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Caffe Centro

Caffe Centro

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Place · South Park
102 South Park (at Jack London Alley), San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Welcome to Caffe Centro, South Park’s bustling neighborhood cafe. Caffe Centro has been at the heart of the South Park Community for over 20 years; providing local residents and the business community with quick, simple, and delicious food & drink.


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  • What you need to know
    Paulette B.
    "pasta portofino salad"(2 Tips)
    Rachael L.
    "Great coffee, I am convinced they brew w/ cinnamon."(25 Tips)
    Ankur P.
    "The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here"(2 Tips)
    Francesca C.
    "Bring your own food to eat by the green table in the park."(2 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • sandwiches
  • café
  • pasta portofino
  • good for a quick meal
  • salads
  • chai
  • outdoor seating
  • casual
  • cute
  • bagels
  • good service
  • great value
  • brownies
  • scenic views
  • vegetarian food
  • paninis
  • croissants
  • park
  • breakfast food
  • SFGate
    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
    SFGate · October 8, 2014
  • Jonathan C.
    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.
    Jonathan Chinchilla · April 29, 2013
  • Kat .
    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.
    Kat 🙊 · 1 week ago
  • David D.
    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.
    David Death · March 19, 2014
  • Eater
    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
    Eater · September 10, 2014
  • Gregory K.
    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.
    Gregory Kennedy · November 24, 2010
  • V
    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.
    V · May 12, 2009
  • Blythe R.
    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.
    Blythe Riske · January 23, 2012
  • Sarah S.
    Love this cafe, they have delicious food and croissants, and a super friendly staff. Great for lunch dates.
    Sarah Strehler · March 2
  • Chris M.
    Best bagels in SoMA! Some how the cream cheese stays solid and cool on a toasted bagel. Perfect! You should try it :)
    Chris McIntyre · July 22, 2010
  • Rachael L.
    Great coffee, I am convinced they brew w/ cinnamon. Cash jar at register to bypass the line if you're just getting drip.
    Rachael Lynn · May 12, 2012
  • Kelly
    Everything is delish! the black bean salad w/ tuna and the white cheddar pesto counder sando are my favs right now!
    Kelly · July 9, 2010
  • Paulette B.
    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.
    Paulette Bleam · March 29, 2013
  • Jesse A.
    The staff here is really fast and friendly and they make damn good food. I recommend the capresé sandwich.
    Jesse Atkinson · July 24, 2015
  • Francesca C.
    Bring your own food to eat by the green table in the park. Their salads aren't as good as the setting.
    Francesca C. · April 13, 2013
  • Nancy B.
    2 egg breakfasts are available on Saturday morning. The Sicilian (poached eggs on crusty bread) is lovely.
    Nancy Broden · November 20, 2010
  • Michael S.
    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.
    Michael Sippey · September 15, 2010
  • John W.
    I recommend the veggie sando! I think it's the tastiest one they have and I'm not even a vegetarian
    John Whipple · November 2, 2011
  • Takeshi O.
    No WiFi, few outlets, but plenty of spots to stay. Good view of South Park and sweet chai :)
    Takeshi Ohishi · June 8, 2012
  • Fermin A.
    A delicious retreat from painting. The lattes and sandwiches are to die for. Try one! (Or two)
    Fermin Aguilar · September 26, 2011
  • Stephannie D.
    its all about the nicoise salad! or if they have the pesto spinach lasagna, its delicious!
    Stephannie Depa · December 8, 2010
  • Ted G.
    any sandwich can be made on multi-grain and toasted. my favorites are tuna and ham & swiss
    Ted Grubb · May 15, 2009
  • Manuel A.
    Great mocha and banana bread. They also accept bitcoin!
    Manuel Aráoz · July 8, 2015
  • Allen R.
    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.
    Allen Romero · November 8, 2011
  • James B.
    Breakfast was really good. Would definitely go back.
    James Brown · December 12, 2015
  • Sarah
    Pretty great chai and macchiatos with quiet outside seating by South Park.
    Sarah · December 22, 2014
  • Brian D.
    The Niçoise salad is so great. The dressing is just the correct amount!
    Brian DeWitt · August 29, 2014
  • Keenan P.
    Coffee was great. Sandwich was great. Might just have to become a regular here.
    Keenan Patterson · September 13, 2014
  • Tim B.
    Try the Grilled Chicken Sandwich - This and the Turkey Sandwich are the best :)
    Tim Bartel · February 27, 2012
  • Cameron M.
    Such a lovely place to sit at a small table outside and talk with a friend about life.
    Cameron Maddux · October 24, 2015
  • Adam M.
    Get the turkey sandwich, but ask for it "hot." Makes the sandwich ten times better
    Adam Mintz · May 13, 2012
  • Dirk G.
    Good iced coffee and nice location bordering a small park.
    Dirk Gadsden · May 1, 2015
