409 Alvarado Street,
Monterey, CA 93940.
Mon to Sun: 7:00 am to 10:00pm

CAFFE TRIESTE was the first place for Espresso on the West Coast back in the 50's. CAFFE TRIESTE MONTEREY – Coffee with Rhythm!

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 pasteries and a light fare Italian menu in casual setting.

Public Appearances - Papa Gianni, “Mamma” Ida, Fabio and Sonia Giotta have frequently appeared on local, national, and international television and radio, in films, and in print and internet media since the 1950’s, and the Caffe has been a popular set for movies and television work. We have a complete selection of drip coffees as well as our hallmark Italian Roast Espresso, flavored Mocha and decaf varieties.