Tosca Cafe

tosca cafe san francisco
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MONDAY - SUNDAY: 5 P.M. - 2 A.M.
415.986.9651 | WEBSITE

Tosca’s House “Cappuccino,” an armagnac and bourbon-spiked chocolate milk, has been going strong since 1919. A requisite for regulars and tourists alike, the drink is made beneath the hulking metal coffee urn, Tosca’s most notable fixture. This neon-adorned North Beach space has welcomed celebrities and A-Listers for years, and while it’s recently been re-vamped by the New York team behind The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, the theme remains Italian. The wine list, a collection of both classic and more esoteric Italian wines (helmed by Ceri Smith of Biondovino) is joined by a robust selection of amari, assembled by bar director Isaac Shumway, who is also behind the restaurant’s excellent list of re-imagined classic cocktails, like the Daiquiri #1 1898, the Tosca Martini and the Casino Bar Negroni.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • good wine
  • Italian wine
  • full menu
  • jukebox
What to drink
House "Cappuccino," red wine, Casino Bar Negroni.
North Beach
The jukebox is free. Sidle up and hit play.