15 Places Serving the Best Breakfast in Rome (With Map!)

The first meal of the day in Rome is a very serious matter. Whether you are looking for a sweet pastry and coffee or a hearty savory feast, the places I’m recommending here serve the best breakfast in Rome to start your day with energy and carry on until lunchtime.

One of our go-to restaurants when we want to spoil ourselves for breakfast is Coromandel, a super cozy restaurant just behind Piazza Navona. For a more traditional pastry and coffee/cappuccino breakfast, some of the best options are Linari in Testaccio and Andreotti in Ostiense, but if you are looking for original creations, head to the vegan Wani Bakery or Tulipane for a mix of modernity and tradition.

Image: Where to find the best breakfast in Rome.

Coromandel – One of the best breakfast places in Rome’s Centro Storico

One of our favorite places for breakfast in Rome, we couldn’t start our list anywhere else. Not only does Coromandel give you the right energy to start the day, but you won’t feel hungry until lunch and, if you are like me, even beyond!

The breakfast of Coromandel is far from being a simple cappuccino and croissant. Of course, if you want, you can also order your favorite sweet treats including pancakes, waffles, croissants, cinnamon rolls, and sweet bagels.

If you are more into a savory breakfast, you will find plenty of recipes with eggs in all manners, French toast, and sandwiches. There is no lack of vegan options such as porridge, avocado toast, and scrambled tofu. This is the place I would recommend for who are looking for English breakfast in Rome.

Coromandel is not the cheapest breakfast in Rome but the great quality and attention to detail are guaranteed. If you are staying near Piazza Navona or the Pantheon, I’m guessing you will become a regular here! Plus, if you’d rather have brunch or lunch, Coromandel got you covered.

  • Where: Via di Monte Giordano 60/61.
  • When: Every day 9 am-3 pm, Saturday and Sunday until 4 pm.
  • Website.
Image: Coromandel serves a great English breakfast in Rome.

Marigold – Breakfast at an organic bakery in Ostiense

They define themselves as a “micro-bakery”, they are located in the cool Ostiense neighborhood and have the goal of serving one of the best breakfasts in Rome. How? By baking their own pastries and bread with sourdough and high-quality flour.

You will be spoiled for choice between cinnamon swirl, avocado on rye bread where you can add a poached egg, and omelet with seasonal greens among the other options. There is no lack of drinks from the popular coffee and cappuccino to a pot of tea to freshly-squeezed orange and homemade lemonade.

This is a perfect place to stop before sightseeing around the relics of Rome’s industrial archaeology. Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy a rich brunch menu.

  • Where: Via Giovanni da Empoli 37.
  • When: Wednesday to Sunday 9 am-3 pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Website.

Linari – Best breakfast in Rome’s Testaccio

Linari is very famous for its traditional pastries, flaky and delicious. Apart from a wide array of croissants, Linari is a master for Roman sweet treats such as the cream-rich maritozzo. All types of coffee and soft drinks are on the menu.

Here the breakfast is Italian in all ways, from the culinary offer to the over-the-counter standing experience. You will see many locals and professionals grabbing their coffee shots and leaving.

Linari is also a famous Roman pastry shop so if you have a sweet tooth, get lost in their display of cakes, pastries, and tarts.

  • Where: Via Nicola Zabaglia 9.
  • When: Every day 6.30 am-9.30 pm. On Tuesday until 1.30 pm.
  • Website.
Image: Linari one of the best pastry shops in Rome.

Wani Bakery – Best vegan breakfast in Rome’s Garbatella

If you are following a plant-based diet but don’t feel like porridge, head to Wani in the southern Garbatella neighborhood not far from Saint Paul Outside the Walls Basilica. On display are fantastic colorful cakes strictly made using natural ingredients, traditional pastries such as croissants, cookies, and Italian-style biscuits, as well as famous desserts such as tiramisu and Sacher.

Pick your favorite pastry filled with your cream of choice between hazelnut, pistachio, cream, and chocolate, and your favorite drink, everything strictly vegan.

  • Where: Via Gabriello Chiabrera 162b.
  • When: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 am-6 pm, Sunday until 1.30. Monday closed.
  • Website.

