Sant’Eustachio il Caffé is the name of a famous coffee bar in the square of the same name in Rome. According to people in the know it is here that you can drink the best espresso of the city.
Sant’Eustachio il Caffé Rome
Address and opening hours
Address: Piazza di Sant’Eustachio, 82, 00186 Roma (tel. +39 06 6880 2048). Opening hours: From 07.30 until 01.00h; Saturdays until 01.30h and Sundays until 02.00h.
History and description
It is said, but you would have to drink a lot of coffee to verify this, that Rome’s best cappuccino is served in the Caffé Greco in the Via Condotti. It is also said that the best caffé (what non-Italian speakers call “espresso”) of the city can be had in the Sant’Eustachio il Caffé in the Piazza Sant’Eustachio.
The coffee bar opened its doors in 1938 and the present owners have been running it since 1999. The original floors and decorations have never been changed and the coffee is still roasted in the old-fashioned manner.
Except sipping your caffé on the premises you can also buy coffee here, as well as other delicatessen and all kinds of coffee paraphernalia.
The Sant’Eustachio il Caffé is not a real “neighborhood” coffee bar. It only opens its doors at 08.30 AM, which is rather late for a people who enjoy having their caffé and cornetto on the way to work.
The Piazza Sant’Eustachio is located in the heart of Rome, around the corner from the Pantheon.