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“Best place in Rome for a coffee on the terrace ...”

Caffetteria-Bistrot Chiostro del Bramante
Ranked #39 of 181 Coffee & Tea in Rome
Price range: US$0 - US$21
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Description: The Bistro-Cafeteria at the Chiostro del Bramante is a refreshment bar and convivial place to meet in the warm atmosphere of the Chiostro. It is a relaxing meeting place for breakfast, lunch, tea or a drink either while visiting an exhibition or on any other occasion. The speciality of the Bistro-Cafeteria are its varied menus, natural yet refined. Table service further adds to guests' comfort. At all hours the greatest care is taken to offer only the best produce, be it prepared at the counter or by chefs in the Chiostro kitchens.
Tervuren, Belgium
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“Best place in Rome for a coffee on the terrace ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

... or a drink in the lounge bar
It's a little place tucked away behind the Piazza Navona (this alone makes it a worthwhile escape from busy, tourist-filled Rome), in the Bramante cloister. Have a coffee outside at the first floor gallery and admire the architecture, peace and quiet. Or have a drink later in the evening in the lounge bar inside. Great place!

  • Visited January 2014
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Greenville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Good food and reasonable price. The environment is really nice. The right place where to relax a little bit

Visited May 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“A museum Caffetteria near Piazza Navona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

You can visit the caffetteria without paying entrance to the cloistre, but have the chance to admire the wonderful courtyard of Bramante. Its in the 2nd floor, modern, stylish and as far as I saw now even with a club lounge. The choice of dishes isn't big, but everything fresh, tasty and with (for Italy) unusual spices. We had chicken-curry with black rice in form of a pyramide - as now its the Cleopatra exhibition. Risotti, pasta dishes, meat, salads and sweets, good wine by the glass. The service is kind - even sometimes a little slow. Warm kitchen only till around 3pm. As the area around Piazza Navona usually hosts only tourist restaurants at exorbitant prices, this is a good choice. Just difficult to find:-) Many romans come here to lunch and to chat. In summer small tables on the gallery of the cloistre. I lunch there everytime I go to see an exhibition and was always satisfied, so were my companions.

  • Visited December 2013
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london
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28 reviews
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“So nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

This really was a great place a little tricky to find the entrance sign points to a bookshop but worth it as it is really a quite haven and the chanti is supper nice

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Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Go for the beauty and serene atmosphere, just off busy Piazza Navona”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is a place to go for a coffee break more so than lunch. The food was fine, but many places offer better and more selection. But it is the beautiful setting that won me over. The cafe is set in the cloister of a 16th century monastery, designed by Bramante. It overlooks an interior courtyard. It is the cafeteria of the museum of the same name, which we did not visit. It offers a surprisingly serene and reflective spot, just seconds from one of Rome's busiest piazzas.

  • Visited September 2013
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