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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)
    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."(29 Tips)
    Ankur P.
    "The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here"(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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Yes. Everyone here is doing deals. Hot spot for VC and cold brew coffee.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MartinezOctober 23, 2016
    Very beautiful and cozy place to have a cup of coffee and breakfast.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Manuel A.
    Manuel AráozJuly 8, 2015
    Great mocha and banana bread. They also accept bitcoin!
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeWittAugust 29, 2014
    The Niçoise salad is so great. The dressing is just the correct amount!
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonSeptember 13, 2014
    Coffee was great. Sandwich was great. Might just have to become a regular here.
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BartelFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Grilled Chicken Sandwich - This and the Turkey Sandwich are the best :)
  • 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.
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BlackMay 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your sandwich toasted and on multi grain bread! Delicious
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Ariel Z.
    Ariel ZachJanuary 13
    Coffee, large area of outdoor sitting, no frills
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty great chai and macchiatos with quiet outside seating by South Park.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Nina Rossi K.
    Nina Rossi KomelJune 7, 2012
    Awesome peach soda. Try it with cream
  • 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.
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky C.August 2, 2013
    Turkey sandwich on focaccia makes for a perfect lunch
  • Ankur P.
    Ankur PatankarNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The caprese sandwich is the best veggie option here
  • Carolynn C.
    Carolynn ChoiJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy spot to grab coffee and lunch by the park!
  • Taylor
    TaylorSeptember 15, 2011
    Great chai. Very relaxing place with the park right there.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit by the window or walk around the park.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShiMay 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free 2 hour street parking in South Park, right next door.
  • 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!
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