IL TUO BAR, VIA FONTEIANA 93-95, 00152 ROMA

Poor

Rating: Poor, not the worst, but lots of better options on this street.

This locale, the cafe Il Tuo Bar, or ‘your bar’ seems to be always brimming with people. Most of the times I pass by this, there’s lots of life in its interior and people outside enjoying their morning or afternoon. We could say that by it’s popularity, locals like the coffee there.

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FRATELLI GRISCI BAR CAFFÈ, VIA GIACINTO CARINI 34/36/38, 00152 ROMA

Poor

Review: Poor, very bitter scalding coffee

There seems to be some coordination among the cafes surrounding the American Academy in Rome and the American University of Rome. They all tend to serve lower-end poor versions of Roman coffee. Let’s see what the Bar Caffè Fratelli Grisci does to its brew.The place is quite nice inside, very traditional Roman cafe bar. Always dressed up in seasonal things (Easter, Christmas, etc), and people working there are nice enough.

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POERIO CAFFÈ, VIA ALESSANDRO POERIO 10/A, 00152 ROMA

Mid-Level Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, ok version of illy coffee being served

Here’s a nice bar in a quiet neighborhood and always packed with lots of additional seasonal sweets and pastries. Its a family affair, as most smaller bars are, so you’ll get treated nicely. And there’s always at least a few souls lingering on the patio chairs so its a welcoming place.

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MOKOLIMPIA TORREFAZIONE, VIA DELLA DONNA OLIMPIA 34, 00152 ROMA

Very good Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, exceptionally good traditional Roman coffee

On the way south of the Villa Pamphilj, still in the heart of Monteverde, you’ll find one of those hidden gems that you always read about, but are always skeptical if these places actually exist or not. At the start of the Via Della Donna Olimpia you’ll find the roaster and coffee bar Mokolimpia.​

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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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