A work-friendly café with great food, drinks, live music and free wi-fi in Rome
Ex Circus – a cozy cafe meets bar meets bistrot which doubles as a study room – has reopened, just steps away from Piazza Navona.
Now, don’t let the “Circus” in the name scare you off. There are no creepy clowns or weird magic shows here. In fact, it is only named Circus because of the resemblance – fun, food, friends, and music. And every week, Ex Circus has great live music playing, check out their Facebook page for events!
At Ex Circus, you will find an amazing series of paintings by artist Jerico de Cristo. One, called, “Giungla in Movimento,” or Jungle in Motion, spans the entire wall of the study room, and consists of a thrilling series of plants on a red background.
Better yet, Ex Circus has cozy couches, power outlets, and coffee tables. It maintains a homey, yet hip vibe, allowing one person to study in peace, while another person eats nearby. Perhaps the excellent classic rock and soft jazz music playlist contributes to this.
Okay, enough about design. Let’s talk about the real important stuff: food.
Imagine a place – in Rome – that serves everything from peanut butter and jelly bagels to caramel hot chocolate to superfood salads with avocados. Better yet, imagine a place that serves high quality food for low prices.
A Spritz is only €3.50, which easily makes it the cheapest in the whole city. An aperitivo is €7, which consists of your choice of drink, plus appetizers and finger food.
Next, there is Sunday brunch from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. Enjoy stacks of fluffy pancakes, drizzled in Aunt Jemima maple syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and topped off with a strawberry. Is your mouth watering yet?
Not only are there pancakes, but the brunch buffet also includes zucchini quiche, cornetti, prosciutto, cheeses, apple cake, salad, and yogurt with granola. Coffee or juice is also included in the price. It’s truly a brunch fit for king (or queen).
Indeed, Ex Circus offers all this and more (it can accommodate for groups for special events such as birthday parties). If you were a regular of Circus and enjoyed its hip, quirky, youthful vibe, wait until you step inside the all-new Ex Circus to be swept away. If you’re looking for a place in Rome to study by yourself or in a group, to eat a variety of (mostly healthy) food, to listen to live music in Rome, or to have a drink, Ex Circus will exceed your expectations.