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Cafe International

Cafe International

Lower Haight, San Francisco
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    Matthew B.
    "The turkish coffee is amazing."(8 Tips)
    Eric E.
    "The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made of coffee."(3 Tips)
    Aamir A.
    "Come here on a Sun late afternoon-evening for some great live jazz"(10 Tips)
    David G.
    "Awesome Bagels, good espresso and a lovely patio."(8 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon73 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • jazz music
  • bagels
  • outdoor seating
  • espresso
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  • Ria C.heart icon on user image
    Ria CarminSeptember 5, 2016
    Cozy coffee shop with friendly welcoming owners. Fresh delicious sandwiches and bagels. Has free wifi. Definitely check out the outside patio!
  • Vicheart icon on user image
    VicMay 25, 2016
    Beautiful,book/laptop friendly cafe,with a good taste in music and luckily enough a good-voice stuff to accompany it. :) the style of coffee houses you like to have just across your neighbourhood.
  • Carli B.heart icon on user image
    Carli BrunnerDecember 14, 2014
    Found a new hole-in-the-wall coffee shop. Very spacious, great for posting up for a day to get work done. Very reasonable prices👌
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenOctober 20, 2012
    try the Turkish coffee. it takes a bit of time to prepare, but it's worth the wait for this stuff.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST PLACE TO FIND FREE LIVE JAZZRelax on the back patio at Cafe International every Sunday at 4pm & take in a set of fine local jazzRead more
  • Paull Y.heart icon on user image
    Paull YoungMarch 3, 2015
    Love the staff here. Great for a cafe snack, coffee & a hang. Jazz on the weekends!
  • Caitlin S.heart icon on user image
    Caitlin SalzbergDecember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the Cafe International cappuccino!! Dog and people friendly! Never had a bad experience.
  • Szabolcs B.heart icon on user image
    Szabolcs BokonyiJune 22, 2016
    Amazing place with a very nice bartender, great coffee, great ambient and amazing smoothies.
  • Jeena J.
    Jeena JamesJuly 15, 2013
    Got the chardonnay first which is great but when I tasted the Turkish coffee I realized I've found my new favorite coffee!
  • Karthik R.
    Karthik RamanMarch 2, 2015
    Free jazz that's really good. Plenty of space to also work or veg out. Delicious guava smoothie
  • Nanaheart icon on user image
    NanaSeptember 3, 2016
    Real chill place to get some work done 💻 grab a Turkish coffee or a cold coffee ☕️ and 🤓
  • Lexaheart icon on user image
    LexaDecember 10, 2017
    Cozy atmosphere, lots of seating, outdoor patio, nice selection of food and beverages.
  • David G.heart icon on user image
    David GorgesAugust 6, 2014
    Awesome Bagels, good espresso and a lovely patio.
  • Aslihan A.heart icon on user image
    Aslihan AzeriNovember 12, 2016
    Nice people, small talks. Both customers and place owners are great.great place for reading and working
  • J J.heart icon on user image
    J JohnJune 14, 2014
    Great coffee, amazing atmosphere, a legendary cafe. Super service. LOVE this place!
  • Dana F.heart icon on user image
    Dana FraserMay 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're good to Zarah, she'll be good to you. Tip your barista. And whatever the soup is, eat that too.
  • Elizabeth B.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth BarelliJuly 22, 2013
    Great jazz music on sunday evenings, authentic vibe, international crowd, delicious bagels
  • Lexaheart icon on user image
    LexaDecember 10, 2017
    Speakeasy, back room, couches, cozy atmosphere.
  • Benson B.heart icon on user image
    Benson BleierJuly 19, 2016
    Great spot to work at. Love the couches and the outdoor seating area.
  • Cameron S.heart icon on user image
    Cameron SteerMay 17, 2016
    Amazing coffee, perfect start for a busy day!
  • Carlotta V.heart icon on user image
    Carlotta VauxJune 20, 2019
    Very nice service, not at all pretentious and the pumpkin cake is great !
  • Madison S.heart icon on user image
    Madison SheltonJune 10, 2016
    Get the Turkish coffee. It's amazing. Side note - cash only
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BalousekJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The turkish coffee is amazing. Open mic performances (mostly musicians) every Friday, and jazz twice a week!
  • Thomas G.heart icon on user image
    Thomas GrahamJune 28, 2018
    Owner is amazing. So are the bagel sandwich specials.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret garden space out back is amazing on a sunny day!
  • Naeem N.
    Naeem NaseemDecember 3, 2011
    Staff and owner are amazing. There iced coffee is made with love and cubes of frozen ice. Woot
  • Flor
    FlorApril 3, 2013
    The zucchini bread is great! Not too sweet but soft and rich.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HoltzAugust 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring-your-own-instrument Jazz on Sunday is super fun.
  • Beth C.heart icon on user image
    Beth CMarch 28, 2013
    Amazing staff, good coffee. Will try pistachio cake next time.
  • Dale T.
    Dale TegmanOctober 30, 2011
    Lots of great live music, an outdoor patio, and excellent cheap Mediterranean food.
  • Haighteration
    HaighterationNovember 22, 2010
    Great backyard and this is the kind of place you come with friends for bagels and coffee to nurse a hang over. -Devon C.
  • Mike 🐈 S.
    Mike 🐈 SkalnikFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Espresso drinks aren't their thing, but the Turkish Coffee is fantastic.
  • Tobias S.heart icon on user image
    Tobias SchmidtMarch 30, 2018
    Not the best coffee, not the best food but a _great_ place to hang out and get shit done!
  • Beatsy B.
    Beatsy BoysMarch 31, 2013
    Check out the Beatsy invite flyers! - for Electronic Dance Music artists
  • Júlia F.heart icon on user image
    Júlia Fuscaldi RebouçasAugust 30, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee, bagels, ambient
  • Haighteration
    HaighterationNovember 21, 2010
    Come for the jazz at night, stay for the extra veggies on the bagel and the sweet owner and daughter. -Thea S.
  • Cécileheart icon on user image
    CécileJanuary 26, 2020
    Authentic San Francisco vibe.
  • Kian L.heart icon on user image
    Kian LaviApril 1, 2016
    Get a pot of Persian tea and relax 👏🏽
  • Boris B.
    Boris BaldingerNovember 3, 2013
    Lovely place. Nice people. Good food.
  • Tedheart icon on user image
    TedAugust 28, 2015
    Awesome atmosphere and owner.
  • Marc S.
    Marc SmolowitzFebruary 2, 2010
    Zara will help u find your own special coffee drink & makes it with love & good neighborhood gossip Tue-Sun.
  • Dylan J.heart icon on user image
    Dylan JonesAugust 24, 2015
    Get any fresh fruit juice
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DraczynskiOctober 14, 2012
    Good, fresh-tasting sandwiches and smoothies.
  • Rebekka M.
    Rebekka MüllerSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best lemon bars in town!
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMarch 31, 2011
    The macaroons are huge and delicious! The staff is super friendly and outgoing.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SimpsonNovember 11, 2011
    The woman behind the counter is very friendly and inviting. Great atmosphere.
  • Raghu N.heart icon on user image
    Raghu NathApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place. Come here for the smiles
  • El T.heart icon on user image
    El TMarch 31, 2013
    amazing red velvet chocolate chip cookies!!
  • Jennyheart icon on user image
    JennySeptember 6, 2015
    Mexican hot chocolate, super nice staff
  • Aamir A.heart icon on user image
    Aamir AliApril 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here on a Sun late afternoon-evening for some great live jazz
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