10 Work-Friendly Spots In Rome

Prati Urbani
Prati Urbani | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe
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16 November 2017

As a freelancer in Rome finding the right comfortable place to plug your laptop in and work in a relatively peaceful environment can be a challenge. Here’s our guide to some great spaces where you can focus on your work whilst enjoying a delicious espresso or eating a light snack.

Er Baretto (Arte del Caffè)

Bar, Cafe, Italian, Tea , $$$
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Er Baretto (Arte del Caffé)
Er Baretto (Arte del Caffé) | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe
Er Baretto (‘little bar’ in the Roman dialect) is perfect for trying many different kinds of espresso while working. Here the preparation of a proper coffee is a serious business. The outside terrace has WiFi, allowing you to work while enjoying the lovely Roman weather.

Oratorio Bistrot

Bar, Bistro, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, $$$
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Oratorio Bistrot
Oratorio Bistrot | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe
Once upon a time, this place was the oratory of the adjoining church of San Bernardo alle Terme. Today, the Oratorio Bistrot is the perfect place to sit to work or enjoy the company of friends. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine on the romantic outdoor terrace or tasting the Roman menu, this space caters to both your work and relaxing needs.

Barnum Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Italian, $$$
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Barnum
Barnum | Courtesy of Camilla Colavolpe
Whether you fancy something savory to eat, a well prepared to drink or just a relaxing setting to rest in, Barnum Cafehas it all. It’s a quiet venue with free WiFi making it a good place to read or work. Stop by after book shopping at nearby Libreria del Viaggiatore, a renowned bookshop specializing in travel writing.

Baylon Cafe

Cafe, Italian, $$$
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AntiCafé
AntiCafé | Courtesy of AntiCafé
In the lively Trastevere area, you will find the Church of San Francesco a Ripa and the Blessed Ludovica Bertonistatue, signed by the Baroque Gian Lorenzo Bernini. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby yet Baylon Café is definitely recommended if you’re looking to settle down with your laptop and enjoy a good cappuccino.