The Coffee & Pastry shop Andreotti has been at the same spot since 1931 and proudly still serves breakfast to the posh and indulgent Rome. Today it is kept updated with elegant and modern interiors, and the indispensable tables on the busy street of via Ostiense.
Pastries and sweets are the kings of this artisan bakery, every croissant, small pastry or ice cream tastes exceptional since it is their own production – a rarity even in Rome nowadays.
The huge variety of croissants gets eaten fast and around 11:00 small sandwiches start to appear, followed by refined salads. Poser alert: here is where the young and posh of Rome love to argue about futilities, during their lunch break, so I prefer to take a tray and sit outside. The prices are a couple of euros above other bakeries or cafes, but small treats can be bought for just € 2, and thanks to the clever “grab your tray” option, I do not get charged to sit at a table under the sunshades.
Ps: Producer Ferzan Ozpetek set one of his movies at this location.