Expensive, but a cool cafe full of literary history and prestige. There are tables to sit at or you can just stand at the bar. Had a caffe corretto for probably 1.50 euros more than anywhere else, but I'd say it was worth it.
For the second oldest caffè in Italy (est. 1760), I'm very happy that they kept their prices down and authenticity going. Antico Caffè Greco is on Via dei Condotti, which is lined with brand-name stores and faces Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps). The interior is antique, as suggested by the name, and elegant. The servers in tuxedos are a little funny but strangely appropriate. Coffee is delicious, and comes with a little, wrapped, chocolate covered, espresso bean. I suggest having your drink of choice at the banco (bar) like real Italians. Most, if not all, bars charge a sit-down fee; this place does.
Tired and fading as the Rome daylight was, we stumbled into Antico Caffe Greco for caffeine and sugar sustenance. We were not disappointed in any way. The lovely cookie with black berry goo and 'muffin' with fresh berries complimented two cups of strong black sensual espresso and a cappuccino. For $13 or so we were uplifted, transported with lovely chemistry! MMMM.
Elegant barristas, glamorous folk, happy with that wonderful place.
After a LONG day at the Big House (Vatican) we need this and were so glad for it.
PLEASE go there and experience 250 years of tradition shared by Geothe, Ibsen, etc.
Thank you Roma!
While walking on the via Condotti I felt a sudden urge for a prosciutto sandwich and a coke.
The Location is fabulous just across from Gucci on via Condotti but the interior is a bit stuffy and dated.
The coke was 9 Euros and the sandwich 10 - but I guess that's reasonable given the location. I only wish that the sandwich wasn't so dry.
Nothing special other than it's a historical spot... Skip the line for take-away and grab a seat right away. I had a cold latte as it was 90-something out there -- service was fast but cold.
You can skip this spot if you don't have much time to spare in Rome!
It can be intimidating as soon as you walk in. There's a lot going on. On the right, is a long bar serving every kind of coffee you can think of, and on the left, delicious, gorgeously yummy looking pastries. I had a muffin and it was wonderful. It gets pretty busy though, and if you don't speak up, you won't necessarily be helped. Nonetheless, a great place to go!
Most amazing cheesecake ever. I hate NY cheesecake, made with cream cheese. The cheesecake at this famous coffee shop is light and fluffy, and it doesn't make me feel like a disgusting slob after eating it. If you want to sit down here, the pricing is different. But who wants to stand with a caffe??
Opened in 1760 - the oldest cafe in Rome. I would think it is a must-see for anyone who is in Rome. We came here twice during our Rome visit last week - had latte and croissants on both visits (24 Euros each visit). The latte is seriously good and the croissants were ok. Pricey but totally worth it.
ottimo servizio, cibo delizioso e deserti, caffè eccellente, un vero assaggio d'Italia!
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