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- An old fashioned and vintage bar that would make you cry!
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. It has that no frill service and also happens to be a stone’s throw away from the major attractions of the city. Do visit Farnese and sit outside for some people watching. Do not confuse it with Caffe Farnese which is close by.
Via dei Baullari 106, Rome.
-Pasticceria Trastevere- Hands down one of the best pastries I’ve had in Rome.
Pasticceria Trastevere is in the picturesque neighborhood of the city and focuses on amazingly delicious choux puffs filled with cream, custard, chocolate…..The service is super quick and there’s a place to sit outside close to a tram stop. Their ceramic cups are amazing.
Via Natale del Grande 49, Rome.
–Antico Caffè Greco– Right next to the Spanish Steps is the old world cafe where writers such as Byron and Goethe frequented.
Do not judge me because I went there for fresh juice and caffè and cost me around EUR 6-8. Even though it was a costly affair, I wanted to splurge so I enjoyed visiting the second oldest cafe in the country! In case you end up visiting Greco, order at the counter and enjoy the old world experience.
Via dei Condotti 86, Rome.
–Roscioli Caffè- Roscioli is a household name in Rome and also has Salumeria Roscioli and Restaurant.
I’ve had the freshest panino here and I won’t forget the 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! Roscioli is always full and so I don’t blame their service for being a tad edgy.
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16, Rome.
–El Mojitaro Bar- This could be one of the most photographed bars in Rome.
Another no frills bar with an owner who loves to chit chat, this bar has courteous service and stunning street views. Their cocktails are a tad expensive but you are in Rome, I’d say just order a simple coffee and cappuccino to enjoy the street 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.