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Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
+1 415-982-2605
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pastry” (8 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reviewed so many cafe's in the U.S., it would make you head spin. I finally found the perfect cup of espresso in America. Wow! A blended Italian coffee like no other. I am not kidding you. As a bonus, very welcoming neighborhood staff....More

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Caffe Trieste is an iconic place on culinary map of San Francisco. Opened in 1956 by Giovanni Giotta ("Papa Gianni"), Caffe Trieste is said to be the first espresso coffee shop on the West Coast. Walking inside you can literally feel the history of this...More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time here. The staff was nice and funny and the location is very retro. Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate are yummy!

Thank Alisia Y
Reviewed 20 January 2018

In this Caffe ordering a latte you get a real flavourful Italian cappuccino, but is huge as much as everything in USA. The peastries are also big and good!

Thank trippingaround71
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I've been coming to Caffe Trieste for almost 40 years - long a favorite before the plethora of gourmet coffee places popped up all over the city. The cafe, though worn around the edges, exudes a rustic charm that makes you feel like you dropped...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Awful attitude towards clients. He yelled at us within minutes of entering asking to not block the entrance when we were just arriving Only cash!! Food was good but I wouldn’t come back... when you pay, you want good and kind service

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Great coffee and a very simple ambiance. This is the go to spot if you want a good cappuccino or espresso. Largely patronized by those in the neighborhood. They have a Juke box that feature a lot of opera.... Fun place...

Thank foodloversacto
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This shop is a classic old time San Francisco coffee shop. it has not changed since the beginning. Many old timers still come here on a daily basis. The quality of all items is estll excellent, and it has that old San Francisco ambiance that...More

Thank cptoo
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from a local who lived in North Beach her entire life. Very charming caffe that makes you feel like you made a trip back in time. Good coffee, delicious deserts. Wine also available. This place is cash only. Came...More

Thank Gabigabs
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Dropped in here as my son is a movie buff.. So took an uber from the centre of town.. Outside and the cafe looks, well a little tired if I am honest.. Inside - Not much better, is just a tired old cafe, lacking in...More

Thank Peter M
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 features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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