Just outside the busy, bustling city center of Rome, lies the calm and relatively unknown Garbatella. A part of the Ostiense district, Garbatella has had a cultural revival in the last few decades, making it a place where old meets new, and where an authentic Roman kitchen, meets new and fresh ideas. Let this round-up of charming brunch spots guide you in your early morning exploration of this rustic district.
Run by the Andreotti family since 1931, Adreotti alla Garbatella is a café specializing in the delicious, sweet and sticky. Rows upon rows of colorful, sugary treats line its counters, as well as a variety of anything filled or covered with cream or chocolate. The café focuses heavily on the traditions of its methods, as well as the quality of its ingredients, and was in 2012 recognized by the City of Rome as a place of historical interest. This self-proclaimed ‘oasis of quality’, is the place for a filling, sweet breakfast, or just a well-deserved hideout from the merciless, Roman sunshine.
Circonvallazione Ostiense 267, Rome, Italy, +39 06 575 8832