Posted by: Debra Kolkka | January 6, 2012

Tazza d’Oro – the best coffee in Rome


Just steps away from my favourite place in Rome, the glorious Pantheon, is Tazza d’Oro. It is reputed to serve the best coffee in Rome. The bar was founded in 1946 by Mario Fiocchetto and they still roast premium coffee beans gathered from all over the world.

The interior has delightful 1940s fittings. Stand at the bar with the locals and enjoy an espresso, cappuccino or the house speciality, “granita di caffe”. Frozen espresso is crushed into a delicious slush to be taken neat or topped with cream.







Start your day in Rome with the perfect cappuccino.


Tazza d’Oro, Via deli Orfani, 84, Rome.

Head straight to the Pantheon from there to be amazed.

Caffe St Eustachio is on the other side of the Pantheon in Piazza St Eustachio and also has claims on the “best coffee” title. I like both.

Click here to see the Pantheon.


  1. Oh gosh! I will not miss this coffee when I am back in Rome! Thank you for sharing! Big hug! 🙂

  2. How I wished to be there now… 🙂 Thank you dear Debra, you are so nice, I all take notes of these beautiful places, I hope I can visit again Italy. Your photographs are so nice too… I loved these figures… But how smelling Italian coffee 🙂 Have a nice day and weekend, with my love, nia

    • The coffee smells good at Tazza d’Oro.

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    Thank you dear. With my love, nia

  5. This is our favorite place! We actually order our espresso beans from them a few times a year. I can’t find any other beans here that even come close to theirs. I prefer Tazza d’Oro to Sant’Eustachio but it’s a close second!

    • It was because of you that I went in search of Tazza d’Oro. I usually go to Caffe St Eustachio. Now I will have to alternate between the 2. I like to have coffee at Caffe Greco in Via Condotti as well, because I just love the place.

  6. I prefer Sant’ Eustachio, as you know. Very partial to their coffee. I really miss it and Starbucks or Peet’s in San Francisco cannot be compared. Sometimes, in the morning, I walk all the way to North Beach (Little Italy) to have a cappuccino at Caffe Pucini on Columbus Avenue. Not the same thing, but…..

    • I love Sant’Eustachio too. Tazza d’Oro has a different atmosphere. Now I am torn.

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  8. It is always good to know where to get the best coffee in a city. I have never been to Rome, when I get there I will have to rummage through your archives for tips on where to go and what to see.

    • It is difficult to get bad coffee in Italy, but some places do stand out.

  9. Amazing. This reminds me of my favorite bar here in Milan called Hodeidah…it even looks similar. Don’t you just love the un-Starbucks-ness of it all????? I’ll have to try this one. It looks amazing.

    • It is great and the nearby Pantheon is the final touch.

  10. My cousins 23 year old son who lives near Naples said he wishes Italia had Starbucks but I love the ‘un-Starbucks’ of the Italian coffee shops too! In the states I go to Starbucks because I know what I will get but in Italia I have never had a bad cup of coffee!

    • I am sure Starbucks will never make it to Italy, I certainly hope so anyway. I drink it when I am in the states too, because, as you say, you know what you are getting, but Italy does such wonderful coffee.

  11. Nice cups, but no little leaf pattern in the froth on the cappuccino?? And it’s still supposed to be good? 😉

    • I will report their shortcomings when I go there next. I’m sure they will be happy to hear your thoughts.

  12. I love the beautiful design, the logo, and can only try to imagine the incredible aroma of such a place! Is there anything better than Italian coffee?

    • No, there is nothing better than Italian coffee. I go every morning to the bar across the bridge to start the day well.

  13. I can smell the coffee brewing all the way in Kentucky!

    • It always smells good doesn’t it?

  14. The more I travel the more I realise how much I am missing out on because I don’t drink coffee. An amazing little bean with a rich history.

    • You are missing one of the great pleasures in life.

  15. Will definitely try Tazzo d’Oro when next in Rome Debra… looks divine…..the other fab place I love going to for my morning hit of caffeine is Canova on the Piazza del Popolo… has a ‘vasto assortimento’ of drinks – and a great place to people watch! Molto grazie Debra!

    • I will try it when I go to Rome in February. Thanks for the tip. I love the Piazza del Popolo.

  16. Oh dear! All those visits to Rome when I would go to the Antico Caffe Greco, via Condotti 86, and think I was tasting the ‘best’ coffee in the whole of Rome. Please lets go to your Tazzo d’Oro when I am next in Italy.
    Dianne Cant

    • I love Caffe Greco too, but we will certainly visit Tazza d’Oro when we are next in Rome.

  17. I’m writing eagerly… and my list of must do’s will be long.

  18. Looks like such fun!! Love the details you’ve captured here!!

    • It is a great place to have coffee in Rome.

  19. Ah, coffee in Rome is exquisite. The only place I can drink espresso or cappuccino straight up with no sugar or sweetener added 🙂

    • Yes, if the coffee is good enough you can go without the sugar.

  20. “granita di caffe”….must try making this! I have made Peach Granita which is heavenly too! Sue

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  22. Thanks for the heads-up about your Rome section. I’m taking a friend who LOVES coffee and will definitely be stopping here!

    • It really is great coffee at Tazza d’Oro. Have fun in Rome.

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