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All 4,950 San Francisco Restaurants

Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919 (Telegraph Hill)
415-982-2605
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Ranked #184 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian, Café
Neighborhood: Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 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
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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
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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
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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
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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Elk Grove, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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