Rating: Standard, good Roman traditional coffee
The Black Diamond Bar Caffè Valentini is a place where the name and essence of the locale don’t match. The coffee house is in the EUR Palasport area, where there’s lots of wannabe snazzy bars cum cocktail lounge places. The ‘Black Diamond’ is obviously referring to a sleek-chic martini lounge or something. But walking into this place you’re immediately confronted with a home-made, family-friendly, family-run business. Signs are not in sleek fonts, but in hand written cute notes. But there was another surprise here, that the coffee they serve is the one they roast, and they sell it to the public. So in fact, this is a ‘torrefazione’ as well. Continue reading “BLACK DIAMOND BAR CAFFÈ VALENTINI E TORREFAZIONE, VIALE BEETHOVEN 64/66, 00144 ROMA”
Rating: Standard, good Florentine coffee being served
Out in what feels like the boonies of Rome, in the northern part of Monteverde there’s a cafe called ‘Tre Emme’ which is kind of hidden by the outside terrace. Tucked under the awning you can find the name of the cafe. But I saw the two coffee brand logos on the outside so I’d give this a try. The place is not fancy, not jazzy, just looks like a coffee house that hasn’t been changed since the 1978 oil crisis. Continue reading “TRE EMME CAFFÈ, VIA CAMILLO SERAFINI 47, 00164 ROMA”
Rating: Standard, lower-end Roman coffee
The Tomeucci Caffè near the EUR Palasport area is a chic, smooth place, looking to keep the upper crust clientele happy. It’s part of a series of aspiring-to-be-swanky bars in the area – and yet it tries to combine its historical presence with a step in the future. Some do so successfully others don’t. Not sure where this will land, but it served an OK coffee. And it was relatively packed with people, both standing and sitting, and lots of traffic while I tasted the coffee. Its got a large outside terrace, and an interior that’s divided on the left for pastries, center for sandwiches, and the right hand side for coffee. Continue reading “TOMEUCCI CAFFÈ EUR, VIALE EUROPA 54, 00144 ROMA”
Rating: Standard, above average Traditional Roman coffee
The Sofio Cafe is nestled in a very residential area, and appears almost unexpectedly. The concentration of cafes in this small area of Monteverde is surprising, the Francesco Catel street is touching via F. Ozanam which has a good number of cafes on it already. So let’s see how this place survives the competition.
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Rating: Standard, normal quality Bologna-roasted coffee in Rome
The Desideri e Caffè cafe in the Monteverde neighborhood is an interesting phenomenon, it is always packed with people. There are always people on the tables outside, inside, and always quite a lot of traffic at the bar. It is about 20 seconds walking distance from the Crismi cafe, which as I said, is a spectacular cafe. Let’s see what’s the deal here.
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Rating: Standard, run-of-the-mill Roman coffee
It’s interesting how names sometimes predestine a person, the same happens with this cafe. The Snack Bar Caffè is actually a nice place inside; its small, long and has a lot of wood and marble, i.e., very traditional looking. I had been there a few months before and had a horrible coffee, but this time, something was different.
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Rating: Good, excellent Roman Coffee served
This small locale is a gem. Yet walking by, you really don’t notice it. Yet it had a lot of traffic, and always does. The Crismi cafe is one of the best cafes I’ve had so far here in Rome, even in the microcosm of the Monteverde area, this place is by far one of the top. Let’s discover why.
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Rating: Standard, good Traditional Roman coffee
The Bar del Quartiere Caffè is an interesting place. It is right next to the cafe ‘Il Tuo Bar’ which I mentioned had a less than decent coffee. The Quartiere cafe is very spartan, there’s little decorations, it is clean, but looks a bit cold, clinical, and well, not too inviting. It simply has almost no decor in it. However, there’s always lots of people sitting outside and inhabiting its hospital like interior. Let’s find out why.
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Rating: Standard, good Roman espresso
Here’s a nice surprise lurking right behind the walls of the imposing entrance to La Sapienza University. If you’re ever walking by there, there’s a good reason to stop by an have a coffee. Right as you enter through the main portal, on your right hand side is the La Cascina Coop Bar Caffè. It’s more of buffet or cafeteria, but the coffee is definitely not something that’s overlooked here.
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