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Caffe Greco

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Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
415-397-6261
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice traditional cafe european style with very kind and charming staff. Simple well made and very good food. Good freshly squeezed juice. Seating outside with great views to the charming old neighbourhood with the more modern trans am pyramid etc as background

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Thank SRNCPH
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Illy Cafe, best on city. If you like expresso here is the place !!! Good service and price.very nice wirh children the tiramisu is the best of the city and the bagels are originals and very good.

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Thank MediPescador
Wales
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly, authentic cafe. Great cappuccino and wonderful food. Really great service. Enough said. Thank you!!

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Thank CaerdyddWales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee and pastries are DELICIOUS! Excellent customer service! This guys not only make delicious food they are super talented and even though they were very busy the attention was really good.

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Thank Almita R
Boston
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caffe Greco outperformed on the simple things: caffe latte, bagel and smoked salmon and a biscotti. The latte was tasty, the coffee very fresh. The bagel came topped with tiny slices of red onion and a thicker slab of beefy, ripe tomato. The finish included salt, pepper and what I think was oregano. It was the tastiest, most lip-smacking bagel... More 

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Thank BostonFrequentTrav1
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great café for people watching and has the best cappuccino in the city. The guys behind the counter are great, always terrific service!

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Thank Nina N
Oakville, Ontario
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spot in Italian district. Best coffee we had in San Fran. We sat outside on the sidewalk. Authentic Italian Panini.

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Thank Michelle H
Washington DC
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Coffee is fantastic, cafe Greco is basically a huge cappuccino. OJ is fresh squeezed each glass, big serving!, pastries are delicious and simple choices. Croissant with egg and cheese, waffle with fruit, bagel with salmon. All very good, super nice guys behind the counter. Seats out front, in the cafe, and also next door. Very reasonably priced to boot!

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Thank DCmom4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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380 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Good location. Parking possible. Good wines, beers, coffees and cakes. Plenty of room inside, and many go there to internet. Popular locals haunt.

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Wilmington
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219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We all went here for breakfast and it was a good choice. I had an egg sandwich which was very good but the big hit at the table was the bagels and lox. It was really, really good. Have that and either a latte or espresso - you won't be sorry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Cafe, Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-397-6261

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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