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It’s difficult to find a bad cup of coffee in Rome…but be prepared for a small, strong blend!
Italy is also famous for cappuccino and you can find excellent coffee almost anywhere. In the summer, you can also enjoy some wonderful iced coffees.
Try an Italian espresso, simply called "Caffé", or if you need your big, American coffee, ask for “Caffé Americano”.
Via degli Orfani, 84
A great spot for a very tasty authentic Italian caffé. There are a few tables with outdoor seating, providing an unforgettable view of the Pantheon. Otherwise, do it the proper Italian way – a quick shot of delicious coffee at the bar!
Also recommended by Katie!
"Great for a quick shot of espresso at the bar!"
Also recommended by Nicole!
"This is the place I recommend the most for coffee (and of course cappuccino!), not only to drink, but also to buy in powder or in beans! And to look at the coffee beans roasting! Especially in summer there is an amazing home- made coffee crushed-ice with whipped cream (granita di caffé con panna)."
Also recommended by Michela!
"Amazing granita al caffe (crushed iced coffee)!!"
Piazza S. Eustachio 82
Near the Pantheon
Great spot for a leisurely caffé/cappuccino, or a quick Roman style shot of coffee at the bar, Sant' Eustachio is famed throughout the city for its creamy, sweet coffee, excellent pastries and senatorial clientele! They also have a beautifully packaged selection of their own blend as well as fabulously more -ish chocolate covered coffee beans!
This is an ancient Coffee Shop and Roaster that was born in the thirties. Located in the heart of Rome, just a few steps away from the Pantheon. Thanks to the use of Sant ‘Eustachio blend, made with the best Arabica beans, and the special preparation of its Gran Caffe, Sant ‘Eustachio coffee shop is a daily appointment for the gourmets of this delightful black drink.
Piazza Farnese 106
Piazza Farnese, also close to Campo de Fiori
To rest those weary feet at a table and enjoy a nice view or what better way to start your morning than with a coffee and pastry in front of a beautiful Renaissance palace designed by Michelangelo?.
ANTICO CAFFÉ GRECO
Via Condotti, 86
Near the Spanish steps
Open since 1760, this is one of the oldest Italian Cafes, where all the artists, writers and philosophers used to come for a cup of coffee. This is certainly a place you should visit, and their website, because it is not a place for just an "espresso", but for tasting different qualities of coffees and the most precious varieties of tea.
Via della Gatta 1A
Right behind Palazzo Doria Pamphjli
With a baroque fountain inside, it is a very fancy place to enjoy a cup of Italian espresso!