TORINO CAFFÈ, VIA TORINO 40, 00184 ROMA

Standard Rathing

 

Rating: Standard, solidly middle range Roman coffee

I stumbled onto the Torino Caffè almost by accident. Well, it was totally random and I had passed by this street quite some times and never noticed it existed. It’s got a very small façade, unassuming, and yet when you walk in, you’re confronted with a very long deep space that connects to the buildings interior courtyard. Quite nice actually. The decoration is also different. It’s a mix of Massachusetts beach (whitewashed wood etc) style with some undefined modern sleek yellow type of thing. It’s not bad, nor too gaudy nor heavy. As I walked in one of the waiters looked at me with an annoying stare, as he was just finishing washing the floor… c’est la vie…

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ANACLETO CAFFETTERIA, VIA OSTIENSE 73, 00154 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

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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BLACK DIAMOND BAR CAFFÈ VALENTINI E TORREFAZIONE, VIALE BEETHOVEN 64/66, 00144 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

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”

BINARIO CAFFÈ (STAZIONE TRASTEVERE), PIAZZA BIONDO FLAVIO, 00153 ROMA

Low-Level Roman coffee

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”

MARCUCCI BAR CAFFÈ, VIA DI MONTEVERDE 1, 00152 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

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”

SOFIO CAFFÈ, VIA FRANCESCO CATEL 18/20, 00152 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

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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KILOMETROZERO CAFFÈ, PIAZZA OTTAVILLA 4, 00152 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffeeRating: 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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MOKÀ CAFFÈ, VIA GIOVANNI GIOLITTI 4/7 (TERMINI STATION), 00185 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

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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