Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè
The line at the Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè is almost as long as the one at the Pantheon, but unlike the Pantheon on a summer afternoon, it moves fast. Stand at the bar for a quick espresso, or grab a table outside and linger for a bit with a monachella, a fancy drink that has layers of sweetened espresso, hot chocolate, and whipped cream.
That seat is going to cost a little extra, but it comes with a view of a building painted with 16th-century Medici family fresco, a Borromini spire that looks like a swirl of soft serve, and politicians in expensive suits on a break from the nearby Senate. If you’re looking for wifi and a big salad for lunch, the same team has Emporio Sant’Eustachio, Rome’s more stylish answer to Starbucks, around the corner.
Sign up for our newsletter.
Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.