5 Instruments

At Caffe Trieste, the West Coast’s first espresso house since 1956, the weekend brings in a hodgepodge of timeless customers: senior Beatniks, old-timers, international visitors... Diversity is felt everywhere, with tense friction between locals and tourists. At the counter, an old woman with stringy white hair takes her daily cappuccino and waves to a seated man wearing a fedora and spectacles. He parts his eyes from the Chronicle to return the greeting, then glances over at the young...