Written by: Kate Zusmann
Typical Roman breakfast in a bar or restaurant consists of cappuccino and cornetto, but still, there are a lot more options of what to eat during the morning. Rome has many bakeries and cafeterias where you can find homemade desserts and baked goods. Undoubtedly, mornings are amazing in the eternal city because most days of the year are sunny, so it is worth to spend this time outside with a cup of coffee and Italian sweets or bakery products.
Tea is the passion of Babington’s Tea Room and dining is their specialty. Undoubtedly, this place is the first in my rating for its expertise and quality of teas and breakfasts. For over a century Babington’s Tea Room have been serving tea and you can order or buy specialty teas or gifts there. Moreover, the menu offers various kinds of tasty breakfasts where you will definitely find something that matches your tastes.
The Pimm’s Good presents itself as a trendy bar & restaurant which works from early morning for breakfast until late hours to have a dinner, aperitivo or a drink with friends. Moreover, several times per week there is live music. Talking about breakfasts, Pimm’s has amazing English breakfast for only 8 euro.
Located in Trastevere area, Meccanismo is famous RistoBar in the vintage style. It has large windows and beautiful veranda with flowers outside, which creates unique ambiance. Moreover, every morning you can try their breakfasts with fresh croissants, muffins and many other specialties of their pastry and not only. Also, Meccanismo offers a 360 degree service with specific menus for each time of the day.
Café Settimiano is the historic bar of Trastevere, located near John Cabot University. Moreover, this is the meeting point of all the locals from this area, students and tourists. For the breakfast you can take delicious fresh juice with a croissant from their pastry or one of many sandwiches that they offer.
Camillo B. is a restaurant, cafe, and pizzeria right on Piazza Cavour, in the heart of the historic center of Rome. Additionally, it is located only on 500 meters from the Vatican. The philosophy of the restaurant is in its relaxing atmosphere where food is understood as the moment of pause and conversation with people you love. Moreover, for the breakfast you can order one of their herbal teas, coffee, freshjuices, croissants, homemade desserts or savory snacks.
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Le Levain is French-style bakery in Trastevere with handmade soft baguettes, pies, sliced pizza and many desserts. Moreover, this boulangerie is popular among locals for its freshest and tastiest specialties. You should definitely try their croissants with pistachio paste. As an example, you can order a sweet or savory croissant (1.20 euro) or any of French sweets: the tarte citron (2.50 euro), the madeleines (0.70 per 1), the macarons (1.20 each) and many other desserts.
Cristalli di Zucchero is a special place located in Monteverde. All their products are handmade with natural ingredients without hydrogenated fats or artificial colors and flavors, synthetic additives and without emulsifiers. There, you can find many desserts from simple croissants to Roman cornettos with stuffed cream, the Catalana cakes with soft hazelnut biscuits, crème brulee or chocolate mousse, the Profitrole, cheesecake. Cristalli di Zucchero has two locations: one in Monteverde (Via di Val Tellina, 114) and the other near Circus Maximus (Via di San Teodoro, 88). Moreover, you can enjoy their sandwiches, medallions, bagels and many other specialties. Cristalli di Zucchero is famous in Rome and will be an ideal place where to start your day.
Pasticceria Bompiano offers a wide selection of croissants, cakes as mimosa, millefeuille, profitrole and many other tasty desserts. You should visit Bompiani for breakfast also because of their various sandwiches that became famous in the whole area. Undoubtedly, this pasticceria has great service, good prices, friendly ambiance, and more importantly, tasty breakfasts.
On the one hand, Volpicelli is usual Roman bar and pasticceria, where you can enjoy a coffee sitting outside in a sunny day. However, this place is special because of its great service and amazing baked goods. Yes, it is worth to go there for a breakfast, to try their tramezzini and Roman dolci. Moreover, the prices are excellent.
Finally, one of my favorite places: Il Siciliano. As you may know, Sicilian dolci are delicious and unique, so this bar offers you a wide selection of the best Sicilian desserts. Moreover, there is a great veranda where you can enjoy your morning with tramezzino, one of Sicilian bakery products, or a cake. Undoubtedly, it is worth to visit Il Siciliano.
Roman mornings are great, especially during the days with good weather. You should definitely try to go out for a breakfast in Rome and enjoy the atmosphere of the city with a cup of coffee and cornetto or any Italian dessert.
Author: Kate Zusmann
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