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Caffe Trieste

409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-241-6064
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“panini” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great, chill atmosphere. I had the fettuccine alfredo and it was wonderful. A true gem just a few minutes walk from the most touristy bits of town.

Thank julienavery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for an omelette. Very quick and cost efficient. You will have the dish you need or build your own. Highly recommend.

Thank HaithamHamed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice little cafe that we ran across while exploring the town of Monterey. It was a nice, less expensive alternative to some of the restaurants around. It had sandwiches, pasta, and pizza on the menu with lots of desserts and coffee. The...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Homely and delicious lunch, conveniently located. We ordered a BLT, veggie lovers sandwich/bagel and an affogato. Recommended!

Thank Manik78
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were staying at a hotel across the street and noticed this little cafe. Went for eggs, toast, coffe and tea. Enjoyed it so much we returned the next morning to do it again. Eggs were poached just right. Toast was excellent, as were our...More

Thank 1socalgirl
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

If you blink, you could walk past this place, but don't pass it up. The food, the cappuccino, the fresh squeezed orange juice and the smiling service are a great way to start the day. I always come back here and it is consistently fantastic!

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Good portion size, taste not impressive Alright atmosphere, free wifi and nice style, good for a quick bite

Thank Sara R
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in Monterey. Following my cousin's advice, we opted to have breakfast at Caffe Trieste. Good thing we did because the place didn't disappoint. There was a bit of a queue to place our order but the line moved quickly. The order taker...More

Thank kiko367
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Don't get me wrong, they did everyting ok. There's no one thing I can say that really irked or disappointed us, but for some reason it easn't enjoyable. Maybe it was just me on the day. It's quite a big space, with fifty or so...More

Thank Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very cozy place, good food, decent Wi-Fi, nice seating outside too. Our favourite place in Monterey!

Thank Natasha1208
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-241-6064
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Established in 1956. Caffe Trieste opened the first coffee house on the West Coast in 1956. Since then, Caffe Trieste has been serving up optimum quality Espresso coffee and fabulous music for well over a half a century in San Francisco. Giovanni Giotta - THE FOUNDER, who in 1950 had emigrated to San Francisco, California, from the small fishing town of Rovigno, Italy (now part of Croatia). Missing the espresso houses of Trieste, Italy, Giotta opened his own cafe. Caffe Trieste is said to be the first espresso house on the West Coast. Now, Caffe Trieste brings its fabulous coffee and tradition to Monterey Peninsula. Enjoy superb Coffee drinks, gourmet pastries and a light fare Italian menu in casual setting.
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