Known for serving one of the best coffees in Rome, this local favourite is also a great place to stop to grab some breakfast. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Pantheon, it’s the ideal place to kick off a day of sightseeing in the city.
Not many tourists will know about Mondi and even fewer will end up visiting, so if you want to get a feel for local life then this is the place to head. They have an impressive array of Italian pastries from the familiar corentto to cream filled donuts.
If you want to eat breakfast like the Romans do then you have to try a maritozzo. These yeasted buns are a city delicacy and you’ll see the locals picking one up on their way to work. Our favourite place to eat these are at Pasitcceria Aregoli. The bun itself is light but it’s topped with whipped creaming, making for a terribly indulgent breakfast experience.
Source: An American In Rome
This French-style patisserie is tucked away on one of the quaint streets of Trastevere and brings a little slice of Paris to Rome. You can probably guess what’s on the menu… buttery croissant, crunch loafs of French bread and plenty of pain au chocolat. If this has got you craving a proper French bakery, then read our guide to the best patisseries in Paris.
We’ve already mentioned Coromandel as one of the best brunches in Rome, and it’s also a tasty place to have some breakfast. As one of the first places in the capital to catch on to the global trend for ‘brunch’, here you can expect eggs, pancakes, avocados and all the other staples of everyone’s favourite meal.
Rome’s most iconic tea room, Babington’s is on a lot of tourist’s must-visit lists, but don’t let its notoriety put you off. Sticking with the English theme, the tea rooms serve full English breakfast, English muffins and lots of different egg dishes. Enjoy the grand surroundings and sip on some of the best tea you’ll find anywhere in Italy.
The shop front of La Casetta is almost as impressive as the food they serve. The vine-covered facade sits on the corner of one of the most picturesque streets in the trendy Monti neighbourhood. The perfect place for health conscious visitors, many of their pastries are gluten free and you can wash down your breakfast with a choice of smoothies and cold pressed juices.
This has to be Rome’s most unusual cafe, inside an old tram in an unused tram depot. It’s our favourite place to be in the summer months when you can pull up a chair in the leafy seating area and have your morning coffee and pastry with a side of sunshine. It serves one of the best cornettos in the city so you might have to fight for a table.