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Caffe Frascati

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315 South First Street, San Jose, CA
408 287-0400
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Great little coffee shop

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank NormMacNeil
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank ProudCalifNative
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

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

Thank FoodiesParadise
Concord, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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 

Thank N_skier
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

Thank sushicrazy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 

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

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 

Thank Kerry W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stumbled on this coffee shop while staying at the Weston hotel around the corner. Ordered a ham, egg, and cheese croissant and a tall cappuccino for breakfast and it was all SO good. The sandwich was delicate yet hot and full of tasty ingredients. However, the coffee was the best. No bitter taste, just a cup of Rich goodness. Highly... More 

Thank Lucy L
Milan, Italy
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Thank sbh858
Turlock, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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.

Thank TCardinale2013

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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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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