Rome’s Best Cafés

Rome was once the largest, wealthiest, most powerful city in the Western world. It’s no wonder that today Rome is packed with countless historical landmarks, museums and over 900 churches. Which is why vacationing in Italy should be tops on your list. Home to the espresso, Italy knows how to caffeinate and there’s arguably no better city to try some of the country’s best beans than in than Rome. 

Our List of the Best Cafés in Rome

Caffè Sant’Eustachio

Established in 1938, this café is a household name in Rome. This coffee shop produces a wonderful blend whose recipe is kept top secret. The secret recipe that’s an organic blend of beans using real wood consistently boasts the best coffee in town,  Prior to its opening in 1938 there had been a café on site since 1800. Regulars will steer you towards the house gran caffè, a creamy concoction of whipped espresso and sugar. Best of all if you like to brew your own they sell bags of their beans.

Tazza d’Oro

Tazza d’Oro  was established in 1946 and has a dozen blends to choose from. Antigua Tazza d’Oro will surely please the pallet of every patron who happens into this historic café in Pantheon. Just outside the building is a work of art that exemplifies the work of coffee-sowers and their passion in order to get the very best quality of coffee. Inside are blends and smells which will hold true to this philosophy.


Established in 1922, this bar is known in Rome as one of the best coffee shops going. With fresh croissants, delicious pastries and the very best varieties and blends of coffee, this bar will be a name to remember during any visit to the Italian capital. Rosati is also a restaurant and offers catering possibilities if you’re interested in having a good meal to go with your brew.

Antico Caffè Greco

Established in 1760, Antico Caffè Greco has hosted writers and intellectuals of international calibre, such as Goethe, Stendhal, Gogol and Andersen. You’ll find this marvelous cafè in Piazza di Spagna near the base of the Spanish Steps. With a truly old-fashioned, refined atmosphere enhanced by the white-tied waiters and the countless valuable paintings hanging on the walls, this bar will astonish every patron that passes through its doors. Not to mention the coffee which is absolutely fantastic!

Caffè Canova-Tadolini

Especially unique because of its combination of a museum and restaurant that is reflected in its décor and design. Being the heir of Canova’s studio and atelier, this place boasts four different rooms to dine amidst decorations and ornaments of unparalleled beauty. A blend of ancient and modern, Canova Tadolini will remind every tourist of the beauty of the Italian capital and will show patrons just how artistic Rome can be. In short: a perfect spot for sipping a potent Italian coffee in!

 Next time you find yourself in Rome looking for a rare and authentic Italian experience stop into one of these cafès.

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