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Cafe International

Cafe International

Lower Haight, San Francisco
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Matthew B.
    "The turkish coffee is amazing."(8 Tips)
    Eric E.
    "The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made of coffee."(3 Tips)
    Aamir A.
    "Come here on a Sun late afternoon-evening for some great live jazz"(10 Tips)
    David G.
    "Awesome Bagels, good espresso and a lovely patio."(7 Tips)
71 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • jazz music
  • bagels
  • outdoor seating
  • espresso
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  • Júlia F.
    Coffee, bagels, ambient
  • Aslihan A.
    Aslihan AzeriNovember 12, 2016
    Nice people, small talks. Both customers and place owners are great.great place for reading and working
  • Ria C.
    Ria CarminSeptember 5, 2016
    Cozy coffee shop with friendly welcoming owners. Fresh delicious sandwiches and bagels. Has free wifi. Definitely check out the outside patio!
  • Nana
    NanaSeptember 3, 2016
    Real chill place to get some work done 💻 grab a Turkish coffee or a cold coffee ☕️ and 🤓
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring-your-own-instrument Jazz on Sunday is super fun.
  • Benson B.
    Benson BleierJuly 19, 2016
    Great spot to work at. Love the couches and the outdoor seating area.
  • Szabolcs B.
    Szabolcs BokonyiJune 22, 2016
    Amazing place with a very nice bartender, great coffee, great ambient and amazing smoothies.
  • Madison S.
    Madison SheltonJune 10, 2016
    Get the Turkish coffee. It's amazing. Side note - cash only
  • Vic P.
    Vic PsMay 25, 2016
    Beautiful,book/laptop friendly cafe,with a good taste in music and luckily enough a good-voice stuff to accompany it. :) the style of coffee houses you like to have just across your neighbourhood.
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron SteerMay 17, 2016
    Amazing coffee, perfect start for a busy day!
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviApril 1, 2016
    Get a pot of Persian tea and relax 👏🏽
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DavisFebruary 6, 2016
    Coffee, atmosphere, and music
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SalzbergDecember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the Cafe International cappuccino!! Dog and people friendly! Never had a bad experience.
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Mexican hot chocolate, super nice staff
  • Ted
    TedAugust 28, 2015
    Awesome atmosphere and owner.
  • Dylan J.
    Dylan JonesAugust 24, 2015
    Get any fresh fruit juice
  • Brian M.
    Brian MApril 13, 2015
    $4.75 Guinness draft
  • Brian M.
    Brian MApril 13, 2015
    Sunday night jazz
  • jared t.
    jared tameApril 11, 2015
    Wifi password is hotcoffee. Don't be a dick, buy something first.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungMarch 3, 2015
    Love the staff here. Great for a cafe snack, coffee & a hang. Jazz on the weekends!
  • Karthik R.
    Karthik RamanMarch 2, 2015
    Free jazz that's really good. Plenty of space to also work or veg out. Delicious guava smoothie
  • Carli B.
    Carli BrunnerDecember 14, 2014
    Found a new hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. Very spacious, great for posting up for a day to get work done. Very reasonable prices👌
  • David G.
    David GorgesAugust 6, 2014
    Awesome Bagels, good espresso and a lovely patio.
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GutierrezJune 14, 2014
    Great coffee, amazing atmosphere, a legendary cafe. Super service. LOVE this place!
  • Dana F.
    Dana FraserMay 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're good to Zarah, she'll be good to you. Tip your barista. And whatever the soup is, eat that too.
  • Harmony G.
    Harmony GerberApril 7, 2014
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HurlbutApril 3, 2014
    Iced cubes made of coffee?! Yes please!
  • Dana F.
    Dana FraserMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee ice cubes in the iced coffee. Bam!
  • Boris B.
    Boris BaldingerNovember 3, 2013
    Lovely place. Nice people. Good food.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BarelliJuly 22, 2013
    Great jazz music on sunday evenings, authentic vibe, international crowd, delicious bagels
  • Jeena J.
    Jeena JamesJuly 15, 2013
    Got the chardonnay first which is great but when I tasted the Turkish coffee I realized I've found my new favorite coffee!
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret garden space out back is amazing on a sunny day!
  • Ning M.
