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“so good we came back”
Review of Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste
Ranked #31 of 306 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.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had such good coffee on day one that we came back for breakfast and more coffee the next morning. A great atmosphere - free wireless and oh - great coffee :)

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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

We were about to eat at Cibos when we saw this small Italian restaurant up ahead and decided to give it a try. The service was great and so was the food. I had the mushroom risotto, my hubby the spaghetti bolognese and my son the meatball sub. All tasted fresh and homemade (not canned/premade taste we have experienced before at other Italian restaurants). I have to say that the lemonade was a bit watered down - maybe meant to be more like water infused with lemon? Would come again if ever by Monterey again.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had no idea where to have breakfast, so just walked from out hotel and found this place. Loved it. Dylan helped us, great service. Mexican scramble, toast and absolutely delicious potatoes for less than seven dollars. Great prices and great food. Happy.

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Thank TravelerCharlotte
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Unbelievably good coffee. Pizza is okay - I've had better. But the coffee and baked goods are simply amazing.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

What a pleasant experience. The staff were very nice and the Italian food was excellent. There was a lovely ambience here. Felt like we were at home. The food service was fast and efficient and the food was delicious. Try the vegetarian lasagna, its delicious! The WiFI was open and free and no hassle to connect with.

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Thank FredCork
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