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Caffe Trieste

409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-241-6064
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
409 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My son took me here as it’s one of his favorite places in the area. I can see why. Quick service with really good food is what you will find here. We had a wonderful breakfast here. The coffee and gelato is also really good.

Thank 0415_wanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy cafe at 11am in a Friday. Maybe too busy to make a good cappuccino. Mine had a layer of depth on top but not milk. My partner took one taste of his cappuccino and asked, “Do you think we came to the wrong...More

Thank cultdiva
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good, you get a menu, seat yourself, then go to counter and order, they then bring the food to your table when it's ready. The salad was missed a few items, but otherwise everything was pretty good.

Thank Monseyfire
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Been here twice for dinner and once for breakfast before and after the Big Sur Marathon. Completely unpretentious, just basic (NOT fancy) pasta, fairly priced. A small selection of breakfast egg variations, again all done well and inexpensive.

Thank BadBadDog
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with my wife and my 3 years old baby and we enjoyed a lot the food, penne bolognese and pizza capriciossa. Both are highly recommendable

Thank Lluis C
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a Saturday breakfast and servers were pleasant but they were understaffed for the weekend crowd. Avocado toast was soggy and only had a skimpy smear of avocado instead of the traditional full slices but the lemon oil infusion was a nice touch....More

Thank RunwiththisMama
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite "resting" spot in Monterey. After a busy day sight seeing or hiking I love to stop in at Cafe Trieste for a Cappuccino and a delicious snack. They have a wonderful assortment of desserts, serve a great breakfast all day, and...More

Thank Dolci Tesori B
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We ate here 2x while in Monterrey. My husband and I went here one morning for coffee which was good and hot. One evening my son and I went there and ordered 2 pizzas to take back to our hotel room My husband and I...More

Thank Stacey A
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. My partner and I are both vegetarian and we did not struggle to find something suitable. Food was tasty and served piping hot. Friendly staff and good wine and beer. Would definitely recommend.

Thank cerisjones
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious coffee! Purchased a vanilla latte and throughly enjoyed the flavor! Lots of menu options. It’s not just coffee!

Thank Carla T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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 - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 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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