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Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
+1 415-982-2605
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (7 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 1 week 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 20 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 14 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 8 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
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We absolutely enjoyed hanging out in this cafe whilst exploring the North Beach area. The coffee was delicious and the juke box is a nice add on. Great spot for just relaxing and watching the world go by.

Thank Sumsi2015
Reviewed 16 February 2017

visiting from Toronto with some friends. read reviews on here, but was disappointed with coffee. atmosphere was good both sat night and sun morn. they even had a live 2 pc band sunday. the pastries were ok, but the espresso was very disappointing (I drink...More

Thank Redtruck T
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a locals cafe. Cash only. Good stop after or before City Light Books. We've only ever had lattes etc but I think they have food and beer too.

Thank Kirsy1
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had really expected something special but--and maybe it was because we went at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night--the pastries were all old, dry, and almost stale....Cute restaurant but nothing special. And they don't take credit cards!

Thank Kesslane
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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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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