Steps from the Pantheon in the maze of cobbled streets sits one of Rome’s most famous and favorite caffes.
Tazza d’Oro, which translates to Gold Cup, has been around since 1946 and is rumored to serve some of the best coffee in Rome. You can even see them roasting it in the far back corner.
The entire caffe is perfumed by the smell of the roasting coffee and is filled with the sounds of clancking china cups and saucers.
Another thing you’ll notice is the lack of tables. This is not a place that encourages you to stay, but rather in typical Roman fashion, just belly up to the bar, down your shot of espresso and go.
And there is something else the caffe serves. It is called Espresso Granita con Panna. And though I am a huge gelato fan, sometimes one needs something a bit different, something refreshing in the 90 degree heat!
So, after touring the Pantheon, we decided to partake in the cooling concoction- and boy we were not sorry!
Layers of fresh, thick, whipped cream and sloshy, oozing, espresso ice crystals marry to make a cold, bold, creamy and sinfully delicious treat. A kind of espresso parfait, if you will. And at 2.50€, it is a bargain not to be missed.
Tazza d’Oro also makes it easy to purchase their delicious roasted coffee and have it shipped to you. Too bad you couldn’t ship an Espresso Granita con Panna!
What about you? Would you partake?