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Antico Caffe San Marco

Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 064 1724
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“book shop” (7 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of charm and history. Slow and confused service but the coffee is good and the tiramisu is excellent. Over priced , maximizing its heritage.

Thank Ram D
Reviewed August 15, 2018

great 100 year old cafe. Have your coffee where Jame Joyce spent a great deal of time! the woodwork is beautiful!

Thank Carl G
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Must confirm all the positive reviews of this Caffe so far. We’ve stopped by for a morning coffee and breakfast. The service was really nice and helpfull. Showed us everything to choose from and gave us enough time to make our decision what we would...More

Thank Marek A
Reviewed June 15, 2018

it's a cafe and a bookshop, all in one, it's one of those grand old cafes but it looks now a bit shabby, had excellent tiramisu here and my friend coffee

Thank TanjaD
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

A 'must' for Trieste visitors! The café with the perfect art nouveau interieur - partly used as book shop - is unique! Unequivocally recommend.

Thank FrankMcLynn
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Coffee shop plus bookshop, what better combination? Coffee was great, pastry above average, and I actually quite fancied the daily menu but was in too much of a hurry. A Trieste institution and no problem to see why. Much less formal than the other classic...More

Thank moonson
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This place is one of the oldest cafes in Trieste, it has a bookstore inside. The place itself is beautiful and it is also a very nice to work for a while, but it needs some maintenance (for example the toilets). I recommend a visit...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed November 26, 2017

San Marco cafe is a warm and cozy spot to take refuge from the weather. Beautifully decorated, filled with interesting books, pictures and antiques with great coffee and pastries. Spacious interior, beautiful lighting, friendly table service and water served with coffee are some of the...More

1  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a must for me every time I am in Trieste. I reckon it is one of those places that make you understand the sould and history of this city that was for many centuries the harbour of Central Europe. An elegant place to...More

Thank Gianluca D
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Friendliest staff, superb food on the menu, and the historical café is a must-see! A gem in Trieste!

1  Thank mfds
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September 1, 2018|
Response from moonson | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Jim, don’t know. It’s quite big and quite ‘arty’ so worth a look. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 064 1724
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