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Piazza Cavana, 1, 34121 Trieste, Italy
+39(0)40 3229802
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good coffee!!

It's worth asking out this place I'd you're in need of a really good coffee!! It's quite close to the Pizza Unita and provides better coffee than most of the restaurants on or closer to the piazza.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Annemarie H
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It's worth asking out this place I'd you're in need of a really good coffee!! It's quite close to the Pizza Unita and provides better coffee than most of the restaurants on or closer to the piazza.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

So, if you look at the posted drinks card, you'll see that a coffee is priced at a reasonable 1.10 Euro. But when you get the bill, the coffee is suddenly up to 2.10, which thus includes "a service surcharge". More like a tourist ripoff surcharge... Basically, if you want to be treated like an idiot for your money, to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice place in pedestrian zone. Service was fast and totally OK. Swepss is šefe in 0.18cl which is funny fire me. Anything smaller then 0.2 is not acceptable accept short drinks. Snacks are good and portion is large. Prenesite chips...price....ok...Swepss and small Italian beer 8 euro

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Nuriootpa, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good service fast and furious. Great atmosphere often there are buskers playing in the adjacent piazza (square) great selection of complimentary nibbles inclusive of you drink price. Try a Spritz Aperol! Refreshing!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were served by the most unfriendly waitress and at the end a huge surprise was waiting for us: although she wasn't even looking at or talking to us we had to pay 1,- € Service Charge per Person. That would have been ok if there had been any service at all. Never again! Beside from that the drinks weren't... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We visited the "Life" lastweekend we did not eat there but the food looked delicious.The drinks were mixed perfectly.The bartenders were atentive and friendly.Great snacks.

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The coffee is Illy (nothing more to add), the service is fast and the staff is nice. The brioches are very good. The atmosphere is very nice either inside and outside. This cafe is a good choise either for breakfast or for a little break.

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Trieste, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It was one of the first places I have been here in Trieste for an appetitive and so far after two years it is my favorite place for drinks. It is located in the pedestrian area in the old and it is a very cool place in my opinion. Usually the bars in Trieste have the "old" look meanwhile Life's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Cavana, 1, 34121 Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39(0)40 3229802

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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