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Trieste and coffee

Trieste is “the city of coffee” by excellence and the people from Trieste have a special bond to coffee. Consider they have created a peculiar terminology to order coffee, which sounds like a conundrum to any visitor: what can a “capo in b” or a “goccia” mean?
Going to a historical coffeehouse in Trieste means diving into today’s Trieste and into the past.

Try the “Caffè degli Specchi”, found in the beautiful Piazza Unità d’Italia facing the sea, take a seat at a table in the square and enjoy the view.

The Caffè Tommaseopreserves the atmosphere of a typical Viennese coffee room and was the favourite meeting place of several artists and writers of the early 20th century.

If you are in Borgo Teresiano, go to the Caffè Stella Polare, a regular destination for the Irish novelist James Joyce. Joyce was also fond of local sweets and used to have them at the Antica Pasticceria Pirona. If you wish to meet the artists and writers of today, then you cannot miss the Caffè San Marco, an old-fashioned coffee bar where it is not unusual to meet Magris working on his latest book.

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Residenza Le 6A offers you a foamy ‘capo in B’ (caffè macchiato) or a ‘nero’ (black coffee) at Caffè San Marco! Guests with a direct booking of at least 2 nights receive a voucher for coffee at their table in this historic place in the city.

Enjoying speciality sweets and Trieste stories

Discover our city through the history of its confectionery tradition. You will uncover it layer by layer while savouring a selection of traditional sweets accompanied by tea or coffee.

Purchase FVG at a discounted price directly on site.

FVG card

With the FVG Card, you can enter the major tourist attractions of Friuli Venezia Giulia for free. Guests of the Residenza can purchase the FVG Card at a discounted price right at our reception desk.

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