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Antico Caffe San Marco

Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 064 1724
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
“book shop” (7 reviews)
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a true piece of the history of Trieste, one of the oldest coffee houses in town where academics and intellectuals would meet to ponder the issues of the day. The interior is beautifully preserved and the whole place is truly atmospheric. The caffe...More

Thank Dakleydog
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A lot of charm and history. Slow and confused service but the coffee is good and the tiramisu is excellent. Over priced , maximizing its heritage.

Thank 660ramd
Reviewed 15 August 2018

great 100 year old cafe. Have your coffee where Jame Joyce spent a great deal of time! the woodwork is beautiful!

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Must confirm all the positive reviews of this Caffe so far. We’ve stopped by for a morning coffee and breakfast. The service was really nice and helpfull. Showed us everything to choose from and gave us enough time to make our decision what we would...More

Thank 845mareka
Reviewed 15 June 2018

it's a cafe and a bookshop, all in one, it's one of those grand old cafes but it looks now a bit shabby, had excellent tiramisu here and my friend coffee

Thank TanjaD
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

A 'must' for Trieste visitors! The café with the perfect art nouveau interieur - partly used as book shop - is unique! Unequivocally recommend.

Thank FrankMcLynn
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Coffee shop plus bookshop, what better combination? Coffee was great, pastry above average, and I actually quite fancied the daily menu but was in too much of a hurry. A Trieste institution and no problem to see why. Much less formal than the other classic...More

Thank moonson
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This place is one of the oldest cafes in Trieste, it has a bookstore inside. The place itself is beautiful and it is also a very nice to work for a while, but it needs some maintenance (for example the toilets). I recommend a visit...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

San Marco cafe is a warm and cozy spot to take refuge from the weather. Beautifully decorated, filled with interesting books, pictures and antiques with great coffee and pastries. Spacious interior, beautiful lighting, friendly table service and water served with coffee are some of the...More

1  Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a must for me every time I am in Trieste. I reckon it is one of those places that make you understand the sould and history of this city that was for many centuries the harbour of Central Europe. An elegant place to...More

Thank Gianluca D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 064 1724
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