Cat bistrot in Rome, deliciously vegan Romeow

“Don’t ask us for cuddles, wait for us to ask you.” This is one of the rules cats laid out to welcome their hungry guests at Romeow, the delicious cat bistrot in Rome.

Romeow cat bistrot in Rome

What is it exactly?? Someone is trying new flavours! Photo courtesy of Romeow Cat Bistrot

This cozy and minimalist cat café in Ostiense neighborhood is their house, after all, and we are their guests. As long as we accept this, everything will run smooth.

Right after stepping over the threshold, you will feel the cat atmosphere: furry catnip mice and balls, soft baskets and cushions, shelves in strategic positions all over the walls, trees, and an old frayed armchair.

The food is strictly vegan, and we love it. The founders love cats, and we share this passion. The entertainment is on the cats’ hands… or paws, and we are totally OK with it. Let’s face it, cats are not exactly the most convivial hosts, they come for a cuddle when they feel like it if they are sleepy nothing moves them (and they usually are very tired). Sometimes they make their quick appearance as if on a fashion catwalk (literally), from time to time they can even let you pet them, it depends if you meet their needs of the moment. But this is why we love them.

Once at Romeow cat bistrot in Rome, you will hardly want to leave.

Romeow cat bistrot in Rome

Autumn rolls at Romeow Cat Bistrot in Rome

Delicious food strictly made with organic and season ingredients, furry purring things swanning around and a relaxed atmosphere for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea/coffee with cakes are some of the ingredients that attract plenty of guests every day. In fact, especially on weekends, bookings are highly recommended otherwise instead of a table on the ground floor you will have to sit on sofas on the upper floor. Which isn’t so bad, except that also those places are limited and you risk to find them all taken.

Romeow cat bistrot in Rome

Cappelletti dumplings on tempeh ragout and spinach and ginger cream

Some of the dishes I tried at the cat bistrot in Rome are autumn rolls filled with Sicilian broccoli and toasted hazelnuts on a cream of fennel and oranges as a starter, cappelletti (Italian-style dumplings) on tempeh ragout and spinach and ginger cream as the first course, soy and chickpea burger with a side of potato chips on pimiento (paprika) and avocado creams as a second course. We were way too full to order the dessert, even though the cakes looked delicious too. Maybe next time we go for an afternoon tea and we try their pastries!

Soy and chickpea burger with potato chips on paprika and avocado cream

You will get hardly bored at Romeow cat bistrot in Rome, and not only for chasing the cats but also because the menu changes constantly. As a common feature, the dishes are always healthy and delicious!


Romeow Cat Bistrot, Via Francesco Negri 15, Rome. Phone: 06 5728 9203. Email:

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