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Caffe San Marco

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Literature, coffee, history

When you read the books of Claudio Magris and Italo Svevo, and think about the history of Triest... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lunch with James Joyce

Lovely atmosphere, reminiscent of a Viennese cafe, equally nice for a drink, staff friendly, lunch... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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  • Average7%
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“great coffee”(2 reviews)
“bookshop”(2 reviews)
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Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This cafe is just one of those places you should go to , and just sit and enjoy and watch the people and visitors of Trieste take their coffees Great pastries , good coffee , very friendly service Great aesthetics with the book shop as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Beautiful old caffe and literary haunt. Unfortunately quite a ripoff. Normally I trust waiters recomendations for wine when there is no wine list. However, on this occasion we were surprised at the expensive outcome. The wine was good and the food just OK but for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Were recommended this plase by the hotel. Fantastic interior and coffee-making machines! Absolutely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I did not know the history of this caffe when we found it. However, the ambience was noticeable. The menu was modest, but we were satisfied with our selections. I had Mackerel and my husband had the crispy salad with beef. His steak was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DonnaK335
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great peacefull feel with so much history you can hear the chats from a 100 years ago if you just listen profoundly. Books to read and buy, even great jazz concerts if you are lucky. very good service, so much drinks to choose and food...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank matalakshmi
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This was my favorite cafe on my recent trip to Trieste. The place is very comfortable, with lots of locals playing checkers, engaging in conversation, reading or drinking coffee or a glass of wine. I found the staff to be quite friendly and fluent enough...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 364,567
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I read about this place a lot before the visit. I was a little worried that it would end up being one of those touristy places in Vienna or Venice, where the last trace of history in those historic cafes were trampled by the invading...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Sebastiensh
Reviewed 13 September 2017

When you read the books of Claudio Magris and Italo Svevo, and think about the history of Triest, you will enjoy a visit to Caffe San Marco,

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, reminiscent of a Viennese cafe, equally nice for a drink, staff friendly, lunch menu not wonderful for veggies but it a traditional cafe. A must, especially if your on the Joyce trail.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 571melh
Reviewed 18 July 2017

What can you say about a place that seems to have it all. This cafe is more than 100 years old but in some ways right up to the minute as a co-working space. I was only in Trieste for 2 days but spent part...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jane E
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