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Review of Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste
Ranked #27 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Established in 1956. Caffe Trieste opened the first coffee house on the West Coast in 1956. Since then, Caffe Trieste has been serving up optimum quality Espresso coffee and fabulous music for well over a half a century in San Francisco. Giovanni Giotta - THE FOUNDER, who in 1950 had emigrated to San Francisco, California, from the small fishing town of Rovigno, Italy (now part of Croatia). Missing the espresso houses of Trieste, Italy, Giotta opened his own cafe. Caffe Trieste is said to be the first espresso house on the West Coast. Now, Caffe Trieste brings its fabulous coffee and tradition to Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy superb Coffee drinks, gourmet pastries and a light fare Italian menu in casual setting.
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“yum!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Most friendly staff, yummiest bacon ever. Great value, great food, great coffee. Chai latte a tad sweet. Great location. Clean.

Visited December 2012
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sf bay area
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and servers.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great food for the money, great ambience and the servers were great. Very reasonable too. My kids loved the gelato and I loved the coffee.

Visited November 2012
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monterey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little cafe downtown”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is one outstanding little place for breakfast downtown on Alvarado. Easy to get to, and with really friendly and prompt service. You order at the counter and they bring it over, which not only helps on the service but also on the very fair pricing. The omeletes are huge, tasty and fresh. There are a lot of good selections in the sweet end of things as well.

  • Visited November 2012
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Monterey, California
2 reviews
“Average Italian Cafe”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Good food, reasonable prices in a nice atmosphere. The service has never been very good when I was there

Visited October 2012
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Thank SageMoto85
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Coffee Superb just like Caffe Trieste in SF”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Not surprising as they use the same coffee. Modern unlike SF but still with copies of the old Photos of Papa Gianni & family with stars like Pavarotti and Bill Cosby - friendly staff and I'll be back later!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Philip D
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