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5 Cafés to try #WhenInRome

Visiting Rome and in search for a good coffee place?? There are a tad too many Bars and cafes in Rome (its Italy after all!) but here are 5 of the best Cafes that you can enjoy a coffee #WhenInRome.

5 Cafés to try #WhenInRome

1. Bar Farnese- An old fashioned and vintage bar that would make you cry! 

Bar Farnese will put a smile on your face because it is a true Roman experience. Thanks to the owner Angelo and his courteous staff, even being right in the middle of Campo de’ Fiori, doesn’t make Bar Farnese expensive. In fact a cappuccino costs around €1.3 and if you order two with a two pastries, you won’t spend more than €6-7! Farnese has a no frill service and is perfect for people watching.

Do not confuse it with Caffe Farnese which is close by!

Via dei Baullari 106, Rome.

2. Pasticceria Trastevere- Hands down one of the best pastries I’ve had in Rome.

Pasticceria Trastevere is in the picturesque neighborhood of the city. It focuses on offering its customers delicious choux puffs filled with cream, custard, chocolate…..This place is close to the Trastevere tram spot and a great place to have coffee in Rome. Sit outside and enjoy the view. 

Via Natale del Grande 49, Rome.

3. Antico Caffè GrecoAn old world cafe where writers such as Byron and Goethe frequented!

I went there for fresh juice and caffè and a juice only costed me around EUR 7-8! Even though it was a costly affair, I wanted to enjoy visiting the second oldest cafe in the country! Greco has an unmistakable charm like the vintage cafes of Vienna and is truly an old world experience.

Via dei Condotti 86, Rome.

4. Roscioli Caffè- Roscioli is a household name in Rome and also includes Salumeria Roscioli and Restaurant. 

I’ll never forget my first experience of Roscioli on a hot day in Rome. I munched on the freshest panino here. Standing at the narrow bar counter and enjoying the Roman service was my idea of fun. Is it yours?? If yes, don’t miss Roscioli! It is a great find in Central Rome and has delicious coffee and maritozzo- Roman pastries filled with cream. There is free WiFi but their service can be a tad edgy at times!

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli 16, Rome.

5. El Mojitaro Bar- Simply the most famous and photographed Bar of Trastevere

This is another no frills bar with an owner who loves to chit chat. Located in the picturesque alleys of Trastevere, this bar has excellent service and stunning street views. Their cocktails are expensive than most. A simple cappuccino is worth ordering to enjoy the street view outside.

Vicolo del Cinque 5, Rome.

That’s me at the Bar enjoying a cappuccino!

Apart from the ones above I also love Caffè Peru, San Eustacio, 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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  • aumlifestyle
    September 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Will defo visit when I go Rome next year 👌👍

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    • Ishita
      September 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Yes you must 🙂

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  • Un po' di pepe
    August 18, 2017 at 5:04 am

    i dream about the granita di caffe at Tazza d’Oro. i could use one right now! ciao, Cristina

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    • Ishita
      August 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Me too!! I want one so bad…Ciao

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  • travelertotraveler
    July 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for dropping by Traveler2Traveler. Was recently in Rome and wish I had these tips before:-).

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    • Ishita
      July 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂 There is always that hope of visiting again. Happy you liked them!

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  • livedinitaly
    July 1, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Try La Casa del Caffè Tazza d’Oro (tazzadorocoffeeshop.com), just off (NE) of the Pantheon. Iced coffee in the summertime.

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    • Ishita
      July 1, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      I actually have but not this year 😉 it’s one of the best

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  • gregsitaly
    June 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Wow, so many beautiful places to stop and enjoy the moments. Saved this list to my phone for our September vist. Grazie mille.

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    • Ishita
      June 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      How wonderful Greg. September is so near

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  • pblevitt
    June 26, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Brava – “don’t judge me” I have been there more than once and that is that! Love your list and still need to check out tow of them. Great post Ishita!

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    • Ishita
      June 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you dear!! Any plans to return?? Or are you there

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  • SendingPostcardsHome
    June 23, 2017 at 1:28 am

    Should have come across your blog before we visited Rome! 😓😓

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    • Ishita
      June 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Oops I get that a lot. But there’s always a next time!

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  • Dippy-Dotty Girl
    June 23, 2017 at 1:26 am

    I am heading out to my local cafe, an old-world roastery, and I happened to click upon your post in the reader. Sigh. I want Rome right now. I do remember the El Mojitaro Bar because we used to pass it every day during our walks in the city. I used to look in from outside and wonder how good it might be. Next time I shall peek in 🙂 xx

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    • Ishita
      June 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Sigh! I know what you mean ….I’d say just pick a place outside and have breakfast here next time!! Ciao

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  • HelsinkiBudapest
    June 22, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I think I know what you mean with the cafes. Something like this post? It’s the result of the inspiration our conversation provided. https://helsinkibudapest.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/the-thing-about-coffee/ 😃

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  • georgefebish
    June 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I will try these in 2018 when I am back in Rome.

