2Periodico Cafe (CLOSED)

2periodico cafe roma monti

Simply One of the best bar in Rome

This is the type of cool, cozy haven where locals flock because you walk in and feel like you’re family. The whole place is set up like a really comfy, arty house with mixed furniture, little private corners and a new back room that hosts art exhibits, DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays, live music on Tuesdays, and Live Folk Radio Show on Thursdays.

At 2Periodico, lovers curl up in the shadows of the sofas, girls meet for a fresh fruit juice in the secret back rooms, students come to use the free wifi… Then, as the sun sets, savvy Monti locals stop by for aperitivo and to sample cocktails from the renowned bartenders who mix up house concoctions.

2Periodico Cafe Rome MontiThey attract people for the organic international menu, which boasts breakfast and a high quality lunch buffet. There’s even brunch with a DJ on Sundays from noon to 2:00pm. Don’t miss the pastries either, delicious in both sweet and savory.

It’s rare to find a place that manages to attract a genuinely eclectic crowd of Italians and local expats, but this place feels very international yet doesn’t cross the line into touristy. This is partly because of the fashionable location in a neighborhood and street that attracts creatives and trendsetters, and partly due to the way the staff treat you as a long lost friend as soon as you walk in. You won’t get that annoyed look some waiters in this city shoot you when you’ve only ordered a pot of tea and you’ve been in the armchair chatting or reading for two hours. So for a date, for a cocktail night out with friends, for a tranquil place to study, for people-watching or even just to meet interesting locals, this little spot has you covered literally from breakfast to after midnight.

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1 Comment

  • Didn’t like this place; overpriced and it seems the place had run out of almost everything when I’d arrived, plus staff had difficulties understanding the simplest things…. I think there are better places.

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