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Antico Caffe San Marco

Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 064 1724
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“book shop” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Trieste and the Caffe San Marco is a nice place to go. However, I've had a couple of experiences while there that I wasn't very happy with. On a couple of occasions, I wondered if I was being overcharged because they thought...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank terifc
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a true piece of the history of Trieste, one of the oldest coffee houses in town where academics and intellectuals would meet to ponder the issues of the day. The interior is beautifully preserved and the whole place is truly atmospheric. The caffe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dakleydog
Reviewed September 17, 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 660ramd
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 845mareka
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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