Café Roscioli is the sophisticated brother of Forno Roscioli, one of the most renowned bakeries in the Italian capital, and rightly so. They’ve been serving delicious bread and pizza since 1972. The cafeteria, located very close to Campo de’ Fiori, a few meters from the bakery and the deli Roscioli, offers pastries as well as a menu that includes specialties from the house.
When entering the room, elongated, narrow and decorated in an elegant and minimalist way, you can see the regulas drinking coffee at the marble bar, in the purest Roman style. If you go to the end you access a small square room, with dark was covered with pictures and pictures. There is a large, rectangular and high bar-style table, turning the room into a place to relax and read the newspaper while eating a more elaborate breakfast or brunch.
In addition to the delicious classic pastries, such as cornettos and pains au chocolate, they also have traditional Italian cakes such as the chocolate and orange ciambellone, a cake-style biscuit, or cakes that are so beautiful you are sad to eat them, like the mousse cake of Chocolate or beignet style cakes.
In the coffee menu there are dishes such as yogurt with seasonal fruits, as well as homemade sandwiches and cheese and deli tables and even oysters at the time of the appetizer. They also serve natural juices and champagne, cocktails and wines. In addition, the products with which they prepare their dishes are guaranteed to have the same quality as the Salumeria Roscioli, another trade of the Roscioli empire that besides being a house of meals, is a delicatessen in which one can find anything from Pecorino of Pienza to hams of Pata Negra.
The bread they serve follows the recipe of Pier Luigi Roscioli, one of the most praised bakers in Italy. His extensive experience in front of the family bakery means that he has been perfecting his recipe for sourdough bread for years. As for the coffee, they bring it from Torrefazione Giamaica Caffè in Verona and it is up to par with the rest of the products. If there is not time or space – which is very limited – to sit and spend a while, it is worthwhile to ente for a quick espresso at the bar and be spread by the rhythm and coffee taste of this city.
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:00am to 11:00pm; Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Text and Photos: Mónica R Goya