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Caffè Sant'Eustachio

Piazza Sant'Eustachio 82, 00186 Rome, Italy
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    5 May 20, 2014

    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.

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    Julia P
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    4 Jul 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.

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    Laura Cheftel
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    3 May 22, 2014

    Coffee was absolutely delicious but I felt like I had to skull it down because of the crowd, and not used to drinking my coffee at a standing bar! Guess that's a thing of custom though, if you like your coffee on the go and in a high-pace atmosphere then this is definitely for you! Also enjoyed a bar of Otto organic dark chocolate which was an unexpected and lovely little find on the shelves.

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    Tina Nguyen
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    5 Jun 26, 2014

    So. You want to hear about the best coffee I've ever had. Well, step right up, folks. I got the classic coffee here (not sure what it's called, but who cares. It's the namesake, you'll know it when you see it). It comes with sugar, so unless you want "no sucre," be prepared for LOTS OF SWEETNESS. But my god, I was on the greatest energy high after this. Not sure if it was the caffeine, or the sugar, or the fact that I was in Rome visiting a sacred establishment (yes, I would categorize this as so). I left with a tin can of coffee beans and six expresso spoons. It's serious.

    Standing room only, so don't expect a sit-down. That said, that's the way Italians do it 'round here.

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    don jordan
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    5 Jun 01, 2014

    While out for a stroll, save room for an Italian Coffee which is right behind the Pantheon and to the right.

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    Louisa M.
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    5 May 20, 2014

    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.

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    Stephen Bugno
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    5 May 20, 2014

    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.

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    5 Jun 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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    Monica Stewart
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    4 May 16, 2014

    Stumbled on this place....literally the most perfect cappuccino I have ever had. It has been there since 1937 and probably looks the same :) don't go for the pastries, but go for the coffee

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  • Caffè Sant'Eustachio
    Joao Cesar Escossia
    5 Nov 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.

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    4 Jul 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.

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    Victoria Paul
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This is hands-down the best coffee in Rome. They serve each espresso with a dollop of sweet whipped cream, so you don't need any sugar or milk - plus a chocolate-covered espresso bean to finish. A must-do if you're near the Pantheon.

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    Stephanie Millner
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Not right in Navona! Go about 3 blocks East to Piazza Sant'Eustachio. Best caffè in ITALY! If you're coming in the summer, be sure to try the Gran Crema.

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    5 Jun 22, 2013
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    James Sievert
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    4 Jun 16, 2014

    Grab an espresso in the quintessential classic coffee bar in Rome

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    Joie D
    5 May 08, 2013

    Unquestionably the best coffee in Rome.

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    5 Mar 02, 2013
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A classic Roman bar with some of Italy's best coffee. Order their signature coffee drink for a nice foamy treat, the house secret. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, and you'll find plenty of happiness as you lap up the rest of the sweetness when your coffee is done.

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47 people visited Caffè Sant'Eustachio

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