Naturally there are many great cafes in the Centro Storico. Here are a few good ones I’ve been to. You’ll fine them all on my map.
Caffe Sant ‘Eustachio (Intermediate A), Piazza Sant ‘Eustachio
Perhaps Rome’s most famous cafe, so it’ll probably be quite busy. Their water supply comes from a Roman aqueduct built in 19 B.C. Local coffee aficionados say this adds to the flavour. They do make a very good macchiato. As usual in Italy it’s cheaper to drink your coffee standing at the bar than to get table service outside.
La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D’oro (Intermediate A), 84 Via degli Orfani, www.tazzadorocoffeeshop.com
A historic coffee shop, since 1946, known for its own blend; Regina dei Caffe. It’s near the Panheon so there will be queues.
Antico Caffe Greco (Intermediate A), 86 Via dei Condotti, caffegreco.shop
Founded in 1760, Caffe Greco has hosted many famous artists, writers and philosophers including Wagner, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Goethe, Stendhal, Gogol, Andersen and Schopenhauer, so the coffee must be good.
Some nice statues next!