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Breakfast in Rome


We are visiting Rome in July and staying there for 3 nights.

I don't know if it was a good idea, but I've chosen a 4 star bland new hotel over a 3 star hotel with free breakfast included. The 4 star hotel still costs more and doesn't offer free breakfast.

We are not looking for any Restaurant for breakfast. Are there any stores or cafes with bread, bagles, milk, coffee and etc. near Termini?

If it is not easy to find those places, I may need to change my hotel.


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1. Re: Breakfast in Rome

There is a supermarket in Termini station, and a number of cafes. There is nowhere in central Paris where you would be unable to get these things.

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2. Re: Breakfast in Rome

bonjou33, try www.venere.com, you can 'shop' for location, price, amenities in Euros or dollars. There is a small grocery at the Termini and a larger one on Via Nazionale.

The 'star' system for hotels in Italy is far different that the States. I've stayed at some very nice 2-3 stars hotel that even had the small fridge (with overpriced sodas, etc) and a free breakfast that included deli meat, cheese, cereal, bagels and the awesome croissants (particularly with chocolate)

July is hot, make sure the a/c is in working order by looking at reviews.

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I don't think I have seen a bagel in Rome, but then again I haven't looked. Italian breakfast in a cafe is usually a cappuccino and some sort of pastry with sweet filling like nutella. (yum) cafes are very easy to find and plentiful. Breakfast is usually quick and simple.

In Termini there are fast food options too.

I know there is grocery store on Via Cavour which is a 10-15 min. walk from Termini (SuperElite Via Cavour, 232) and nearby Termini little stores that offer the basics.

Read the reviews of the hotel with the breakfast. I have to confess I like staying in a hotel that offers a good breakfast. As much as I love nutella I rather have a yogurt and some toast.

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4. Re: Breakfast in Rome

Most Italians have their breakfast at a neighborhood bar, where they have a croissant and a cappuccino. They also have other pastries, various fruit juices, and usually even fresh-squeezed orange juice. I also have never seen bagels in Italy, and caffe_espresso is correct in saying that the number of stars is not a reliable indicator of quality in Italy.

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Bagels are very American ,and you will have a job to find them in Italy, Italians go for small cakes or croissants with a cup of coffee for their breakfasts, usually standing at a bar, of which there are many in the Termini area of course. A decent supermarket at the Station should provide what you need, a lot of small shops too.

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