    Ning MaApril 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome salami and avocado & cheese sandwich. The food is a bit pricy but the food is so fresh n delicious! One of my favorite cafes for a quick bite in the morning :)
  • Aamir A.
    Aamir AliApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here on a Sun late afternoon-evening for some great live jazz
  • Raghu N.
    Raghu NathApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place. Come here for the smiles
  • Flor
    FlorApril 3, 2013
    The zucchini bread is great! Not too sweet but soft and rich.
  • Beatsy B.
    Beatsy BoysMarch 31, 2013
    Check out the Beatsy invite flyers! - for Electronic Dance Music artists
  • El T.
    El TMarch 31, 2013
    amazing red velvet chocolate chip cookies!!
  • Beth C.
    Beth CMarch 28, 2013
    Amazing staff, good coffee. Will try pistachio cake next time.
  • Mike 🌮 S.
    Mike 🌮 SkalnikFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Espresso drinks aren't their thing, but the Turkish Coffee is fantastic.
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenOctober 20, 2012
    try the Turkish coffee. it takes a bit of time to prepare, but it's worth the wait for this stuff.
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 14, 2012
    Good, fresh-tasting sandwiches and smoothies.
  • Rebekka M.
    Rebekka MüllerSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best lemon bars in town!
  • Supallav
    SupallavAugust 12, 2012
    Cash only! But nice music...
  • Holger B.
    Holger B.May 31, 2012
    nice atmosphere on weekdays
  • jason l.
    jason lockhartMay 18, 2012
    Free fruit with your bagel.
  • Food G.
    Food GnomeMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best chai in town!
  • Naeem N.
    Naeem NaseemDecember 3, 2011
    Staff and owner are amazing. There iced coffee is made with love and cubes of frozen ice. Woot
  • Alex
    AlexDecember 3, 2011
    turkish coffee
  • Neil S.
    Neil SimpsonNovember 11, 2011
    The woman behind the counter is very friendly and inviting. Great atmosphere.
  • Dale T.
    Dale TegmanOctober 30, 2011
    Lots of great live music, an outdoor patio, and excellent cheap Mediterranean food.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BalousekJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The turkish coffee is amazing. Open mic performances (mostly musicians) every Friday, and jazz twice a week!
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST PLACE TO FIND FREE LIVE JAZZRelax on the back patio at Cafe International every Sunday at 4pm & take in a set of fine local jazzRead more
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMarch 31, 2011
    The macaroons are huge and delicious! The staff is super friendly and outgoing.
  • Ellen L.
    Ellen LovelidgeFebruary 25, 2011
    Loud music. 2hr internet limit. Fast bandwidth.
  • Haighteration
    HaighterationNovember 22, 2010
    Great backyard and this is the kind of place you come with friends for bagels and coffee to nurse a hang over. -Devon C.
  • Haighteration
    HaighterationNovember 21, 2010
    Come for the jazz at night, stay for the extra veggies on the bagel and the sweet owner and daughter. -Thea S.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 15, 2010
    Try the Iced Coffee
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KepplingerJuly 4, 2010
    Make sure you hit up the atm first because they don't take plastic here
  • Eric E.
    Eric EJune 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made of coffee. Genius!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RothmanMay 25, 2010
    If they offer to add hot milk to your coffee, say yes.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SanchezMay 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you use the restroom, be VERY careful of that first step down.
  • Gary S.
    Gary SanchezMay 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The music here is good.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DMarch 4, 2010
    Try the Turkish coffee. A bit sweet and gets the heart going.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SmolowitzFebruary 2, 2010
    Zara will help u find your own special coffee drink & makes it with love & good neighborhood gossip Tue-Sun.
  • Johann R.
    Johann RomefortDecember 6, 2009
    try the espresso with lemon in it, surprising
  • Scott S.
    Scott SiegelNovember 7, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get the iced coffee. They use coffee ice cubes. also, be nice to the staff. They're amazingly sweet and worth your kindness.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LinskySeptember 7, 2009
    Pretty excellent iced coffee. the Greek salad also good.
  • Alex O.
    Alex OdawaJuly 6, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    listen to the Sunday jazz
  • michele b.
    michele boccaliniJune 11, 2015
    Fermatevi per un caffè 😊
  • Irenette
    IrenetteDecember 25, 2014
    La terrasse et l'ambiance sont super ! Et a essayer sans faute le muffin au potiron !
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