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Caffe Centro

Caffe Centro

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Sandwich Place$$$$
South Park, San Francisco
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  • Paulette B.
    "pasta portofino salad"(2 Tips)
    Rachael L.
    "Great coffee, I am convinced they brew w/ cinnamon."(26 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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  • 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
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChinchillaApril 29, 2013
    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
    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.
  • Sarah S.
    Love this cafe, they have delicious food and croissants, and a super friendly staff. Great for lunch dates.
  • 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.
  • Paulette B.
    Paulette BleamMarch 29, 2013
    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.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJuly 24, 2015
    The staff here is really fast and friendly and they make damn good food. I recommend the capresé sandwich.
  • 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 :)
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMay 12, 2012
    Great coffee, I am convinced they brew w/ cinnamon. Cash jar at register to bypass the line if you're just getting drip.
  • 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.
  • Kelly
    KellyJuly 9, 2010
    Everything is delish! the black bean salad w/ tuna and the white cheddar pesto counder sando are my favs right now!
  • Fermin A.
    Fermin AguilarSeptember 26, 2011
    A delicious retreat from painting. The lattes and sandwiches are to die for. Try one! (Or two)
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel AráozJuly 8, 2015
    Great mocha and banana bread. They also accept bitcoin!
  • V
    VMay 12, 2009
    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.
  • 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.
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BrodenNovember 20, 2010
    2 egg breakfasts are available on Saturday morning. The Sicilian (poached eggs on crusty bread) is lovely.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CJune 26
    Delicious sandwiches and great iced coffee - try the BLAT
  • James B.
    James BrownDecember 12, 2015
    Breakfast was really good. Would definitely go back.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stephannie D.
    Stephannie DepaDecember 8, 2010
    its all about the nicoise salad! or if they have the pesto spinach lasagna, its delicious!
  • Takeshi .
    Takeshi 🍜June 8, 2012
    No WiFi, few outlets, but plenty of spots to stay. Good view of South Park and sweet chai :)
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeWittAugust 29, 2014
    The Niçoise salad is so great. The dressing is just the correct amount!
  • John W.
    John WhippleNovember 2, 2011
    I recommend the veggie sando! I think it's the tastiest one they have and I'm not even a vegetarian
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbMay 15, 2009
    any sandwich can be made on multi-grain and toasted. my favorites are tuna and ham & swiss
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxOctober 24, 2015
    Such a lovely place to sit at a small table outside and talk with a friend about life.
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 13, 2014
    Coffee was great. Sandwich was great. Might just have to become a regular here.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BartelFebruary 27, 2012
    Try the Grilled Chicken Sandwich - This and the Turkey Sandwich are the best :)
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    Yes. Everyone here is doing deals. Hot spot for VC and cold brew coffee.
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroNovember 8, 2011
    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.
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BlackMay 1, 2014
    Get your sandwich toasted and on multi grain bread! Delicious
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenMay 1, 2015
    Good iced coffee and nice location bordering a small park.
  • 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
    Pretty great chai and macchiatos with quiet outside seating by South Park.
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingSeptember 21, 2012
    Offer to watch thy neighbors' gadgets while you order. He/she will do the same.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MintzMay 13, 2012
    Get the turkey sandwich, but ask for it "hot." Makes the sandwich ten times better
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyApril 24, 2013
    don't wait in line for coffee, just drop $2 in the jar, grab your cup and go!
  • Nina Rossi K.
    Nina Rossi KomelJune 7, 2012
    Awesome peach soda. Try it with cream
  • Josh P.
    Josh PylesMarch 10, 2015
    These guys are super fast. Great place for a quick lunch bite.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LynchFebruary 19, 2010
    Get the egg salad on foccacia. Just plain awesome!
  • Taylor
    TaylorSeptember 15, 2011
    Great chai. Very relaxing place with the park right there.
  • Joseph E.
    Joseph EngoNovember 17, 2009
    The Cobb salads are excellent and so is the coffee.
  • Ankur P.
    Ankur PatankarNovember 17, 2014
    The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here
  • M.G. S.
    M.G. SieglerAugust 3, 2014
    Avoid during lunch -- too crowded. Otherwise excellent.
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky C.August 2, 2013
    Turkey sandwich on focaccia makes for a perfect lunch
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 21, 2014
    Sit by the window or walk around the park.
  • Carolynn C.
    Carolynn ChoiJune 24, 2013
    Cozy spot to grab coffee and lunch by the park!
  • 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.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BrownAugust 25, 2014
    Awesome sandwiches, good coffee, great quiet street.
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