Best Cafés & Snacks in Rome

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© Shutterstock Best Cafés & Snacks in Rome Seeing the sights in Rome can be exhausting work. Pop into these places, including some reader favourites, for a restorative gelato, sandwich or coffee.


Nestled between Piazza di Spagna and Villa Medici, the place to enjoy a coffee and a newspaper, salad or a gelato on the terrace.
Piazza Trinità dei Monti, 2, 00187 Rome 
+39 06 678 5678,


This institution, which dates back to 1938, roasts its own sustainably farmed coffee beans, sourced and imported from small cooperatives.
Piazza Sant’ Eustachio, 82, 00186 Rome
+39 06 6880 2048, 


Rome’s oldest coffee house has a formal vibe and an illustrious history with Keats and Bryon among those to frequent its marble tables.
Via dei Condotti, 86, 00187 Rome
+39 06 679 1700, 


Contemporary, independent speciality coffee shop. Check out the brunch menu and home-made desserts while getting your caffeine fix. 
Via Piave, 55, 00187 Rome
+39 06 4281 5714, 


Busy coffee house near the Pantheon. Offers a range of great coffees, unique blends and a delicious granita di caffè
Via degli Orfani, 84, 00186 Rome
+39 06 678 9792,


A popular spot for brunch and snacks, a short stroll from Piazza Navona. The eggs benedict and pancake stack are highly recommended. 
Via di Monte Giordano, 60, 00186 Rome
+ 39 350 5181233 (Whatsapp),


Retro-style cafe that has a secret coffee blend that’s been in the Prati district since 1934. The house speciality is coffee with dark chocolate. 
Via Fabio Massimo, 80a, 00192 Rome
+39 06 321 1580, 


Roman institution near the Termini train station that sells more than 70 kinds of bread plus desserts. Best known for its creative dough sculpture window displays.
Via Merulana, 54, 00185 Rome 
+39 06 487 2435,


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