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Caffe Frascati

315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
408 287-0400
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Ranked #9 of 1,906 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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96% Recommend
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London, UK
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
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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Sunnyvale, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

At a recent event the three wheel coffee truck from caffe Frascati was providing various coffee drinks to the large crowd at the fund raising event. His service was speedy and great cups of various coffee drinks we're provide to the attendees for free as part of the fund raising event. Recommend using the three wheel coffee truck when you... More

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Los Gatos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

OK coffee but quite slow service at times. Good menu selection for a cafe. Mezzanine is nice and cozy.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A good place in-and-of-itself, and a great place to wait for entry into the atmospheric Original Joe's.

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Escondido, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

They have a nice atmosphere and friendly service. Had a good Americano and breakfast bagel. Outdoor seating available too.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Staying with my colleagues in the Sainte Claire Hotel around the corner, and after waiting 45 min for an overpriced breakfast at the hotel, we decided to find a better alternative. Caffe Frascati is what we found, and what a find it was! Just around the corner but I would actually take a drive here if I would stay somewhere... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great coffee, pastries, sandwiches, beer, atmosphere, staff. A nice place to chill for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime. Very relaxing and the free wifi is nice whether you're sitting inside or the comfortable outside seating. Was at a conference at the Conference Center and Frascati was an excellent nearby refuge.

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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is convenient to the Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, arena and VTA trains in downtown San Jose. The lattes are excellent. There are a variety of pastries and some sandwiches. They could use more savory selections and the pastries were not fresh on Sunday morning (maybe we were too early). The service is excellent and friendly. They even... More

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Varese, Italy
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164 reviews 164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Didn't use the hotel breakfast, always enjoyed an excellent breakfast at Caffe Frascati. Daily fresh orange juice, good cappuccino, tasty croissants/bagels egg, ham, cheese.

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SF Bay Area
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I agree with the review by Beth S- a perfect caffe for downtown San Jose; it needs more such. Service excellent, food good, nice unhurried atmosphere, faintly hip, funky decor. I am writing this while sipping a latte, reading the NYT, waiting for the a.m. traffic to subside. Still summer-ish here, so people are sitting outside as well. Frascatti took... More

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