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Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919 (Telegraph Hill)
415-982-2605
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Ranked #339 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian, Café
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A no frills kind of place with a cool eccentric throwback vibe and awesome latte. Would come back again.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stop here after a meal in Chinatown. Great coffee, carrot cake, and an atmosphere you expect in an Italian cafe. Italian songs in the background while you sip your coffee. Old world feel - charming place to stop before you continue your way up hill!

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

a friendly local place that's always busy. love to go for coffee and a bite when we are in the neighborhood. food is always good, staff friendly with some outside seating

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Elk Grove, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Crowded and lively. Not the fastest service so don't go if you are in a hurry. Food is wonderful especially the pasta.

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Sonoma, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Not trendy, not chic, but if you like authentic old-school SF this is a great place. Ate supper across the street an came in for coffee and dessert. Loved the boston creme pie and the caramel cheesecake, the coffees were first rate. They claim to be the first espresso bar on the west coast, and they make a pretty convincing... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

i met my husband in here but that's not the point. i first came here in high school but that's neither the point. my little eleven year old daughter loves it here but that's also not the point. the point is the belovedly too strong russian tea they make as soon as they see me walk into the little changed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice coffee and its clearly popular with the locals. They have fresh orange juice but i found their pastries a bit stale. A good place for coffee but I didn't really find the atmosphere charming. A bit down and out

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

San Francisco is a fantastic city this coffee is a great place to stop in the middle of the day and celebrate life, locals, tourists, everyone can fell at home at this little corner place. I don't miss it every time I'm in town. This place is old, charming and it shows..... is aging like a gorgeous italian lady.

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Or perhaps I ordered the wrong type because most of the positive reviews here seem to agree with their espresso and cappuccino; I hadn't read the review when I visited the place and ordered their latte - it was just so-so. In fact, it was a too bitter for my taste. While I agree and like the quaint, rustic atmosphere,... More

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Manly, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The coffee is the reason to go -- period. Interesting pics on the walls and so on -- and an eclectic crowd -- sometimes live music -- other times people sitting and writing or just reading. As for the negative reviewers -- I'm not sure what they expect. The place is old but authentic -- not a re-creation like so... More

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