spend to rest... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Cinthya L
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4 Jun 2017
“Coffee served with a smile.”
28 May 2017
“Traditional cafe perfect for a break”
Via Dante Alighieri 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 765420
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Caffe Stella Polare was a favourite meeting place for James Joyce and his pupil and friend Italo Svevo. A good cup of coffee or tea can be consumed here as well as a variety of pastries, pizzette and sandwiches. You can choose to eat outside...More

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Trieste is a wonderful city and after getting lost among its impressive buildings, spend to rest for a good coffee and something sweet to resume energy this coffee is an excellent choice. Good price, pleasant attention and a quality patisserie with traditional products. A very...More

Thank Cinthya L
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Traditional coffee house, Vienna style, with inexpensive choices and nice decoration. Not more than just a cafe.. that's all.

Thank Gazap0
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered two cappuccino with price 1,60 but waitter charge us each cappuccino 2,50 EU without bill. No pillows on the chairs, no water for my small dog, waitter was untidy and Said that he do not serve dog.

Thank Ico A
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Staffed by young, unexperienced and rude personal whose objective is simply to maximize table rotation. The menu and options are very basic and the quality is poor. The place has no charm and lacks the "old days" atmosphere. A TV was on broadcasting the news!...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Revisiting Trieste from Venice and strolling through the central area we chanced on this cafe with it's historic interior. Preparing to write this report we were surprised by the negative reviews. Our experience was totally different. The staff were welcoming, the service good and the...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

I've been at that café to eat two tramezzini. The service was poor but the most annoying thing was the waiter. He was really rude treating to me and another customer. Il servizio molto scarso. La cosa che mi ha dato piu noia e' stato...More

Thank granicbep
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

We coincidentally sat in this cafe. Later, I realized that it is Stela Polare which I saw on TA. Honestly, sitting outside is just like being in any other cafe, nothing special.Still I believe it may be very interesting inside, so next time I must...More

Thank 123321_11
Reviewed 19 August 2012

One of often recomended cefes/restaurant in Trieste, but in comparison with others we visited in Triste it is "only" slightly above average. Maybe our impression is caused by choice of food and by the fact that we were sitting outside (the interior is historic and...More

Thank Petr O
Reviewed 12 February 2012

good food for good price, cheap meal, lot of vegetables , many sweets

Thank AttilaBognar
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