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.
Read More...Address: Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82, Rome
Phone: +39 06 688 02048
Operating Hours: Sunday–Thursday 7:30am–1am, Friday 7:30am–1:30am, Saturday 7:30am–2am
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.
Read More...Address: Via degli Orfani 84, Rome
Phone: +39 06 678 9792
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 7am–8pm, Sunday 10:30am–7:15pm
More Info: There is another branch at Via degli Olmetti 5.
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.
Read More...Address: Campo de' Fiori 22, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6880 6662
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 7:30am–2:30pm / 4:45pm-8pm
More Info: There is another branch at Vicolo del Gallo 14.
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.
Read More...Address: Piazza Risorgimento 3, Rome
Phone: +39 06 397 542 39
Operating Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11am–3am, Friday–Saturday 11am–4am
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.
Read More...Address: Arco della Pace 5, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6880 9035
Operating Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–8pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am–9pm
More Info: Inside the Cloister of Bramante
Gelateria della PalmaThis ice cream parlor is not for the indecisive: around 150 flavors await you at Gelateria della Palma, one of Rome’s most renowned parlors. Flavors like champagne, pear & cheese or Irish coffee are accompanied by its exquisite interior with marble and columns. Gelateria della Palma is located in the heart of Rome, close to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
Read More...Address: Via della Maddalena 19, Rome
Phone: +39 06 688 06752
Operating Hours: Daily 8:30am–12:30am
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.
Read More...Address: Piazza di S. Lorenzo in Lucina 29, Rome
Phone: +39 06 687 6606
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 8:30am–10:30pm, Sunday 9am–10:30pm
More Info: There is another branch at Via del Leoncino 43
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.
Read More...Address: Via Uffici del Vicario 40, Rome
Phone: +39 06 699 1243
Operating Hours: Daily 7am–1am
More Info: There is another branch at Viale Oceania 90.
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.
Read More...Address: Lungotevere Degli Anguillara Ang. Ponte Cestio, Rome
Phone: +39 334 373 4759
Operating Hours: Sunday–Friday 9am–2am, Saturday 9am–3am
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.
Read More...Address: Via Fabio Massimo 80/a, Rome
Phone: +39 06 321 1580
Operating Hours: Daily 7am–9pm
Faro - Luminari del CaffèCoffee 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.
Read More...Address: Via Piave 55, Rome
Phone: +39 06 4281 5714
Operating Hours: Monday–Friday 7am–6pm, Saturday–Sunday 8am–5pm
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.
Read More...Address: Via dei Condotti 86, Rome
Phone: +39 06 679 1700
Operating Hours: Daily 9am–9pm
CanovaOverlooking the splendid Piazza del Popolo, Canova 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.
Read More...Address: Piazza del Popolo 16/17, Rome
Phone: +39 06 361 2231 / +39 06 361 2227
Operating Hours: Daily 7am–11pm
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).
Read More...Address: Via di San Francesco a Ripa 137, Rome
Phone: +39 06 589 7110
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–10pm
ColbertAfter visiting Villa Medici and its gardens, you can pay a visit to this café located inside the 1500s manor, just up the spiral staircase in the entrance. Their first and second courses change daily, but there are also mainstays like their signature frittata and paninis, filled with roasted turkey, tomatoes and mozzarella. The panorama unfolding from the balcony that overlooks the historic center of Rome is a favorite of both locals and tourists.
Read More...Address: Villa Medici, Via Trinità dei Monti 1a, Rome
Phone: +39 3311230260
Operating Hours: Cafeteria: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6:30pm; Kitchen: Tuesday–Friday 12pm–3pm Saturday–Sunday 12pm–4pm
More Info: Reservations are suggested.
MizzicaMizzica is a pastry shop and café in the district of Bologna. They serve affordable Sicilian specialities, including breakfast, dessert and gelato. If you don't have a sweet tooth, try out their arancini, rice balls stuffed with cheese or other fillings.
Read More...Address: Via Catanzaro 30-36, Rome
Phone: +39 06 4423 6024
Operating Hours: Sunday–Wednesday 6:30am–10pm, Thursday–Saturday 6:30am–11pm
Barnum CafeDigging into Barnum Cafe'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 pm, Barnum booms with life welcoming guests for dinner and cocktail time.
Read More...Address: Via del Pellegrino, 87, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6476 0483
Operating Hours: Monday–Wednesday 8:30am–4pm / 6pm–12am, Thursday–Saturday 8:30am–4pm / 6pm–1am