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Caffe Centro

Caffe Centro

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Place$$$$
South Park, San Francisco
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and SFGate
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    • SFGate
  • Paulette B.
    "pasta portofino salad"(2 Tips)
    Stephannie D.
    "its all about the nicoise salad! or if they have the pesto spinach lasagna,..."(3 Tips)
    Rodrigo M.
    "Very beautiful and cozy place to have a cup of coffee and breakfast."(32 Tips)
    Vicky C.
    "Turkey sandwich on focaccia makes for a perfect lunch"(5 Tips)
97 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • sandwiches
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  • pasta portofino
  • outdoor seating
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  • SFGate
    SFGateOctober 8, 2014
    Grab a quick bite at South Park's staple for lunch, this breezy cafe uses mostly local, organic ingredients. Try French-influenced sandwiches and salads, or a rich brownie or pecan square. Read more
  • Wilson F.
    Lovely little neighbourhood cafe on what feels like the only European square in town. Even nicer when they close the small parallel street and set up tables and chairs for their makeshift terrace.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChinchillaApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool little spot in South Park. If line is too long and all you want is a drip, you can grab a cup and drop amount in provided box. No need to wait for cashier.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 10, 2014
    With South Park right outside, who needs wi-fi? Grab a sidewalk table and rest your eyes on some greenery at this delightful SOMA hideaway. Read more
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱May 12, 2016
    Their latte has this slightly sour after-taste that I don't really like... The coffee shop itself is nice though - great for meeting with friends or spending time by yourself reading or writing.
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Solid lunch spot with super friendly staff. All the salads and sandwiches are great, but the grilled veggie sandwich is my favorite.
  • James B.
    James BrownDecember 12, 2015
    Breakfast was really good. Would definitely go back.
  • Paulette B.
    Paulette BleamMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the pasta portofino salad and iced mocha, and hang out for a little while. The Gipsy Kings playing in the background will make up for there being no Internet.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah StrehlerMarch 2, 2016
    Love this cafe, they have delicious food and croissants, and a super friendly staff. Great for lunch dates.
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great coffee, I am convinced they brew w/ cinnamon. Cash jar at register to bypass the line if you're just getting drip.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The staff here is really fast and friendly and they make damn good food. I recommend the capresé sandwich.
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MartinezOctober 23, 2016
    Very beautiful and cozy place to have a cup of coffee and breakfast.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Yes. Everyone here is doing deals. Hot spot for VC and cold brew coffee.
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KennedyNovember 24, 2010
    Best coffee cake in town. They don't always have and it goes quick when they do. If you're special you will get to experience it. Good luck.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel AráozJuly 8, 2015
    Great mocha and banana bread. They also accept bitcoin!
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca C.April 13, 2013
    Bring your own food to eat by the green table in the park. Their salads aren't as good as the setting.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BosworthNovember 6, 2016
    Nice espresso, I'd pass on the breakfast wrap: the cheese is good but the eggs and potatoes aren't seasoned
  • Fermin A.
    Fermin AguilarSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A delicious retreat from painting. The lattes and sandwiches are to die for. Try one! (Or two)
  • Oksen B.
    Oksen BarisMay 27
    Been here 10+ times
    Good sandwiches for lunch, their breakfast is pretty good as well they have eggs and fresh pastries
  • Raj
    RajJuly 31
    Excellent cappuccino and good sandwiches. Lovely setting in South Park, too.
  • Blythe R.
    Blythe RiskeJanuary 23, 2012
    Despite the info on yelp, there's no wifi here. Come here to find people talking to each other and writing in and reading from actual books.
  • Takeshi 🍜 O.
    No WiFi, few outlets, but plenty of spots to stay. Good view of South Park and sweet chai :)
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 13, 2014
    Coffee was great. Sandwich was great. Might just have to become a regular here.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a lovely place to sit at a small table outside and talk with a friend about life.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SippeySeptember 15, 2010
    Sit at one of the green tables outside and make fun of all the webnerds sitting in the park...even though you're one yourself.
  • John W.
    John WhippleNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend the veggie sando! I think it's the tastiest one they have and I'm not even a vegetarian
  • Tim B.
    Tim BartelFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Grilled Chicken Sandwich - This and the Turkey Sandwich are the best :)
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BlackMay 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your sandwich toasted and on multi grain bread! Delicious
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BrodenNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    2 egg breakfasts are available on Saturday morning. The Sicilian (poached eggs on crusty bread) is lovely.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McIntyreJuly 22, 2010
    Best bagels in SoMA! Some how the cream cheese stays solid and cool on a toasted bagel. Perfect! You should try it :)
  • Ariel Z.
    Ariel ZachJanuary 13
    Coffee, large area of outdoor sitting, no frills
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Old skool dot commers lunched here at ground during the first boom. Most of you reading this are too young to know what I am talking about.
  • Kelly
    KellyJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delish! the black bean salad w/ tuna and the white cheddar pesto counder sando are my favs right now!
  • Oriana W.
    Oriana WenMarch 18, 2015
    Happy hour 5-7 pm. Answer a trivial pursuit question correctly and get 50% off your drink!
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty great chai and macchiatos with quiet outside seating by South Park.
  • Stephannie D.
