Cafe Trieste New Montgomery 1/1 by Tripoto

Cafe Trieste New Montgomery

Michele Bigley
Newly inspired to write the great American novel? Then grab a table and an espresso at the original Caffé Trieste (from City Lights walk north to Vallejo and turn right). Opened in 1956 by Giovanni Giotta, this Beat haunt has housed many a writer including Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Hirschman (Poet Laureate of San Francisco) and a young Francis Ford Coppola who wrote the screenplay to the Godfather here. Admire the archive of black and white photos on the wall or stay for the Caffe Trieste Saturday Concert series, the longest running show in SF since 1971.