Where to find the best cafe in Rome
Rome, among other things, is famous for its coffee. Strong, potent and aromatic, whether it’s a quick hit of espresso or relishing in a long, slow coffee with friends that you’re after, the cafes in Rome are a great place to enjoy this centuries-old drink in the conditions it deserves.
Don’t forget than when ordering in a cafe in Rome, you generally need to use the following system: order from the cashier and pay, then head over to the bar with your receipt. Putting down a small coin on the bar will help get the barman’s attention. Without further ado, here are some of the most famous and best cafes in Rome.
CAFFÈ GRECO(Via Condotti, 86) – No list would be complete without mentioning the Caffè Greco. The second oldest cafe in Italy (and perhaps, the country’s best known), the Caffè Greco has, since 1760, been serving up refined energy juice to Italy’s writers, artists and politicians. Today, despite the exorbitant prices, the cafe is worth a look just to see its beautiful interior and drink in the inspiring vibes of past times.
TAZZA D’ORO(Via degli Orfani, 84) – Tazza d’Oro is a relatively simple Rome cafe with an equally uncomplicated secret: it serves great coffee. Often busy, but generally well-staffed, Tazza d’Oro is that tourist’s holy grail of an authentically Italian cafe. Prices are reasonable. We particularly recommend the granita – iced coffee.
SANT’EUSTACHIO(Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82) – Sant’Eustachio is another clear favourite among Rome’s coffee-loving crowd. Founded in 1938, the cafe still retains a period feel. It’ll be very busy, but you’ll get a great espresso, and possibly some kind of pastry to match. If you’ve been drinking Italian-stryle coffee for years, this is the perfect place to come to try the real thing. It even contains an old-fashioned coffee roaster.
CRISTALLI DI ZUCCHERO(Via di Val Tellina, 114) – Cristalli di Zucchero is our guilty secret. Doubtlessly one of the best pastry shops in Rome, this cafe sells melt-in-the-mouth fondants, fancies and fripperies as well as great cups of coffee. Accused by some of being slightly pretentious, but the sheer delight and decadence contained in a single macaroon from this cafe is well worth it.
We hope that your hunt for the perfect cafe in Rome is successful. If you find one that’s not on this list, why not write in and let us know about it?
Penelope – Marketing Team