Over 50 years Serving Espresso in San Francisco

The Caffe is a fixture in North Beach and has been for the past half century. Come by and experience the relaxed and friendly Caffe Trieste.

The coffee is the main thing. We make each cup to order and use our own roast for an authentic flavor. Bring the taste home, order online.

Music is a big part of the Caffe Trieste family. Stop by for one of The NEW Caffe Trieste Saturday Concerts or one of the other artists that perform regularly at the Caffe.Above: Ned "Eddi" Boynton playing his Benedetto guitar.

Closed till April 8th

Happy 64th Anniversary, Caffè Trieste

April 1st

64 years ago today, Papa Gianni opened the  door to Caffè Trieste for the first time. He had a vision to share the caffè culture of Italy with his and his wife Ida’s new North Beach community, which they hoped to bring together in the spirit of family. Even though we are now all going through such a challenging time, Papa Gianni’s vision—along with six decades of loyal regulars and curious visitors—will keep our historic establishment alive & thriving for many years to come. We would like to say thank you to our great family and friends for all the support they have given during this time. We can’t wait to get through this and celebrate, together again, in the near future. Our hearts are with you all.

Dear Patrons,

In this ever changing world, we all must adapt daily.  The Corona Virus (COVID – 19) has affected many worldwide.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, especially in our beloved Bay Area.  We all must do our part in hopes to help us get through this crisis.  The safety of our patrons and our employees is  our primary concern.

As a result the Caffè Trieste will be closed March 17, 2020 – April 7, 2020

 This is the first time we have closed for more than 1 day since 1956.

Our Saturday afternoon concert has been postponed to a date TBD 
Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us through this time. We will get through this together. 

You can order coffee online but it will not be processed till April 7th

Sincerely, Ida Pantaleo Zoubi President/ CEO Caffè Trieste Inc. 

Additionally Caffe Trieste Superb Coffees & the Caffè Trieste Retail Annex  will also be closed from March 17, 2020- April 7, 2020. Any online orders will not be processed until April 7th.

Thank you for your understanding. 

Caffe Trieste

NEW San Francisco Variety Pack-great to enjoy or give as a gift!

SAVE OVER $5.00 ON OUR NEWEST PRODUCT: The Caffe TriesteSan Francisco Variety Pack”.  Now, enjoy our special assortment of 4 unique whole bean coffee masterpieces at the introductory price of $41.88 plus regular flat rate S/H. Makes a great gift!


Now, save 10% with our new 5 lb. bulk bags of your favorite coffee and our new UPS flat rate insured shipping to the contiguous 48 states.  We’ve also added some 12 ounce packages for your convenience; order any coffee in any size!  For orders larger than 15 lbs. or 15 units or for any order shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, please call us at 415 550-1107 Mon-Thurs.

Two unit mix and match minimum order. All coffees and packages are mix and match.



Giovanni “Papa Gianni” Giotta (1920-2016)…More



We brought espresso to San Francisco over 50 years ago and still serve the finest in Italian Style coffee in North Beach. Come and visit!

As the first Espresso coffee house on the West Coast in 1956, Caffe Trieste has been serving up optimum quality Espresso coffee and fabulous music for well over a half century in San Francisco. The historic flagship location in North Beach hosts poets, writers, composers and artists, all enjoying the some the finest coffee in San Francisco and the World.

Founder “Papa Gianni” Giotta, Espresso Pioneer of the West Coast, says: “Brew each cup like its for you”. CAFFE TRIESTE – Coffee with Rhythm!