CARRA SNACK BAR CAFFÈ, VIA 20 SETTEMBRE 24, 00187 ROMA

Standard Rathing

 

Rating: Standard, mid to low-end Roman Coffee

The Carra Snack Bar Caffè, or more commonly known by locals as the ‘Dei Pari Snack Bar Tabacchi’, or the ultra generic name for ‘café’ here in Rome, is right next door to a newer and preppier, and for some, cooler café. But whatever, it means that the younger, preppier, and wannabe yuppies of Rome go there, and the normal working folk go here. I walked in and I got very nice courteous service. It’s a mono-locale, with a shallow space inside. You walk in and you almost run into the counter. Here you have a counter with lots of food and two baristas kicking out the sandwiches and cafes.

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TOMEUCCI CAFFÈ EUR, VIALE EUROPA 54, 00144 ROMA

Low-Level Roman coffee

Rating: Standard, lower-end Roman coffee

The Tomeucci Caffè near the EUR Palasport area is a chic, smooth place, looking to keep the upper crust clientele happy. It’s part of a series of aspiring-to-be-swanky bars in the area – and yet it tries to combine its historical presence with a step in the future. Some do so successfully others don’t. Not sure where this will land, but it served an OK coffee. And it was relatively packed with people, both standing and sitting, and lots of traffic while I tasted the coffee. Its got a large outside terrace, and an interior that’s divided on the left for pastries, center for sandwiches, and the right hand side for coffee.​ Continue reading “TOMEUCCI CAFFÈ EUR, VIALE EUROPA 54, 00144 ROMA”