Caffe Trieste

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San Francisco, California
Caffe Trieste - Italian pastry
Caffe Trieste - Caffe Trieste in North Beach
Caffe Trieste - Caffe Trieste in North Beach
Caffe Trieste - Sicilian fishing village mural
Caffe Trieste - Having a coffee--September, 2009

An amateur photographer was nice enough to take this photo.
Caffe Trieste - Serious coffee :)

Caffe Trieste San Francisco Reviews

somers somers
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Great coffe in the heart of North Beach San Francisco Jul 13, 2012
Caffe Trieste in North Beach is a great coffe shop located on the corner of Vallejo and Columbus Ave. The also serve some amazing pastries and sandwiches. It's just a great place to grab a cup of coffe, sit down, read or surf the internet whilst watching eccentric san francisco folk walk by. The cafe is also famous for all the writers that have sat there and scripted movies and books. I would definitely recommend this coffee shop in North Beach as well as the area as a whole. There are some great restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the area. North Beach is also known to all as Little Italy which is very noticeable once you enter the area.
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A Little Piece of Italy at Caffe Trieste, San Francisco Sep 07, 2009
Certain neighborhoods are the heart and soul of a city, while certain meeting points are the heart and soul of a neighborhood.

In San Francisco, Caffe Trieste is one of those places. Founded in 1956, Caffe Trieste introduced espresso to the U.S. West Coast in the 1950s. The original cafe is located at the intersection of Grant and Vallejo Streets in the heart of North Beach, an Italian neighborhood. Offering serious coffees (there is an extra charge for decaf) and filling pastries, Caffe Trieste is packed with friendly neighborhood regulars with very few tourists. This shop seems to be a hidden neighborhood gem.

I stopped for breakfast in both May and September, 2009. For roughly U.S. $5.00, I enjoyed a large cappuccino and a fantastic pastry. The staff are Italian and Italian opera on the juke box adds to the experience. Pictures on the wall atest to the owner's love of music including photos of local musicians (who play some evenings) and famous opera stars like Pavarotti. Famous celebrities and family photos also cover the walls.

A Sicilian fishing village mural on the back wall adds to the effect. Apparently Francis Ford Coppola wrote part of the script for "The Godfather" while sitting under this mural.

Outside the cafe, there are a few tables to soak up the neighborhood atmosphere, while looking up at Coit Tower.

This coffee is "the real deal" and is for devoted coffee drinkers. Caffe Trieste is one of my favorite spots in San Francisco.
Caffe Trieste in North Beach
Sicilian fishing village mural
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