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Italy is a Mecca when it comes to coffee and ice cream, the Romans know exactly which cafés to visit and don’t mind going across town to reach the best.Caffè Sant' EustachioBags of coffee beans rest on the floor and images of plantations adorn the walls. It has looked the same for as long as anyone can remember. In addition to the different types of coffees that can be sampled, they also serve "gran caffè", a cappuccino without milk, where the coffee is foamed instead.
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La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oroTazza d‘Oro is another popular café known for its exceptionally strong coffee. A much-admired "granita al caffè", flavored ice with coffee and whipped cream, is also available.
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Forno Campo de' FioriFor over 30 years this bakery in the heart of Rome has provided customers with delightful bread, pastries, pizzas and pies. Pop in for a lunch but be prepared that it might be crowded since Forno Campo de' Fiori is very popular among the locals.
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200 GradiClose to the Vatican, you'll find this café with over 60 different sandwiches to choose from. They bake their bread at 200 degrees, hence its name 200 Gradi. Besides sandwiches, they also serve salads, pastries and a wide range of drinks, including bottled beers and customized soft drinks.
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Caffetteria-Bistrot Chiostro del BramanteDespite being located inside an old cloister (now an art museum), and only steps away from the immeasurably beautiful Piazza Navona, this charming cafe is a genuine spot perfectly fit for a light lunch (try the salads) or coffee and cake. Cafe guests are welcome to walk through the museum upon notifying the staff.
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Sora MirellaThis little gray kiosk may not seem like much at first glance, but rumor has it this is where some of Rome's best "grattachecca" (a shaved ice-based dessert, enhanced with many flavors) is served. Nothing beats grabbing one on a hot summer's day, then finding the perfect spot on the banks of Tiber to indulge.
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Ciampini CafèSet in close proximity to the picturesque Spanish Stairs and the imposing Villa Borghese, Ciampini Café has been a local gathering point since 1941. Whether it's pizza, a morning espresso, or the famous Italian gelato, Ciampini Café will please every palate.
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Sciascia Caffè 1919The Italian espresso is served in the cozy, timeless setting of Sciascia Caffè 1919, complete with narrow wooden seats, on-the-counter delights, and vintage pictures adorning the walls. Thursday live music from 6 pm to 9 pm creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date night.
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Faro - Luminaries of CoffeeCoffee seekers will enjoy this cozy cafeteria in Rome. Faro serves guests coffee made from hand-picked Arabica beans along with light snacks. The friendly and well-prepared staff will help you select the perfect brew that matches your taste.
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Antico Caffè GrecoAntico Caffè Greco is not only the oldest cafeteria in Rome (and looks practically unchanged from its original state), but is also known for having had patrons like Goethe, Schopenhauer, Gogol, and even Casanova. Today, it continues to be the gathering point for many artists who come here to exchange their ideas. The place is worth a visit for its historical significance.
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Canova BarOverlooking the splendid Piazza del Popolo, Canova Bar is one of Rome's most remarkable rendezvous spots. Once the hang-out of personalities that have marked Italian history, including behemoths like Fellini, Canova is the perfect setting for coffee, afternoon tea, light lunches and snacks, or for a romantic date night with live music in the moonlit Pincian Terrace.
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GiolittiAt Giolitti you'll find the creamiest gelato in Rome. Nestled between the Pantheon and the Italian Parliament, it offers a large selection of flavors that will please even the pickiest of ice-cream eaters. Soak up the atmosphere of Giolitti, watch the world go by, and enjoy your seasonal flavor cone or the evergreen chocolate one.
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Barnum CafèDigging into Barnum Cafè's healthy offerings will delight the eye and stir the heart. Barnum Cafè offers quality strong coffee, freshly baked pastries, aperitifs, and light lunches. After 6:30 pm, Barnum booms with life welcoming guests for dinner time.
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SupplìSupplì is acclaimed for its namesake supplì: deep-fried rice balls stuffed with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and your pick of favorite ingredient. Besides the crispy supplì, other ready-to-go specialities are calamari fritti (fried squid), mozzarella in carrozza (fried mozzarella), and parmigiana di melanzane (eggplants parmigiana).
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