Italy is a Mecca when it comes to coffee and gelato (ice cream). The Romans know exactly which cafes to visit and don't mind going across town to reach the best.Sant' Eustachio Il CaffèBags of coffee beans rest on the floor and images of plantations adorn the walls. Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè has looked the same for as long as anyone can remember. Steps away from Piazza Navona, this Roman institution is arguably Rome's most famous coffee shop, famed for its home-roast beans, which are blended with water from an ancient aqueduct.
In addition to the different types of coffees, they also serve the "gran caffè", a cappuccino without milk, where the coffee is foamed instead.
Read More...Address: Piazza di S. Eustachio, 82, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6880 2048
Operating Hours: Sun–Thu 7:30am–1am, Fri 7:30am–1:30am, Sat 7:30am–2am
More Info: In between the Pantheon and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oroTazza D'oro is another classic Roman cafe 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: Mon–Sat 7am–7pm, Sun 10am–7pm
More Info: Near the Pantheon
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 locals.
Read More...Address: Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 22, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6880 6662
Operating Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–2:30pm, 4:30–7:30pm, Sat 8am–2:30pm
200 GradiClose to the Vatican, you will find this trendy cafe 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 del Risorgimento, 3, Rome
Phone: +39 06 3975 4239
Operating Hours: Sun–Thu 11am–3am, Fri–Sat 11am–4am
GiolittiFounded in 1890, Giolitti is reportedly the oldest ice cream shop in Rome and where you will find the creamiest gelato in the city. Nestled between the Pantheon and the Italian Parliament, Giolitti 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 degli Uffici del Vicario, 40, Rome
Phone: +39 06 699 1243
Operating Hours: Mon–Fri 7:30am–12am, Sat & Sun 8:30am–12am
More Info: There is another branch at Viale Oceania 90
Ciampini CafèSet in close proximity to the picturesque Spanish Stairs and the imposing Villa Borghese, Ciampini Cafè has been a local gathering point since 1941. Whether it's a sandwich, a morning espresso, or the famous Italian gelato, Ciampini Cafè will please every palate.
Read More...Address: Piazza di S. Lorenzo in Lucina 29, Rome
Phone: +39 06 687 6606
Operating Hours: Mon–Sat 8:30am–10:30pm, Sun 9am–10:30pm
Sora MirellaThis little green 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, Rome
Phone: +39 388 735 6169
Operating Hours: Daily 9am–1:30am
Gelateria Della PalmaThis ice cream parlor is not for the indecisive: around 150 gelato flavors await you at Gelateria Della Palma, one of Rome's most renowned ice cream shops. 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 19-23, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6880 6752
Operating Hours: Daily 8:30am–12:30am
More Info: Near the Pantheon
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 - Caffè SpecialtyCoffee seekers will enjoy this cozy cafeteria just a few minutes from Villa Borghese. Faro serves guests artisanal coffee with sustainable origins 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: Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, Sat–Sun 9am–5pm
CanovaOverlooking the splendid Piazza del Popolo, Canova is one of Rome's most remarkable rendez-vous spots. Once the hang-out of personalities that have marked Italian history, including behemoths like Fellini and Canova, it 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, Rome
Phone: +39 06 361 2231
Operating Hours: Daily 7am–11pm
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–10pm
More Info: Near Piazza di Spagna
MizzicaMizzica is a pastry shop and cafe 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: Mon–Thu 6am–2am, Fri–Sun 6am–3am
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: Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, Sat 9am–4pm
More Info: Near Campo de' Fiori
Caffetteria del ChiostroDespite 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: Mon–Fri 10am–8pm, Sat & Sun 10am–9pm
More Info: Located inside the Church of Santa Maria della Pace
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