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Caffe Trieste

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Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian, Café
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Caffe Trieste
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
415-982-2605
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Positively charming
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Mathilda S
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Leuven, Belgium

The nostalgic interior immediately shows off just how legendary the place is for being the first espresso café on the West Coast and for its music sessions. Moreover, our mint tea/chai... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The nostalgic interior immediately shows off just how legendary the place is for being the first espresso café on the West Coast and for its music sessions. Moreover, our mint tea/chai latte were undoubtedly the best we've had in the U.S. on our 2-week-trip. You'll be more than willing to look past the sloppy waiting (e.g. hastedly serving tea whilst... More

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Cornish Maine
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In a recent visit to North Beach San Francisco, I met with an old friend in this very old and charming coffee shop. They served my latte in a tall glass, and it just felt good to sit in a charming old neighborhood drinking great coffee and visiting unencumbered by anything.

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SE Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fun to enjoy the morning coffee and pastries and watch the interesting and eclectic mix of people passing by.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Step back in time and enjoy the best cup of cappuccino , latte, etc. in the city. The ambience and history associated with Cafe Trieste is incredible. We wish we had been here on a Saturday for the live music.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Go here for all your caffeine needs! True North Beach before the trendies stepped in. Sometimes there is opera singing, too!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved this place!!! It's small and quirky and full of the locals. Our hotel was near by and the 3 times we passed by there was the policemen ordering their coffee their (always a good sign if the locals go there) Staff were really friendly and nice and when I didn't know what to order (so many choices) they made... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved the cappuccino. Excellent selection of coffee drinks and desserts. Would love to visit again. Highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Caffe Trieste

Address: 609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
Phone Number: 415-982-2605
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Telegraph Hill
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian, Café

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