    Stephannie DepaDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    its all about the nicoise salad! or if they have the pesto spinach lasagna, its delicious!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BrownAugust 25, 2014
    Awesome sandwiches, good coffee, great quiet street.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeWittAugust 29, 2014
    The Niçoise salad is so great. The dressing is just the correct amount!
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenMay 1, 2015
    Good iced coffee and nice location bordering a small park.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MintzMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the turkey sandwich, but ask for it "hot." Makes the sandwich ten times better
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Offer to watch thy neighbors' gadgets while you order. He/she will do the same.
  • Nina Rossi K.
    Nina Rossi KomelJune 7, 2012
    Awesome peach soda. Try it with cream
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    don't wait in line for coffee, just drop $2 in the jar, grab your cup and go!
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    These guys are super fast. Great place for a quick lunch bite.
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid during lunch -- too crowded. Otherwise excellent.
  • Ankur P.
    Ankur PatankarNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky C.August 2, 2013
    Turkey sandwich on focaccia makes for a perfect lunch
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolMarch 9, 2016
    Coffee and cool atmosphere
  • Carolynn C.
    Carolynn ChoiJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy spot to grab coffee and lunch by the park!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit by the window or walk around the park.
  • Taylor
    TaylorSeptember 15, 2011
    Great chai. Very relaxing place with the park right there.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShiMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free 2 hour street parking in South Park, right next door.
  • Nishant T.
    Nishant TotlaAugust 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a sandwich or coffee here and sit in South Park.
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly O'BoyleAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute cafe with really good paninis!
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WallisSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious sandwiches in a beautiful park!
  • Grant H.
    Grant HulegaardSeptember 21, 2016
    Neat coffee place great for a quick break from work.
  • leland r.
    leland rechisAugust 6, 2014
    Old school South Park. Try a soy's that good.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MintzJune 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Turkey sandwich, but make sure you get it HOT
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SAugust 19, 2014
    Grilled chicken sandwich will never disappoint!
  • Lumen B.
    Lumen BigottSeptember 27, 2014
    Sandwiches are good!
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MorrillApril 12, 2011
    Irish creme lattes here make my day, try one
  • U
    UAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken breast sandwich, multigrain, hot, mmmmm
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingApril 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot coffee in a tall glass with a spoon.
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MoreiraSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Legendary if you were a fan of the 90s tech scene.
  • Norman L.
    Norman LiangApril 23, 2012
    Don't forget to bring your own wifi.
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJune 23, 2015
    Nice coffee and tea place!
  • Jud V.
    Jud ValeskiApril 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple small baguettes for breakfast. Chill.
  • Vasily M.
    Vasily MJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    European style coffee and pastries. Awesome. Read more
  • 板津 魁.
    Turkey sandwich and caaprese sandwich
  • V
    VMay 12, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Caffe Centro runs an express window that is sometimes (not always) faster than standing in line indoors. Try the counter panini when you're in a hurry.
  • Leap Year
    Leap YearAugust 4, 2011
    Blogger and the predecessor to Twitter were brewed here in South Park.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GoughNovember 10, 2016
    Tasty nicoise salad
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HashemyanJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Caprese sandwich, toasted.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LynchFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the egg salad on foccacia. Just plain awesome!
  • Alec P.
    Alec PageJuly 20, 2012
    Try the Bread Salad
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 10, 2015
    Okay coffee place, but the breakfast stuff is good
  • Reuel D.
    Reuel DanielsFebruary 21, 2014
    Great neighborhood spot!
  • MissBng
    MissBngJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the line and order ahead ..
  • Stéphane R.
    Stéphane RangayaMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a hot chocolate with a lot of cream. It's delicious!
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJune 23, 2015
    The green Tea!
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbMay 15, 2009
    any sandwich can be made on multi-grain and toasted. my favorites are tuna and ham & swiss
  • Eli F.
    Eli FreyJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy espresso. Good atmosphere!
  • Janet H.
    Janet HMay 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Acai bowl!
  • Abhi J.
    Abhi JayakumarOctober 9, 2013
    Mind blowing sandwiches.
  • Lina
    LinaFebruary 7, 2011
    Best coffee in san Francisco
  • Jolene E.
    Jolene EngoNovember 17, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cobb salads are excellent and so is the coffee.
  • Austin R.
    Austin RheeAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pasta Portofino!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RobocopApril 12, 2013
    Their coffee doesn't taste like they love it. Actually it doesn't taste good at all.
  • Norio I.
    Norio IchikawaApril 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Roast Beef is amazing!
  • S. J.
    S. JohnsonSeptember 1, 2011
    "South Park’s version of Coupa Café"
  • Claire D.
    Claire DaughertyMay 30, 2012
    Great salads!
  • Alf B.
    Alf BrandOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The line inside is always quicker
  • Sunny C.
    Sunny ChoMarch 2, 2011
    Cobb salad here is soooo good
  • David D.
    David DeathMarch 19, 2014
    The only reason to go here is to eat in the park. But you don't have to go here to do that. So you should go somewhere else. Unless you like waiting in line. Then this is a really good spot.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DonahueSeptember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Blended Iced Mocha is delicious!
  • Josh M.
    Josh McHughAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    if theoutaide line is long, look inside. often much shorter.
  • Rafael P.
    Rafael PellonNovember 22, 2014
    Café trendy da galera de startups bem estabelecidas de SFO. E com uma bela vista pro South Park. Kenny not included.
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