Le Levain – One of the best breakfast places in Trastevere

One of the best breakfast places in Trastevere, Le Levain has captured our hearts (and taste buds) from the first time we went. Leaning towards the French sweet tradition, their leavened pastries are flaky and soft, and their display is a feast of cakes, French-style bread, and tarts.

We had breakfast at Le Levain a few times so I can safely say that we like it, but it’s not a place where you can sit and relax because it’s very small. Before you get despondent, if you enjoy their products and creations, you will be happy to know that you can enjoy them in a more relaxed atmosphere in the Sallustiano neighborhood near Porta Pia gate, Piazza Fiume, Villa Borghese, and Villa Torlonia where they opened a nice cafè.

  • Where: Via Luigi Santini 22/23 (Trastevere), Via Piave 8 (Sallustiano).
  • When: Every day 8 am-8 pm.
  • Website.

Don’t miss our guide to the best restaurants in Trastevere.

Nero Vaniglia – Traditional pastries for breakfast in Rome’s Garbatella

This is a famous pastry shop in the southern Garbatella neighborhood, one of the areas you should consider if you are looking for budget accommodation in Rome.

Nero Vaniglia is roughly located between Ostiense train station and Garbatella metro stop. Their offer for breakfast starts first and foremost with traditional pastries such as brioches and croissants. Delicious and perfectly made, you can find them in the most classic as well as more original flavors.

They take pride in making simple and genuine products and their offer was immediately welcomed by locals. Nero Vaniglia has been around for quite a while and they are still an institution in the neighborhood.

  • Where: Circonvallazione Ostiense 201.
  • When: Every day 7 am-8 pm.
  • Website.

Tulipane – A delicious bakery in Rome’s city center

Tulipane is a great Roman bakery to hit if you have booked your hotel in Rome’s city center, especially handy if your accommodation doesn’t include breakfast. Here you can order a hearty and copious breakfast in Rome if you are not into a simple croissant and cappuccino.

At breakfast, they play with bread in sweet and savory versions: from corn bread with scrambled eggs to fruit bread with butter and sugar. Leavened desserts are made following a tradition that promises an ambrosial experience.

From the very Roman maritozzi with cream, to croissants, to babka, to treats made with ricotta, very popular in the local pastry tradition, you can order anything from cake to flavourful tarts to cookies and biscuits for your breakfast in Rome’s city center.

  • Where: Via del Pavone 28.
  • When: Every day 8.30 am-3.30 pm.
  • Website.

Ercoli – One of the best breakfast places in Rome’s Trastevere

If you are a croissant person, this is your Roman place for breakfast. You will find their counter packed with croissants and brioches to fill with your favorite cream. We tried their pistachio cream and my pistachio-expert Afghan husband loved it.

Ercoli is a great place for breakfast in Rome also because of its strategic position in Trastevere, so perfect before starting sightseeing in this quaint traditional neighborhood. One of the aspects we truly enjoyed was the comfort. When bars and cafes are very small in central Rome, it’s hard to find room to sit and relax. Ercoli offers a comfortable space where you can enjoy your breakfast in peace.

  • Where: Via Zanazzo Giggi 4.
  • When: Every day 7.30 am-1 am.
  • Website.
Image: Sayed from Fearlessly Italy enjoys pistachio-filled brioche for breakfast in Rome at Ercoli 1928.

Cristalli di Zucchero – A high-end breakfast in Rome’s Monteverde

Cristalli di Zucchero offers a high-end pastry experience in the Monteverde/Gianicolense for your breakfast in Rome, perfect if you have an apartment in this beautiful green area and if you are visiting Villa Pamphilj, one of our favorite parks in Rome for walking and letting our son play.

Even though they serve also coffee and beverages, Cristalli di Zucchero is not a simple bar and offers an innovative experience. Adventurous at heart, they are not afraid of testing and researching to provide their customers with daring combinations and high-quality baked goods.

  • Where: Via di Val Tellina 114.
  • When: Every day 7 am-9 pm.
  • Website.

Settimo – Gourmet restaurant of Sofitel Villa Borghese Hotel

With a menu that will leave the most demanding palates spoilt for choice, Settimo, the restaurant of the 5-star Sofitel Villa Borghese Hotel serves you your first meal on its panoramic terrace in the warm season or its beautiful jungle-themed interior all year long.

