SANT’EUSTACHIO IL CAFFÈ, PIAZZA S. EUSTACHIO 82, 00186 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, without the fluf you’re left with normal Roman coffee

Here’s the place that needs no introduction. Just google Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè and you’ll get hundreds of reviews, and I would bet nearly all of them claim the glory and greatness of this café. Ok, good. We’ve read that. And if you’ve been here, you might have been enticed to think the same. Hell, back in the day when I first came here, I thought it was good. If the NY Times says its good, then of course it ‘has to be good’ no? Let’s see what we think today. And you know I won’t agree!I​

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MARTINO CAFFÈ, CORSO ROMA 24, ISOLA DEL LIRI 03036 (FR)

Very good Roman coffee

Rating: Good, as close as I’ve gotten to Third Wave coffee in Italy!

Here’s a nice surprise, a very nice surprise if you happen to be south of Rome, quite south of Rome on your way to Cassino, or simply exploring small towns in the Lazio area. In the beautiful town of Isola del Liri (Fr) you’ll find Caffè Martino. I saw from the window that they had an Astoria machine, and the interior looked very inviting. Man what a great surprise!​

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