One tends to walk a lot in Rome (a lot a lot) so its natural to grab a seat by the many lovely cafes the city has to offer. Usually I frequent one café my whole trip and make it my morning ritual. But this time I tried different ones almost every day and some I went to even twice. There are lot of places to find the best coffee in Rome. Here is a compilation of 5 favorite cafes in the city:
5 Cafés to try #WhenInRome
–Bar Farnese- If you go here, you will come back with a smile on your face. Farnese is a true Roman experience!! Thanks to the owner Angelo and his courteous staff, this is one of my favorites. The bar is old fashioned and vintage that it makes me cry! The no frill service adds to its charm and it also happens to be a stone’s throw away from the major attractions of the city. Go here and sit outside and do some people watching. But do not confuse it with Caffe Farnese which is close by.
Via dei Baullari 106, Rome.
-Pasticceria Trastevere- This was 2 tram stops away from where I stayed so it became sort of mandatory to try it. Pasticceria Trastevere has the best pastries in the neighborhood- small delicious choux puffs filled with cream, custard, chocolate…..You name it! The service is super quick and I love their painted cups.
Via Natale del Grande 49, Rome.
–Antico Caffè Greco– Do not judge me! Yes I went there for fresh juice and a caffè. It was a costly affair and I was aware of it (if you sit inside a caffè costs about EUR7-8) but I was a tourist in Rome so I enjoyed visiting the second oldest cafe in the country! I am also a sucker for places where the great writers frequented. Goethe and Byron are two examples who used to come here. In case you end up visiting Greco, order at the counter and enjoy the old world experience. (UPDATE: As of January 2018, the latest news is that the place might be shut as it is no longer able to bear the expense of running)
Via dei Condotti 86, Rome.
–Roscioli Caffè- Roscioli is another favorite in Rome. I went twice this summer, once with a friend who was most kind to treat me and once alone where I had the freshest panino ever! I love the whole experience of standing at the narrow bar and enjoying my food. Of course there is free WiFi and super delicious pastries. Somehow even a cornetto is more creamier here! The service isn’t as friendly but maybe that is because they are always so full.
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16, Rome.
–El Mojitaro Bar- Another no frills bar with an owner who loves to chit chat. This could be one of the most photographed places in the graffiti covered neighborhood of Rome. Courteous service and street views aside, this Bar is amazing. Their cocktails are a tad expensive but you are in Rome…… I’d just order a simple cappuccino and enjoy sitting outside.
Vicolo del Cinque 5, Rome.
Apart from the ones above I also love Caffè Peru, Bar Willy and Bar San Calisto.
Have you tried any of these?? I’d love more recommendations for my next trip.
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Ishita is an Indian Blogger who is in love with all things Italian. Every year, Ishita seek’s new experiences and destinations in Italy; from the southernmost tip of Sicilia to the Northern most parts of Piemonte.
Ishita works and lives in Delhi.