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The best 10 breakfasts to have in Rome: part 1

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Jun 182019The best 10 breakfasts to have in Rome: part 1 Ten high glycemic addresses to start the day, from the traditonal maritozzo to Anglo pancakes, through brioche and croissants strictly based on butter or even just a coffee.
Tagsfood, tourism, off the beaten track

Here's what Alessandra Tibollo wrote in the magazine La Cucina Italiana on the best breakfasts to have in Rome. Ten high glycemic addresses to start the day, from the traditonal maritozzo to Anglo pancakes, through brioche and croissants strictly based on butter or even just a coffee. Then there are the classics, to feel like newly Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn on a "Roman Holiday", from Sant'Eustachio coffee and maritozzi from Regoli… Bearing in mind the international addresses for those who can not do without a scrambled egg in the morning.

La Portineria- Via Reggio Emilia, 22. An entrance that you do not expect, hidden, cramped, a few steps down and then it opens into a huge room, bright and spacious. For the record Gian Luca Forino, the pastry chef, is also a "famous person", after ranking second in the show "The best confectioner". His desserts are strict in appearance and processing, as well as pralines, chocolate-filled bombs that will flood the palate. Just to mention the yeasts: 3 days of total work to get to a perfect result. Needless to say that nutella is made by real chocolate, jams and marmalades are all homemade.


La Portineria

Coromandel - Via di Monte Giordano, 60. Sit back and get ready for a different experience, not the usual coffee and croissant at the bar, but a fine service ‘the English way’, which starts at 8.30am. The place is a delightful retreat in the center of Rome, a few steps from Piazza Navona. Also here you can take coffee and croissant or pain au chocolat - strictly homemade - but the advice is to go further and enjoy a dish of pancakes or a French toast, if you really do not want to stray into English breakfast with scrambled eggs or omelets. A fresh centrifuge could also be a good solution to start to day.

Pasticceria De Bellis - Piazza del Paradiso, 56. It is not very spacious, but here you can eat one of the best croissants in the capital. The use of the French term is no coincidence, since the pastry chef Andrea De Bellis has studied in France and perfected his flaking techniques.


Pasticceria De Bellis


Sant'Eustachio - Piazza Sant'Eustachio, 82. Worth to mention not for the croissants, which come from an outside bakery, but for the coffee. For the Romans Sant'Eustachio is coffee: here you drink and buy the ground coffee or the beans in order to prepare it at home just like at the bar. Prepare for a long queue, because this bar is at the back of Campo dei Fiori, signaled by all the tourist guides. This place will be perfect spot to start the day.

Barberini - Via Marmorata, 41. Despite the name, this bar is not near Piazza Barberini, but in Testaccio. Don’t be suspicious by the entrance being a bit retro, because during breakfast you will be amazed by the queue to get one of the delicious croissants, which rarely exceed the early hours of the day. Assortment of creams and jams, to suit all tastes.

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