  • Liza S.
    Offer to watch thy neighbors' gadgets while you order. He/she will do the same.
    Liza Sperling · September 21, 2012
  • Jenna B.
    Get your sandwich toasted and on multi grain bread! Delicious
    Jenna Black · May 1, 2014
  • Oriana W.
    Happy hour 5-7 pm. Answer a trivial pursuit question correctly and get 50% off your drink!
    Oriana Wen · March 18, 2015
  • Michael R.
    Their coffee doesn't taste like they love it. Actually it doesn't taste good at all.
    Michael Robocop · April 12, 2013
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    don't wait in line for coffee, just drop $2 in the jar, grab your cup and go!
    Chris 🍻 Makarsky · April 24, 2013
  • M.G. S.
    Avoid during lunch -- too crowded. Otherwise excellent.
    M.G. Siegler · August 3, 2014
  • Joseph E.
    The Cobb salads are excellent and so is the coffee.
    Joseph Engo · November 17, 2009
  • Brian L.
    Get the egg salad on foccacia. Just plain awesome!
    Brian Lynch · February 19, 2010
  • Daniel S.
    Free 2 hour street parking in South Park, right next door.
    Daniel Shi · May 31, 2013
  • Stéphane R.
    Order a hot chocolate with a lot of cream. It's delicious!
    Stéphane Rangaya · March 16, 2010
  • Dylan B.
    Yes. Everyone here is doing deals. Hot spot for VC and cold brew coffee.
    Dylan Boyd · September 13, 2015
  • Nina Rossi K.
    Awesome peach soda. Try it with cream
    Nina Rossi Komel · June 7, 2012
  • Leap Year
    Blogger and the predecessor to Twitter were brewed here in South Park.
    Leap Year · August 4, 2011
  • Taylor
    Great chai. Very relaxing place with the park right there.
    Taylor · September 15, 2011
  • Ankur P.
    The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here
    Ankur Patankar · November 17, 2014
  • leland r.
    Old school South Park. Try a soy's that good.
    leland rechis · August 6, 2014
  • Kelly O.
    Cute cafe with really good paninis!
    Kelly O'Boyle · August 4, 2011
  • Jud V.
    Simple small baguettes for breakfast. Chill.
    Jud Valeski · April 26, 2011
  • Josh M.
    if theoutaide line is long, look inside. often much shorter.
    Josh McHugh · August 10, 2009
  • Adam M.
    Get the Turkey sandwich, but make sure you get it HOT
    Adam Mintz · June 12, 2012
  • Josh P.
    These guys are super fast. Great place for a quick lunch bite.
    Josh Pyles · March 10, 2015
  • Jeff W.
    Sit by the window or walk around the park.
    Jeff Weinstein · August 21, 2014
  • Danielle M.
    Irish creme lattes here make my day, try one
    Danielle Morrill · April 12, 2011
  • Vicky C.
    Turkey sandwich on focaccia makes for a perfect lunch
    Vicky C. · August 2, 2013
  • Carolynn C.
    Cozy spot to grab coffee and lunch by the park!
    Carolynn Choi · June 24, 2013
  • Jiexi C.
    Okay coffee place, but the breakfast stuff is good
    Jiexi Cao · August 10, 2015
  • Humberto M.
    Legendary if you were a fan of the 90s tech scene.
    Humberto Moreira · September 8, 2011
  • Norman L.
    Don't forget to bring your own wifi.
    Norman Liang · April 23, 2012
  • Danielle W.
    Delicious sandwiches in a beautiful park!
    Danielle Wallis · September 1, 2011
  • Sarah H.
    Try the Caprese sandwich, toasted.
    Sarah Hashemyan · July 16, 2011
  • Vasily M.
    European style coffee and pastries. Awesome. Read more
    Vasily M · June 13, 2011
  • Kimberly S.
    Grilled chicken sandwich will never disappoint!
    Kimberly S · August 19, 2014
  • Liza S.
    Hot coffee in a tall glass with a spoon.
    Liza Sperling · April 3, 2012
  • Alf B.
    The line inside is always quicker
    Alf Brand · October 18, 2010
  • Lumen B.
    Sandwiches are good!
    Lumen Bigott · September 27, 2014
  • U
    Chicken breast sandwich, multigrain, hot, mmmmm
    U · August 19, 2013
  • Stephanie D.
    Blended Iced Mocha is delicious!
    Stephanie Donahue · September 22, 2009
  • heidi h.
    Nice coffee and tea place!
    heidi harman · June 23, 2015
  • Alec P.
    Try the Bread Salad
    Alec Page · July 20, 2012
  • Eli F.
    Yummy espresso. Good atmosphere!
    Eli Frey · July 12, 2011
  • MissBng
    Skip the line and order ahead ..
    MissBng · July 1, 2014
  • S. J.
    "South Park’s version of Coupa Café"
    S. Johnson · September 1, 2011
  • Odile R.
    Coffee and cool atmosphere
    Odile Roujol · March 9
  • heidi h.
    The green Tea!
    heidi harman · June 23, 2015
  • Reuel D.
    Great neighborhood spot!
    Reuel Daniels · February 21, 2014
  • Norio I.
    Roast Beef is amazing!
    Norio Ichikawa · April 13, 2011
  • Abhi J.
    Mind blowing sandwiches.
    Abhi Jayakumar · October 9, 2013
  • Lina
    Best coffee in san Francisco
    Lina · February 7, 2011
  • Janet H.
    Acai bowl!
    Janet H · 2 weeks ago
  • Sunny C.
    Cobb salad here is soooo good
    Sunny Cho · March 2, 2011
  • Austin R.
    Pasta Portofino!
    Austin Rhee · August 29, 2014
  • Claire D.
    Great salads!
    Claire Daugherty · May 30, 2012
  • Rafael P.
    Café trendy da galera de startups bem estabelecidas de SFO. E com uma bela vista pro South Park. Kenny not included.
    Rafael Pellon · November 22, 2014
  • Ben B.
    Awesome sandwiches, good coffee, great quiet street.
    Ben Brown · August 25, 2014

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