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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
Mel H
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Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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,

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.

Thank Mel H
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

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice place not far from the city center. No croissants during the week end at 11.45 (this is not good. Ok during week days but not in the week end). You can find also a bookshop inside and a specific place for events. Not...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Historic cafe with book store at the rear. The coffee is superb and the atmosphere is great. You can sit and write letters or read a book and absorb the eclectic atmosphere.

Thank travel-well26
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were really disappointed with this one; it has a lot going for it, in as much that it is a large place with an exciting past and some relaxing old furnishings. Previous reviewers have said that it has nice coffee and delicious cakes; but...More

1  Thank Badbones
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Much better visit this time as the caffe was quieter compared to the last visit. Quick service, good coffee and this time we tried a delicious chocolate sacher cake

Thank Joules1811
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