Rating: Standard, mid end Roman coffee
The Strabbioni Bar Caffè, whose name makes me think of ‘stra-buoni’ or super good in Italian is very nice, quaint, old-styled café. It’s got a tradition of serving coffee a certain way, and from the date on the entrance (see the pic below, ‘1888), it’s been doing its thing in Rome for quite some time! I don’t like to read up on places before going in, as I like the coffee to speak for itself. When I walked in it was packed with folk having their break, and the think I kept on hearing over and over was the question ‘con panna’? I.e., with whipped cream? So that’s the specialty, to serve their espressi with a touch of whipped cream, like a macchiato, but a bit richer. Next time I go in, I’ll try it.