VELA CAFFÈ, VIA FONTEIANA 46, 00152 ROMA

Low-Level Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, lower end version of Santos Caffè

The Vela Caffè stands along the via Fonteiana, a street littered with cafes. There’s few other streets here in Rome with so many in such a short distance! The avenue is hugging the lower end of the Vila Pamphilj and has a lot of competition. I was interested in tasting their coffee because they brew Santos Caffè. Let’s see how they do.

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VOGLIA DI CAFFÈ BAR, VIA ABATE UGONE 27, 00152 ROME

Very good Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, excellent Roman styled coffe.

The Cafe and Bar Voglia di Caffè is a hidden gem in the Monteverde neighborhood of Rome. The fact that the cafe is literally hugging the Osteria Palmira, a place always teeming with people after 9pm, might show for its popularity. Voglia di Caffè is a very small bar that’s overlooking a police academy and a large state run math school. It’s always packed with cops, students, and locals. The guy who runs this place, Maurizio Tarantello, is a gem and so is his love of coffee. It actually shows in the product he delivers.​

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