Being a high-end hotel, their breakfast is very diverse and ranges from large cheese platters to cold cuts to croissants and jams. It’s open to both the guests of the hotel and outsiders.

  • Where: Via Lombardia 47.
  • When: Open every day from early morning.
  • Website.
Image: Cheese selections for breakfast at Settimo restaurant at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Hotel

Le Carré Français – A French breakfast in Rome

Are you craving French pastries and cakes for your breakfast in Rome? In Prati, there is a historic patisserie and boulangerie that has been serving delicious croissants, pain au chocolat, madeleine pastries, apple or chocolate brioches, crêpes, and all the most famous products from beyond the Alps. If you are more into a savory breakfast, don’t miss their baguettes and cheese.

The place is spacious and allows a comfortable meal in case you don’t want a grab-and-run experience.

  • Where: Via Vittoria Colonna 30.
  • When: Every day 7 am-11.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am.
  • Website.
Image: Le Carré Français serves a French breakfast in Rome.

Barnum Cafè – International breakfast in Rome’s city center

For an American breakfast in Rome complete with eggs and bacon, you don’t need to go too far. Right behind Campo de’ Fiori is Barnum Cafè, a coffee bar that has quickly become a favorite among locals and tourists.

There is always a bit of queue that always increases on weekends. The location is unbeatable and you can stop here whether your hotel is in the area or if you are starting sightseeing bright and early even if coming from another neighborhood. And if you are late for breakfast, at Barnum, they also serve a scrumptious brunch.

  • Where: Via del Pellegrino 87.
  • When: Every day 8 am-3.30 pm.
  • Website.

Andreotti – One of the best traditional breakfast places in Rome in Ostiense

Andreotti has been serving a very typical Roman breakfast since 1931. Famous for their cream-filled maritozzo, Andreotti is always very popular among locals. In fact, be it on weekends or weekdays, breakfast time is pretty much always packed, and finding a table is not an easy task.

Their choice of pastries and cakes is vast and the high quality and fresh products are always a guarantee for a top breakfast.

  • Where: Via Ostiense 54b.
  • When: Every day 7 am-10 pm, on Sunday and Monday from 7.30 pm.
  • Website.
Image: Andreotti is one of the historic pastry shops in Rome.

CON.TRO Contemporary Bistrot – Bakery and pastries north of Rome

CON.TRO Contemporary Bistrot is not in the immediate city center but in the Monte Mario Alto neighborhood north of Rome. Well-served by frequent trains to San Pietro and Trastevere, this is a great area to find affordable accommodation and comfortably reach the city center.

Contro Bistrot makes their pastries in-house as well as their pizza with the oven well visible from the outside. Along with the classic breakfast pastries such as cornetti, bombe, and saccottini, you can also find creamy pastries such as cheesecakes and fruit tarts. Among the drinks, along with coffee, you can also choose from a nice tea selection and fresh smoothies.

Stylish and cozy inside, Contro Bistrot features also a spacious outdoor for all meals from breakfast to dinner.

  • Where: Via dell’Acquedotto del Peschiera 156.
  • When: Every day 6.30 am-12 am.
  • Website.
Image: Contro Bistrot is a great place for breakfast in Rome.

Regoli – Historic pastry shop in the multicultural Esquilino neighborhood

Impossible not to include Regoli among the places for a top breakfast in Rome. Regoli is a historic Roman pastry shop open since 1916.

The quality of their leavened pastries is what attracts customers every day, first and foremost for their delicious maritozzo but also for croissants and sweets like profiteroles and fruit tarts.

  • Where: Via dello Statuto 60.
  • When: Wednesday to Monday 6.30 am-7.30 pm. Closed on Tuesday.
  • Website.


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About The Author: Angela Corrias

Hi, my name is Angela Corrias! I am an Italian journalist, photographer, and blogger living in Rome. After over ten years of living abroad, I finally came to the conclusion that in order to better organize my future adventures, I needed a base. Since I know and love Rome so much, I moved back to the Eternal City. This is how Rome Actually was born. Here, I cover everything about Rome, from the local food to the culture to Roman history.

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