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Antico Caffe San Marco

Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 064 1724
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“book store” (6 reviews)
“historic cafe” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee shop plus bookshop, what better combination? Coffee was great, pastry above average, and I actually quite fancied the daily menu but was in too much of a hurry. A Trieste institution and no problem to see why. Much less formal than the other classic...More

Thank moonson
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This place is one of the oldest cafes in Trieste, it has a bookstore inside. The place itself is beautiful and it is also a very nice to work for a while, but it needs some maintenance (for example the toilets). I recommend a visit...More

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

San Marco cafe is a warm and cozy spot to take refuge from the weather. Beautifully decorated, filled with interesting books, pictures and antiques with great coffee and pastries. Spacious interior, beautiful lighting, friendly table service and water served with coffee are some of the...More

1  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a must for me every time I am in Trieste. I reckon it is one of those places that make you understand the sould and history of this city that was for many centuries the harbour of Central Europe. An elegant place to...More

Thank Gianluca D
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Friendliest staff, superb food on the menu, and the historical café is a must-see! A gem in Trieste!

1  Thank mfds
Reviewed October 9, 2017

I go there every time I'm in Trieste because I love the atmosphere of this caffe. The coffee and cakes are pretty good!

Thank anne sophie d
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Started the evening with a drink that followed later with an excellent meal that was quite unique. Waitress was super friendly and helpful with a beautiful smile. Engaged in conversation, made suggestions with meal and was pleasant throughout the night. Very prompt & good polite...More

Thank Steffan I
Reviewed October 3, 2017

I passed this cafe unaware that it was a Trieste institution and determined to visit it with my husband. We made our way there in the late afternoon when the caffe was very busy but we found a table and got our tea and coffee...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely Viennese style coffee shop, apparently frequented by James Joyce. Service a bit slow when we were there, but well worth a visit.

Thank Nige Jefferies
Reviewed September 20, 2017

This is a most interesting and atmospheric place with the original fittings and an adjacent book shop. There was a large group booked in for what looked like an excellent lunch but we waited for toasted sandwiches that were delicious as were the cakes.

Thank Alan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 064 1724
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