Top 12 Cafes You Must Try In Rome, Italy

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A breathtaking area in Italy that is a popular tourist destination, Rome is a vibrant capital city that boasts rich cultural heritage, remarkable landmarks, stunning architecture, and exquisite dining spots. What makes it more interesting is that this city surrounds an entire country - the Vatican. This city is excellent for tourists who like sightseeing, city walks and immersing in foreign cultures. While in the city, be sure to swing by the iconic Roman Colosseum, say a few prayers at St. Peter’s Basilica, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. After hours of touring, make the most of the experience by trying out delightful cafes that are scattered across the city. For your guidance, here is a list of top cafes you must try in Rome, Italy. Browse below.

1. Pergamino Caffè

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After hours of sightseeing and exploring the remarkable Vatican City, you might want to pause for a while and savor the whole vacation experience in Rome. If you agree with the idea, check out the Pergamino Caffè, located close to the Vatican. It is a popular coffee shop that serves high-end premium coffee and delightful culinary fare. Most tourists who have been to this superb coffee shop recommend their Syphon, Nitro, and a variety of third-wave coffee options.

Pergamino Caffè

Address: Piazza del Risorgimento, 7, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Pergamino Caffè

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

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2. Antico Caffè Greco

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One thing that Rome is known for is its remarkable structures with quintessential charm. Antico Caffè Greco represents that side of the Italian city. Featuring stunning 18th-century facade with vintage accents, marbled tables, and a spectacular presentation of sweet treats in the counter, Antico Caffè Greco is a fabulous stop after enjoying the sights of Rome. Aside from excellent coffee and mouthwatering desserts, this superb cafe sells premium coffee beans that you can take home. Plus, you can buy online if you can’t drop by the physical store.

Antico Caffè Greco

Address: Condotti 86B 00187 Rome, Italy

Website: Antico Caffè Greco

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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Open since 1760 on the famous Via dei Condotti, only a few steps away from Piazza Spagna, Antico Caffè Greco is the oldest one in the city! I'd recommend trying the traditional Italian espresso and some of their delicious sweets!

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3. Sant Eustachio il caffè - contributed by Tour Guide, Jamie

Sant'Eustachio il caffè, a classic gem of a cafeteria in Rome, is celebrated for its in-house roasted beans which fill the cafe’s interior with an enchanting fragrance. These beans are combined with water from ancient aqueducts to produce a distinctive coffee blend.

If you are here, don’t forget to Indulge in their delightful ‘shakerato’, an iced coffee preparation that is meticulously mixed and shaken to deliver a truly delicious experience.

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4. Caffè Fondi - contributed by Tour Guide, Jamie

Caffè Fondi, a family-owned establishment near Termini station, is renowned for serving the finest cappuccino in Rome and beyond. We vouch for their claim to excellence. One of their famous recipes involves blending sugar into the cream, resulting in one of the smoothest and most flavorful cappuccinos you’ll ever experience. This heavenly indulgence is served with a decadent sprinkle of cocoa on top.

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5. Cafe

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When you pass through the busy street of Via Merulana, be sure to stop by 081 Cafe for a warm cup of coffee. This wonderful coffee shop will treat you to a dining and drinking experience, the Italian way. It offers exquisite pastries and snacks. Also, aside from a variety of coffee flavors and styles, 081 Cafe has premium wines on their menu. Their chocolate tarts are extra popular among customers. To top it all off, the staff and the crowd at 081 Cafe are warm, hospitable, and very friendly.

081 Cafe

Address: Via Merulana, 83, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Website: 081 Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 5pm; Sun: 8am - 1:30pm

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6. La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro

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Another fantastic cafe that’s worth a try on your Rome getaway is La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro. It is a fabulous cafe that showcases a modern interior design and well-curated decors. It serves a variety of coffee styles, including frappuccino, latte, cappuccino, and a lot more. Plus, La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro will overwhelm you with an exhibition of their culinary masterpieces, displayed in a glass counter. Also, this coffee shop has a store where you can buy coffee beans and souvenir items.

