Directly out of the book of Raymon Queneau, or for the movie aficionados amongst you, from the film by Louis Malle. “Zazie dans le métro”(or Zazie in the metro in Anglo-Saxon) tells the beautiful story of 10-year old Zazie that dreams of seeing Paris through the windows of its metro.
When this almost historic bar in the Pigneto neighbourhood got a new owner in 2011 and a little renovation, that same new owner who had lived in Paris for 3 years and presumably lived the dream of little Zazie, also decided to give a new name to the place, in homage to this wonderful movie and bringing a little Parisian wind to Rome.
Et voilà!…Zazie is a lovely, unpretentious little bar me and my friends go to frequently. It is perfect for spending a nice, relaxed evening whilst enjoying “a” (figuratively speaking) good glass of organic wine or some excellent craft beer. For some weird reason I also think of this place as the perfect bar to spend your evening when that certain desire for thinking and philosophizing about cabbages and kings comes up. But then again maybe that’s just because we do that most of the time.
I also come here often to have some breakfast (yes we have our breakfast at bars in Italy) to enjoy freshly baked croissants and some coffee. Plus they have a little library with very particular and interesting books, and I know for a fact they even do book presentations at Zazie every now and then!
Zazie nel Metrò | Bars, Coffee & tea | Glass of wine € 3.50
Via Braccio da Montone 88
Mon – Sat 09:00 – 02:00, Sun 19:00 – 02:00