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. Here is a compilation of 5 favorite cafes in Rome:
–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 the many cafes with a sitting area for people watching. The bar is old fashioned and vintage that it makes me cry! The no frill service adds to its charm. Bar Farnese also happens to be a stone’s throw away from the major attractions of the city. But do not confuse it with Caffe Farnese which is very close by too.
Via dei Baullari 106, Rome.
-Pasticceria Trastevere- This was only 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….. 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. If you end up visiting Greco, order at the counter and enjoy the old world experience and don’t tell me I didn’t mention about the price earlier.
Via dei Condotti 86, Rome.
–Roscioli Caffè- Roscioli is a favorite. I went twice, 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 topped with free WiFi it is a bonus in Italy! Roscioli has super delicious pastries and somehow I found that even a cornetto was more creamier! 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, I found their cocktails to be a tad expensive. I’d just go for their cappuccino and enjoy sitting outside in the summer.
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 🙂