La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro

Address: Via degli Orfani, 84, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Website: La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 8pm; Sun: 10:30am - 7:15pm

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7. Er Baretto

Established in 1998, Er Baretto is a charming cafe that is located in the middle of Rome, where most of the city’s top attractions are within a short walking distance. It is a fantastic stop after tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain and making a wish, taking souvenir pictures at the Colosseo de Roma, and attending mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. Er Baretto is known for their cappuccino. Other than that, this coffee shop is also famed for its delicious food that is served in an aesthetically pleasing presentation that is perfect for the gram.

Er Baretto

Address: Via del Boschetto, 132, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Er Baretto

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7:30am - 11pm; 8:30am - 11pm

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8. Barnum Cafe

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Whether you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast or an afternoon coffee, Barnum Cafe is a fantastic stop, located in the cute and busy street of Via del Pellegrino. It showcases a remarkable century-old structure with well-curated displays, lovely seating, and it exudes a laid-back friendly vibe. Just like most of the cafes in this list, Barnum Cafe boasts of its coffee styles and palatable eats. More than that, it has a nice bar where premium alcoholic drinks are displayed. To top it all off, this cafe is within a short walking distance from South Navona and the bustling Campo de’ Fiori.

Barnum Cafe

Address: Via del Pellegrino, 87, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Barnum Cafe

Opening hours: 9am - 2am (daily)

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Barnum is a very modern café where you can find all your caffeine fixes. They serve everything, from pour-over to American filter coffee, and even a variety of cold coffees. It’s also one of the few places in Rome where you can find good brunch food!

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9. Mus Caffe

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Mus Caffe is one of the chicest cafes in Italy. It features a charming interior design with bright furnishings and a cool and airy ambiance. Most people love coming to this place for a hearty breakfast that is paired with a hot cappuccino. Aside from premium coffee and mouthwatering eats, Mus Caffe boasts its excellent service and friendly staff. Plus, every corner of this lively restaurant in Instagram-worthy, which tourists, especially Millennials, are drawn to.

Mus Caffe

Address: Via Marianna Dionigi, 32, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Mus Caffe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 7:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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10. Canova Tadolini

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Visiting remarkable landmarks and strolling the cobbled streets of Rome will always be a fantastic idea for tourists, but your Italian escapade will not be complete without going on a palatable culinary adventure and trying outs chic cafes that dwell almost in every corner of the city. One delightful cafe that you should not miss out on while in Rome is Canova Tadolini, situated in Via del Babuino. This cafe is nothing like a regular coffee shop. It is a museum and a restaurant in one, which features stunning classical sculptures and offers delicious Italian fares and excellent coffee.

Canova Tadolini

Address: Via del Babuino, 150/a, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Canova Tadolini

Opening hours: 8am - 12am (daily)

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Once you've fuelled up, explore Via del Babuino, one of the most famous streets of Rome, stretching from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps. It's full of so many surprises!

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11. Bar Fondi

Bar Fondi nests in the busy area of Via Magenta. When you enter the cafe, you will be pleased by its captivating aesthetics and modern facade with a fair amount of natural light that adds coziness to the place. A stunning bar area with a spectacular exhibition of premium beverages and rare wines serve as its centerpiece. If you are more into alcoholic drinks rather than coffee, drop by at night time and enjoy a bottle of beer or a few shots of whiskey while listening to live music.

Bar Fondi

Address: Via Magenta, 61, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 7am - 1am (closed on Sat)

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12. Trecaffè

Complete your Italian adventure by trying out the superb coffee and palatable sweet delights in Trecaffè. Situated in Via dei Due Macelli, this fantastic coffee shop is easy to find as it is set along the street. It features a charming interior design with a rustic accent and well-curated displays. Trecaffè is not only a pleasant place to enjoy a cup of coffee, but it is also a fantastic dining spot for a heavy meal. It serves sandwiches, cookies, brownies, and other types of bread. Aside from tasty espresso, Trecaffè is known for their fresh croissants.


Address: Via dei Due Macelli, 107, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Website: Trecaffè

Opening hours: 6am - 8pm (daily)

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Fall in love with Rome even more by trying out its cute and chic cafes

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Rome is a gorgeous city that is surely in everyone’s travel bucket list. It is overwhelming with breathtaking sights, marvelous structures, and iconic landmarks that every tourist dreams of visiting and taking souvenir pictures of. Aside from sightseeing, trying out local delicacies is another fantastic activity to do. For your guidance, use this list when going on a food crawl in Rome.

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