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Caffe Frascati

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315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
408 287-0400
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee shop (and bar)

Popped in here for a coffee - which was very nice - and then stayed for a bottle of beer, which was too (a Californian lager, Firestone Walker's 805). There's a really friendly, calm vibe to the place - which does feel like a coffee shop you'd visit in Italy. It's also very good value - $2.65 for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
kit2727
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for a coffee - which was very nice - and then stayed for a bottle of beer, which was too (a Californian lager, Firestone Walker's 805). There's a really friendly, calm vibe to the place - which does feel like a coffee shop you'd visit in Italy. It's also very good value - $2.65 for a coffee... More 

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Thank kit2727
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just drove out to Caffe Frascati, and on the door there's a sign saying that the Commedia night has been moved to Wednesday. It was pretty disappointed that they haven't updated their website.

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Thank oliver s
Pennsylvania, US
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409 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch after the Auto Show at the SJ Convention Center. The vegetarian Panini was great as was the 3-cheese Panini (both were huge). They have an interesting selection of beers which great prices and delicious coffee too. If you're there in the evenings, check out the weekly music performances too.

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Thank nylady21
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Nice quiet little coffee shop with wifi and plenty of seating; a few power outlets around the place to plug in the laptop; nice selection of breakfast/lunch items; great coffee

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Thank NormMacNeil
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Oh my, this is a highlight of the month each and every month of the year. Come on by and experience wonderful opera from local favorites while enjoying a bold coffee and a yummy almond pastry, you will be 100% in heaven and happy! Other music and poetry during the week. So thankful for Caffe Frascati, casual and welcoming!

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Thank ProudCalifNative
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Good coffee, nice staff, cool vintage interior and really great live music! Can recommend this cafe to everyone. Thank you!

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Thank FoodiesParadise
Concord, California
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172 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

In a world saturated with coffee chains, a coffee house like Caffee Frascati is a delight. The coffee is excellent, the pastries high quality. The baristas are pleasant.The ambiance is European. There is an upstairs balcony for hanging out, with a couple of plugs for electronic devices. On Saturday nights there is live entertainment, sort of an open mike with... More 

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Thank N_skier
Atlanta
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I bit more formal Italian than the Italian restaurant down the street. Our meals were very good and we did return on our subsequent visit to San Jose. It is a lively place and was filled with older patrons both times we dined.

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Thank sushicrazy
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be with my mom when she discovered this coffee shop, and boy, what a find it was. The cappuccinos are beyond good. My cappuccino totally tasted like an authentic Italian coffee and the Caffe matches the Italian feel perfectly as well. I didn't have the chance to try any of the food besides the feta... More 

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Thank Brennan W
Hesperia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Found this while visiting my daughter at ballet intensive at Ballet San Jose. Amazing to find a great cappuccino like I had in Rome in an atmosphere and building evocative of the cafés in Rome as well. Two mornings here now, yesterday a ham egg and cheese croissant good , and this morning's spinach feta croissant was an even better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408 287-0400
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?