Caffè San Marco

Top choice cafe in Trieste

Our Review

Opening just before WWI, and a favourite of writers Svevo, Saba and Joyce, this Viennese Secession giant is spectacularly decorated with theatrical mask paintings, coffee-leave themed gilt and dark chocolate walls, and miles of red marble tables. Saved from demolition in 2013, it's no longer a place of melancholy nostalgia, but instead a vibrant cultural hub with beautifully restored decor, young staff and an in-cafe bookshop.

There are both local and Slovenian wines by the glass, prosecco or Champagne, and sandwiches, snacks and pastries or a more substantial menu in the evenings.


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