Rating: Standard, normal Roman coffee
The Caffetteria Anacleto is a nice looking place. It doubles as a coctail bar in the evening. It’s got the standard black and white Roman idea of chic decoration (see their google + page for more photos), which I will say, is not bad. From the google images I see that it’s been somewhat recently revamped. Maybe it’s changed owners, and it’s been purposefully given this new decoration. Who knows. But it’s the coffee we’re after.
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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, low quality Roman coffee
Since the Baffo Bar is such a good place, I thought I would see if the Trastevere station’s bar offered any serious competition. It turns out that the Binario Caffè is simply a total dud in comparison. It is located inside and towards the right side of the station as you walk in. It is always packed with people and the coffee is just a bit more expensive than on the street. Continue reading “BINARIO CAFFÈ (STAZIONE TRASTEVERE), PIAZZA BIONDO FLAVIO, 00153 ROMA”
Rating: Standard, slightly above average Roman coffee
The Marcucci Bar Caffè sits on the Via di Monteverde and is directly across the street from the Romagnani Caffè (reviewed previously). It has a very different feel, more for older folk, and more of a nice, clean yet more mature atmosphere to it. Let’s see how it’s coffee compares. Continue reading “MARCUCCI BAR CAFFÈ, VIA DI MONTEVERDE 1, 00152 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 Roman coffee
The Bebbo Cafe and Bar is one of the last coffee shops remaining to be reviewed on the Via Carini. There’s one or two others on this avenue and unfortunately most establishments have had quite bad coffee. So let’s see what’s being served here!
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Rating: Standard, an ok version Roman coffee
Close to the Ottaviano metro stop is the Novecentotredici Caffè. Its space spills onto a busy avenue and its interior gives an impression of a clean, studied urban Roman coolness.
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Rating: Standard, traditional Roman coffee served
The Bar and Cafe Kilometrozero on the Piazza Ottavilla is an interesting phenomenon. It’s competing against four other bars, almost directly on that same parking-lot plaza (yes.. it’s a non-existent plaza, that’s in reality a parking lot). It looks almost brand new, besides the Dolce Kosher Caffe, this place has the nicest interior of them all. The most pleasant let’s say: so let’s see what they offer.
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Rating: Standard, decent Lavazza served
The Termini station used to have the Paraná cafe right at its doorstep, but since its closing, a slew of other decent cafes have fortunately opened up to take its place. The Mokà Caffè at the Termini station is doing a decent job at it. Let’s see what Rome’s most important train station will give its travelers.
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