Caffe (espresso), cappuccino, caffe macchiato, ristretto: Italy, the cradle of quality coffee. Rome has countless top notch coffee bars. Close to the Pantheon you’ll find two of the hottest coffee spots of the Italian capital. Tazza d’Oro and Piazza Sant’Eustachio II. Both places have received several prizes and awards for brewing very tasty coffee.
Tazza d’Orro is located on Via degli Orfani, right around the corner from the Pantheon. Due to its enormous popularity this café can get crowded and seats are in high demand. Sipping on a coffee at the bar is not unusual. This coffee joint might get noisy every now and then, deal with it. Their iced coffees are known to be the absolute best in Rome. Refreshing, especially in summer. Tazza d’Orro also sells coffee beans, ground or whole, to enjoy a cup of Italy when you’re back home. . Sant’Eustachio II is located on the other side of the Pantheon on Piazza Sant’Eustachio 82. Do the taste test and decide for yourself which shop is your number one.
Antico Caffe della Place
Antico Caffe della Place is one of Rome’s best-known bars. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Especially on warm days, when the narrow street, where the shop is located, is transformed to outdoor café and turns into a buzzing hotspot.. With a bit of luck you’ll bump into a famous actor or writer sipping on an espresso. Antico Caffe della Place is situated in the maze of age old streets and alleyways around Piazza Navona. Address: Via della Place 3.
The atmospheric, snug Cafè Barberini is located in Testaccio, a brimming district boasting scores of museums and, for example, the indoor market Piazza di Testaccio. Within walking distance you’ll find the holy grail of gourmet food shops: Volpetti. Although Caffè Barberino looks more like a bakery, they certainly sell quality coffee. But when in Rome, why not order a tiramisu or a freshly baked cookie. Address: Via Marmorata, 43 00153 Roma. Sights in the area: Piramide di Caio Cestio (Pyramid of Cestius) and the lush city park Parco della Resistenza dell’Otto Settembre.