13 best coffee shops in Rome
Honoré de Balzac
This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of wit start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder.
If you, as Honoré de Balzac, cannot live without this sublime drink, this is the moment to discover where are the best coffee shops in Rome.
You know how much the Italians are fond to this precious drink, for all the tourists coming here I have picked up a list of the best Roman cafe.
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Considered by many as the best coffee you can ever taste in Rome. The coffee served by the Sant'Eustachio rigorously derives from a secret brew.
The place is not very big, there are two counters, and when the weather is good, there are few tables outside.
If you don't know which coffee to taste, don't hesitate and ask for a "Gran Caffè," and keep in mind that it will already be served with sugar, if you don't want it, just remember to ask the barkeeper not to put the sugar.
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La Casa del Caffè Tazza d'Oro
Near the Pantheon, there is the first competitor of the Sant'Eustachio: La Casa del Caffè Tazza d'Oro. The cafe is always full of people every minute of the day.
I warmly suggest you try at least once the famous coffee snow cone with double whipped, a real high-calorie bomb.
If you want, here you can also buy the best mixtures of coffee.
Entering in a Castroni shop is like being invaded by an explosion of perfumes and colors of old times. The coffee's aroma is obviously the king.
Castroni is perhaps the most famous grocery store in Rome, since 1932. Absolutely to try a cup of coffee at the counter, sublime and balanced.
A perfect gift for you or your friends will be a box of coffee beans. You will bring at home the whole intense perfume experimented in the shop.
Antico Caffè della Pace
The Antico Caffè della Pace is a historic coffee shop. It exists since the XVIII Century. With time, it has become the place of meeting of many artists.
Inside you'll find a vintage design: beautiful the old cash drawer.
The outside is surrounded by the ivy that covers the boundaries of this building.
At the Antico Caffè, you won't find only coffee, but also food, cocktail, and cakes.
In the evening there is also a musical accompaniment.
Antico Caffè Greco
The Antico Caffè Greco is the historical place of the Capital and deserves a visit. The shop is refined and elegant, you can breathe all the history that has passed here, amid politics and artists.
I recommend a simple coffee at the counter.
Bar Moonlight Cafe
The Moonlight Café is located at Testaccio; from outside it seems a cafe as all the others, but all it takes is entering and taste its coffee or cappuccino to be in heaven.
The place is pleasant and on two levels, with an area to the open. The Moonlight never sleeps, the coffee shop stays open from 5:00 am to 2:00 am!
Perfect for an appetizer (only €7!), it has free wi-fi connection.
The Caffè Fleming is also a bakery that served tasty handicraft croissant.
Needless to say, the coffee is excellent.
Original note: there are events of tasting and meeting with the producers in the enoteca inside the cafe.
Caffetteria Bistrot al Chiostro del Bramante
Located inside the complex of the Chiostro del Bramante, it gives you the possibility to take a break in complete quietness in the heart of one of the most crowded zones in the center of Rome.
Bar Caffè Grecco
The Caffè Grecco is an old shop of Rome at just 500 meters from the Basilica of St. Peter.
The cafe offers an excellent coffee that I advise to accompany with its good eclair or freshly baked croissant.
The shop offers free wi-fi too.
Outside the center, in the EUR area, there is a small and original cafe that proposes coffees and cappuccino that are worth the trip.
To absolutely try the sandwiches and the fantastic creamy croissant!
Gran Caffè Illy
If you find yourself in the Eataly mall, you owe a stop at this cafe, where you can taste different type of coffee, all of them unique.
The Caffetteria Tornatora is one among the most beloved in Rome for the quality of the products.
All the cakes are rigorously handicraft: simple croissant, brioche, and the list go on.
But the clear star is the coffee.
These are my favorite coffee shop in Rome, now it's your turn to try them and let me know in the comments.