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Caffe Trieste

409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-241-6064
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have come here twice and the food has been good but nothing great. Worth a stop if you are in the area though.

Thank Mattfliestheworld
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My first time here~ long line self serve to order. Then, the waiter cleaned the table but still very dirty (I went and got water and cleaned it myself ! ). It took forever to get my simple order...finally I had to check on it....More

Thank suz999
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

While staying in Monterey we tried breakfast and it was delicious. We were lucky to arrive just before it got really busy. Good choices for breakfast and coffee and from the looks of it, popular too.

Thank Angiefl
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a yummy breakfast at Caffe Trieste while staying in Monterey for the night. It was a short walk from our hotel and reasonably priced.

Thank retirement20182018
Reviewed 5 October 2018

When in Monterey, we like to go to Trieste for breakfast. Served by friendly people you get good quality in a casual atmosphere. Small problem: variations are limited; the fresh pressed orange juice is not always available.

Thank rLeb_trip
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Not coming back. Angry for giving this over priced restaurant a second chance. Ordered a scramble without toast and potatoes. They wanted to charge extra for fruit. So my half filled plate came at no discount. The owner or manager should consider those who are...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Just had a delicious dinner at Caffe Trieste. Yummy pizza and a fresh caprese salad. The garlic fries are so tasty with heaps of garlic! Service was good too.

1  Thank KLego
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stopped in for dinner upon our arrival in Monterey after the young lady at the front desk of our hotel recommended it. The prices were moderate and the staff was extremely accommodating. I had the Shrimp Fettuccine and my husband had the Spaghetti Bolognese....More

Thank Dot13
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great choice including vegetarian - not soaked in oil either! Really convenient location and opens at 7am

Thank PSWT
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We stop here atracted by the live music: a nice band palying classical ballads. We didn't take italian food just hamburger and fries. The meat was very good and perfectly cooked, the fries a lttle bit too greasy.

Thank NosiSakatia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-241-6064
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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