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315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
408 287-0400
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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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
Best expresso and coffee we have had since living in Italy!

We stumbled across Caffe Frascati and their three wheeled expresso/cafe truck in Los Gatos, immediately recognized a "real" expresso machine, and ordered an expresso and two macchiatos. While a bit worried that they wouldn't have the power on a truck to really steam the milk and make the expresso... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stumbled across Caffe Frascati and their three wheeled expresso/cafe truck in Los Gatos, immediately recognized a "real" expresso machine, and ordered an expresso and two macchiatos. While a bit worried that they wouldn't have the power on a truck to really steam the milk and make the expresso, we were happily surprised. We lived in Italy up to November... More 

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Went a couple of times during our trip because we were staying so close. The service was good, the coffee was pretty good just a little strong for me. They had music too, and an upstairs loft to sit at. It was a little warm up there a fan would have been nice.

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SF East Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped by for an espresso before the symphony. Delicious, as was spouse's iced americano. Pleasant, expert barista. Warm, relaxed atmosphere. Didn't sample any of the yummy-looking snacks and pastries. Lots of seating + active wifi.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Having lived in San Jose for over two years I found Cafe Frascati. Hidden away from the main strip it reminded my of cafés in Europe. Live music was being played and the tea actually tasted like tea. Great place to relax and watch the world go by whilst supping tea.

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Not the place to go if you're in a hurry and want some crappy coffee to take away. Here they take their time to brew it right. Even for a standard americano. I advise you to take a moment, have a seat, enjoy the jazzy atmosphere, and try one of their delicious coffee. Fresh juice and food is also very... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On a conference in San Jose for a week, so great to find a place just off the walk between the Fairmont and the Conference Centre. On these conferences, the coffee/drinks are horrendous, so great to find this cafe and to get 30mins to yourself over a great coffee. Good atmosphere. One day ate there (ham sandwich, I think), and... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were on the long drive from San Francisco to Paso Robles and checked reviews for a a light lunch. This was a good decision as the coffee was up there with the best and the freshly made paninis were really tasty. The atmosphere was busy and buzzy. The wait for the food was fine given the quality.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The only place I found in that area where the coffee tastes like coffee. real coffee. Excellent Place for a quick break from the day. Highly recommended!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Two of us stopped in for breakfast. Be prepared to pay for parking meters in front. The restaurant itself is quaint. We had ham & cheese croissants, caprese baguette, fresh squeezed oj & mocha. All were good & came out fairly quick. Service was friendly.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just went in at 11.50pm for a last minute coffee, and they were happy to oblige. Hipster vibe, looks great to hang out in. Quality chocolates on sale

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Additional Information about Caffe Frascati

Address: 315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
Phone Number: 408 287-0400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
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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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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