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Caffe Trieste

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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609 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3919
+1 415-982-2605
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were walking around San Fran and stopped in for a quick cup of coffee and to check the score of the football game. There was a line but the wait went quickly. We each had a latte - the espresso was not spared! We found an entryway table for two and drank our coffee while watching... More 

Thank Jerri L
San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not the usual fancy coffee house you can find in SF. This is an original interpretation of an Italian coffee bar: - Staff: super friendly, a sort of family. You can ask suggestions, chat a little bit, ask for information and everybody is nice... - Espresso coffee: one of the best in SF... I dont know if it... More 

Thank Angelo P
Ciudad de México
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have a nice chat and a delicious coffee. The pastries are also delicious, fresh and varied. The place is especially charming in the night.

Thank lpondelek
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Maybe is the best coffee that I tried...when I travel with my family from Mexico ever I visited and I tried to drink a couple of coffee...

Thank Carlos C
Oak Park, Illinois
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This coffee house has some history but really not much atmosphere and little to offer in snacks. The coffee was fine, nothing exceptional and the pastry offerings were limited and nothing exceptional. Plus it is set in an area of bars and strip joints - be warned if wanting to visit later at night.

Thank dgilbert9294
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Break for coffee in Little Italy after walking through Chinatown. The trio of mandolin piano and violin were an unexpected addition on Sunday morning

Thank DooherFlem
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This places is authentic, old-school and represents what San Francisco used to have more of and has been losing as far as decor, vibe, etc... Go to this place for the best and the strongest cappuccino you will ever find.

Thank Arkady I
Veradale, Washington, United States
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was by far one of the BEST coffee I've have had in years. Rivals what I found in Europe. Cash only establishment. Ambiance so cool, a true neighborhood coffee shop

1 Thank MargaretBST
Los Angeles, California
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went here for a coffee after lunch and was pleased to see that it is a local place that moves at a local pace. Not like Starbucks where everyone is full of nervous energy trying to get somewhere 5 minutes ago. Was mellow, laid back and relaxing. Ordered a latte and some cheese cake and just loved it. You cannot... More 

Thank dbartoletti
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading in the guidebook that Francis Ford Coppola wrote The Godfather here. It's a very cool cafe with delicious coffee and tea (best we had in San Fran) and amazing pastries. The people-watching was great; so many interesting-looking locals!

Thank Caroline W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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. 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 neighbourhood home.
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