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Caffe Trieste

609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
+1 415-982-2605
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pastry” (7 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped for coffee and pastry in the late morning. Both were excellent! Gentleman seated next to us had a great looking piece of pizza!This cafe is old and full of pictures and memorabilia. On this day there were quite a few people on their...More

Thank ChajuBenree
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely coffee tucked in the Italian neighbourhood. We stopped by for coffee after lunch. Loved the old quaint decor of the place and how comfy it was. Too comfy, in fact as we struggled to get a table :P . Didn't try their desserts but...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a certain slightly worn at the edges chic about this place, studded with memorabilia, family and otherwise, a little crowded, always busy, and the best coffee we found in 4 weeks travel through the US. Great people that smiled at you, not for...More

Thank snerd45
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cafe Trieste is the original Beat cafe in North Beach, circa 1956. Anyone who was anyone hung out here during the day. It's a little faded, and a little dated, but that's what you want, isn't it? It's a piece of history!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere coffee wine beer and desserts. Musicians playing to top off evening. We had some wine and nice desert. Really cool ambience. Nice mix of people great for people watching

Thank KarmaIndy
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Great coffee and ambiance Poets, writers, opera buffs, plus pastries, what's not to like? I believe they were the original roaster of Italian coffee in SF.

Thank wayne o
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A gem: excellent coffee and by far the best cheesecake outside of New York. Note, cash only but worth it. Not too much seating either: just watch the world go by

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Time seems to slow down here, or it's like traveling backwards in time, for when you walk in, you notice people reading the newspaper, as in PAPER, and not on their cell phones or laptops (as much), the staff is friendly and seems to know...More

Thank boomcaruso
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Visiting from overseas. Liked the feel of the place when we walked in. Ordered slices of pizza and coffees. Then it went downhill from there. No sign that they only take cash... Had to put my own topping on the cappucino from a dirty looking...More

Thank KiwiIslander
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This place has really good coffee and kept its original form and ambiance. I always enjoy a cup of coffee from this place whenever I visit SFO. But keep in mind they just accept cash and there is an ATM in the coffee shop.

Thank seday8
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
neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-2605
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