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Nice to know 🙂

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  • Streets of Nuremberg
    June 22, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks, Ishita, for sharing these tips. Saved for my next trip to Rome! Marcus

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Prego Marcus. Hope you can visit soon and also to your beloved Genoa.

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  • Kelly
    June 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I’m ready to jump on a train to Rome just to try these out! <3

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      That was the plan 😉

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  • Tony
    June 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    These are all new to me! I want to check out Bar Farnese for sure and Roscioli, that cornetto photo has sold me! I miss them so much.

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      I know you will keep adding to your list for next time 🙂 You will like both especially Farnese

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  • timewithlyme
    June 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Thank you for your posts! I always feel like they are written just for me–you have perfect timing! My family and I are due to go back to Italy next month–we will be spending a few days in Rome at the outset of our trip, so I am going to jot down these and see if we can visit a few! Ciao!

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      That is so sweet of you to say. I am glad the timings match 😉 Please do drop in a comment if you go. I will be delighted if you visit on my recommendation..ciao and buon viaggio!

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  • amindfultravellerblog
    June 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    So many great cafes. Will have to remember these for next time 🙂
    https://amindfultravellerblog.wordpress.com/

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      🙂 Are you planning to visit? Bookmark it !!

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      • amindfultravellerblog
        June 22, 2017 at 4:58 pm

        Unfortunately not any time soon 🙁 Our last trip there was 2015. It’s hard for us to travel now on long trips like Europe as my kids are in their latter years of high school, so it’s shorter destination holidays for us for now.

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      That is ok. You can always dream and keep bookmarking links so that when you really want to go you have a wealth of information.

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      • amindfultravellerblog
        June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

        That’s a great idea. I never thought to bookmark links. Thanks Ishita. 😉

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        • Ishita
          June 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

          Anytime 🙂 It keeps me going..

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  • HelsinkiBudapest
    June 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    The morning ritual! I’m the same. It’s not a good day unless I start it off in my favorite café. You just reminded me of something important, I never really feel complete unless I can start my day off at a café. If I live too far away to do it, I’m not me.
    And I have spent 10€ on a coffee in Venice, just because. The view was spectacular, and I regret nothing. 😁

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm

      Same! I think more than 10. LOL! But when you are traveling sometimes it is ok to splurge. I think many times it is ok 😉 I make cafe at home but I would love the European cafe culture here in India.

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      • HelsinkiBudapest
        June 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm

        I think it was at least 10€ each? Is what I meant to say. My friend had invited us, and it was another way of saying thank you, as she’d mentioned it was a dream of hers to have a coffee on the Piazza San Marco, never expecting anyone to follow through. Actually, seriously. How much would a coffee have been there per person? You’re more familiar with prices there than me. Now I want to know because I forgot. Traveling and just because. If you have the chance, it’s always good to splurge and treat yourself.
        You mean in India people just grab their coffee on the go, or have coffee when they visit? Finland, for instance, has cafés, and Finns are said to be the biggest consumers of coffee in either Europe or the world (always forget which), and still, no one would consider the country having an old, Western European coffee culture (the big names are popular and it’s coffee at the workplace and at home when you invite friends. So I’m wondering if India is also a bit like that, where the coffee is there, but there’s something lacking.
        Right now I live too far away from any decent cafe, so I know exactly what you mean. Making coffee at home, too. But it’s not the same. Although I can just remedy that with a trip into the city. I think you just made me want to write about coffee. 😃

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        • Ishita
          June 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm

          Your comment made me smile. I seriously had no idea about Finland being the highest consumer of coffee!! I would really have to read more on it. Oh don’t get me wrong we have a lot of cafes in India but its more of a sitting down thing. I have started learning to appreciate the fast bar system in Italy. Or maybe I am biased 😉 I love splurging too. I haven’t been to Venice in 2 yrs but I remember paying 10EUR for a decadent hot chocolate. Of course it was worth it. Nowadays any caffe in Italy is 80 cents to a euro and cappuccino is about 1.5 maybe. I always buy a croissant or two along so I pay the bill in total and never bother to see it properly. But it is definitely cheap to have coffee in Italy compared to countries like Austria.

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  • Debra Kolkka
    June 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I have tried a few of those. Caffe Greco is an absolute favourite. I also love Tazza d’ Oro and Caffe St Eustachio. They compete for the best coffee in Rome. I go to both.

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Tazza d’ Oro and Caffe St Eustachio I tried in my earlier trips and I agree. I have a soft spot for Eustachio.

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  • marilyneb
    June 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Have also succumbed to Antico Caffe Greco 😀

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    • Ishita
      June 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Haha 🙂 It is nice to chat with the people behind the counter.

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