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- 70%Budget Travelers
- 56%Nightlife Lovers
- 55%Family Travelers
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Member Reviews (16)
- Caffè Sant'EustachioMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Sep 18, 2013
Coffee appears in a million guises in the Eternal City, from cappuccino for the morning, to the alcoholic caffe' corretto after dinner. But Caffe' Sant'Eustachio delivers its own delicious spin on the tiny espresso, with a sweet sugar foam to help it make its way down.
- Caffè Sant'EustachioMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 04, 2013
This is what espresso in Heaven must taste like! All of the hype you've heard is 100% true -- this is without question the single best cup of espresso I have ever had in the world. Yes, the world's best. If you love coffee, make this your first stop in Rome. I literally shed tears in the street on my last night in town, that's how much I miss this coffee. I had about 14 espressos here during my weeklong trip.
If you show up later at night, it won't be as crazy (they are open until 1 am most nights, which in itself is worth a star). Try to go in mid-afternoon and it is complete and utter chaos! Go to the register and pay. Take your receipt to the bar (easier said than done). You will have to elbow your way up to the front and be prepared to wait! If you plunk your receipt down on the counter with a little incentive (a 20 cent Euro coin seems to do the trick), you might get ahead of everyone else. Seriously, ordering here is NOT for the faint of heart. You must have patience and you have to be a bit tough!
My husband, who is NOT a coffee drinker, ordered a couple of the 'nom nom' drinks and they were phenomenal as well. He had a hot chocolate type drink with whipped cream on top and a classic cappuccino. Both were amazing. And the espresso -- oh my! I don't know how they get the crema SO frothy and thick but it's insanely good. Do as the locals do and take your spoon to dig out the last bits of creamy goodness after you shoot your espresso while standing at the bar.
The little 1 Euro pastries here are good too; the mini croissant looking things are the perfect marriage with their coffee. I love the ones stuffed with chocolate; they are crunchy, not soft as you would assume. I cannot stress this highly enough -- order EVERYTHING you could possibly want while you are at the register. Go ahead and order TWO espressos, you will not be sorry.
And remember, you MUST order your coffee without sugar if you don't want sugar. All drinks automatically come sweetened unless you specify at the counter. And don't sit down at one of the outdoor tables unless you really, really want to -- you will pay (a lot) for the privilege. Stand at the bar, it's free.
- Caffè Sant'EustachioMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
I haven't had an espresso at every coffee shop in Rome, but it's hard to believe there is better than Sant Eustachio (but I'm open-minded to suggestions). Our guide at Walks of Italy pointed me in the direction of this one and I was impressed.
- Caffè Sant'EustachioMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Jul 12, 2013
One of Rome's classic bars, with some of its most famous caffe. Be sure to try the crema, which is drops of coffee and sugar whipped into a frothy delight and dribbled into your coffee. Sure, it's packed, but worth it.
- Caffè Sant'EustachioMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJun 21, 2013
Best tasting coffee in the world, bar none. Secret recipe and all it is made behind a partition all to frothy and percolated perfection. The space itself is very basic, so cozy up to the bar with the locals and have it standing up like a real Roman.
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- Caffè Sant'EustachioNov 18, 2012
f you are going to have a cappuccino or caffe in Italy while in Roma you need to stop here. It is easy to find also... With so many caffe's why do you think this place is packed? Because their's are the best... If your standing at the Pantheon and looking at the entrance.. Go East..and only a couple of roads of blocks up..Not a place you should meet.. The cappuccinos are great.
Strong coffee is liquid fuel to Italians, and many Romans will walk blocks for what they consider to be a superior brew. Caffè Sant'Eustachio is one of Rome's most celebrated espresso shops, where the water supply is funneled into the city by an aqueduct built in 19 B.C. Rome's most experienced espresso judges claim the water plays an important part in the coffee's flavor. Buy a ticket from the cashier for as many cups as you want, and then leave a small tip (about 1€) for the counter-person when you present your receipt. It's open Sunday to Thursday 8:30am to 1am, Friday 8:30am to 1:30am, and Saturday 8:30am to 2am.
- Caffè Sant'EustachioCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
If you can't do something well, at least be unique. There's nothing worse than being bland AND boring. Thankfully, Caffe' Sant'Eustachio is neither. The environment is fun, most likely due to the fact that this cafe is often mentioned as an attraction, and the coffee is unique. Each cup comes with a sweet foam that everyone simply enjoys eating with a spoon. I requested "poco zucchero," hoping it wouldn't be too sweet, but the residual sugar was still a bit intense (in a nice way).
I definitely recommend Caffe' Sant'Eustachio as a stop for a unique coffee experience in Rome.Recommended for:Foodies
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