Upon completing my 5th month in Rome I decided to make a short list of my top 6 places for dessert & coffee in Rome. Gelato, croissant, tiramisu, coffee and many other heavanly food that will made you addicted!
2 Scoops 2,20€ – 3 Scoops 2.70€ – 4 Scoops 3.20€ – 5 Scoops 4.00€ – Crepes from 3.00 €
Monday-Friday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday-Sunday 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Gelateria la Romana is a small gelato&dessert chain in Rome and they have the best ice cream I have ever had in my life! For me their ice cream is artisanship, it is pure art! Also the interior of the shop is very elegantly designed.Gelateria La Romana has 3 branches and for sure they all have the same quality! However, I kinda feel more hooked on the one that is on Via Cola di Rienzo.
If you go to the one on Via Cola di Rienzo, just take a long walk on that street while eating tour gelatos. But if you want to sit somewhere while eating your gelato, I suggest you to go down to the canal through the stairs which at the point where the bridge ends. You will be amazed how quiet and peaceful is the canal. The variety of flavor will surprise you! My favorite ones are banana, pistachio, dark chocolate and mango. You should definitely try out these. If you are not a gelato person, you might as well try out their other desserts. Okay, even the name says a lot about their experty on ice cream, however they also have pretty tasty crepes, crumb cakes and pies.
Sunday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Friday 8:00 AM – 1:30 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
The best espresso I have had in Italy! Among locals, this small shop is considered to be serving the tastiest espresso in Rome. Frankly, the espresso I had was super smooth taste-wise.
Having been located only 5 minutes away by walk from the ancient Roman temple Pantheon, Sant’ Eustachio Il Cafe is a pretty popular spot among tourists. Don’t be surprised if you see a long line of people waiting in front of the shop. If you prefer to sit outside and ask for service, you will be charged 2.5 Euros per person. Personally I would recommend you to have your drink while standing at the bar for it gives you a more authentic Italian espresso shop experience.
Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Yummiest tiramisu ever! Two Sizes is rated as the best tiramisu place in Rome on Internet. Which means that it is seriously dope! :)The funny thing is, even though they are rated as the best tiramisu place, their prices are the cheapest 🙂 Two Sizes is very small, literally a hole in the wall but it is always packed!
They have 3 different sizes: Big 3.50 €, Medium 2.50 €, Small 1.50 € (literally the small one is 2 morsels). Classic, Caramel, Pistachio, Peanut Butter and Strawberry are the flavors they have. But I always go with the classic one 🙂
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In Faro I had the best cappuccino! Unlike the places that are mentioned above Faro is not really like a small shop where you get stuff for take away then leave. It is a proper cafe where you can sit for a long time and chill as you wish.
I am not a fan of their food but I really am fond of their coffee and desserts. Apart from the stuff on menu, they often prepare different desserts like some sort of “dessert of the day” 🙂 However they don’t do it everyday so just name it yourself 🙂 Ask the staff if they can recommend what has been made that very day. You will not be disappointed I assure you :)Faro has some great desserts like pumpkin cheesecake and strawberry crumb cake in flowerpot. The staff is very friendly and they speak English. Don’t forget to have cappuccino in Faro! Hope you like it folks! 🙂
Everyday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Indisputably Pompi is the first place that comes to mind when you think of tiramisu in Rome! It is not my favorite but I still like it very much.
Pompi has 7 branches in Rome, however the most popular Pompi is the one near Piazza di Spagna. Many people sit on the stones on the abutting street and have their tiramisu very uncomfortably. Not very fun ain’t it? Grab yourself a tiramisu, walk towards the Spanish Steps and have your dessert there 🙂 No rush no hurry! Just enjoy your time :)) The scenery is amazing there. It will definitely make you feel like a Roman 🙂 In addition you can also opt for the branch near Trevi Fountain. But I think that area is always so packed and it is not very fun to try to find a place to sit and have tiramisu while hundreds of people are walking in chaos. I would opt for the first one, but of course you are the boss of your trip 🙂
I personally like the classic one the most for it has a very balanced taste between bitter chocolate and sweet cream, however you should also try the one with banana! The prices vary between 4.00-5.00 €.
Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM – 7.15 PM
Sant’ Eustachio vs. Tazza D’oro. I always hear this debate when people start speaking about which place has the best coffee in Rome. After some time it fells like Roma vs. Lazio rivalry 🙂
Tazza D’oro is literally right near Pantheon. It is one of the places that has managed to maintain their quality and consistency despite the fame. Doesn’t matter when you go, you will always find this place full of people! I love the coffee there! One small suggestion: before you go to Tazza D’oro, get yourself a small pack of Ferro Rocher and have it with your coffee. Blends together so well 🙂
Before going to Pantheon just stop by Tazza D’oro and recharge your energy with a cup of tasty coffee! Or you might as well come here to get some rest after covering the major spots around! As you see fit! In the end, your vacation is a movie which you star in! 🙂