Our historic caffe location at 601 Vallejo Street was the first espresso coffee house established on the West Coast (1956). It has become famous across the world for its combination of essences: Old Italy, Bohemian poets, art and music, and excellent Espresso.
We are, thus, the Espresso Pioneers of the West Coast. The caffe has served as a movie set for many feature films and has been the subject of many documentaries across the globe. The walls are adorned with pictures of many famous celebrities who have visited the caffe (some are regular customers) as well as of the hundreds of musical events the various members of the Giotta family have participated in.
The menu includes Italian pastries, muffins, bagels, sandwiches, salads, light fare, pizza and focaccia, all served in a family atmosphere. Wine and beer are served... - caffetrieste.com
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