I’m sitting in Baylon Café as I write this entry, thankful to have found an accommodating café with free wifi in Trastevere. Trastevere is full of cute places to eat and drink but Baylon is special – it has plentiful outdoor seating on one of Trastevere’s cutest streets, a delicious and inexpensive aperitivo, classic rock playing on the radio and vintage books for sale lining the walls. It also has longer tables in the back and free wifi so you can bring your computer here if you need to work. The crowd is young and hip and the décor is cool, creating a nice atmosphere throughout the day.
Open from morning and through the night, Baylon Café is a great place for lunch and aperitivo. The menu is extensive and creative, offering some classic Italian dishes but also modernizing common dishes and catering to an international crowd. There is a weekend brunch offering everything from vegan French toast and pancakes to Moroccan eggs and omelettes. If you come for aperitivo you can pick from a wide variety of wines, beers, spirits, interesting cocktails and fruit juices. The menu is fairly reduced at dinner (only offering a handful of traditional Roman dishes) so it’s better to stop by during the day when you can find something to please any palate!