Brunch in Rome is available more and more frequently across the city, as its upscale hotels and all-day eateries find a different way to draw in the crowds and meet international tastes.

This guide to the best brunches in Rome for 2023 has 16+ ideas for starting your day in the right way. It covers both the best breakfasts in Rome, ideal for when you’re in a hurry; plus options for a lazy brunch in Rome, with prices and opening times where available. Enjoy!

Brunch in Rome – prices and times

Brunch at Hotel Locarno

Why is the bottomless bloody mary brunch at Hotel Locarno one of the best brunches in Rome? Well, a single bloody mary is priced at €20, while a plate of Eggs Benedict royale, with smoked salmon, is €24. So if you order a la carte, you have already reached €44 just with those two dishes. That makes the bottomless bloody mary brunch better value, as it includes two dishes plus endless bloody marys for €55.

What is the food like at the Hotel Locarno brunch? Delicious. with an international twist. My favourite dishes include the aforementioned Eggs Benedict, the Maritozzo with scrambled eggs and mushrooms (€24) and the breadcrumbed biryani (€28) made from delicate Indian spices and served with a yoghurt sauce. You can also order dishes such as Caesar salad (€24) or French toast with fruits of the forest (€20) if you have a sweet tooth.

If you prefer more of a lunch-style feel to your brunch, there are some exquisite antipasti dishes, pasta and even second courses of meat and fish.

Whatever you do, leave some room for a dessert – the New York style cheesecake with fruits of the forest sauce is sublime!

In good weather, expect to take brunch on the Hotel Locarno rooftop; this moves to the inner courtyard or indoor restaurant in cooler weather. Bon appetit!

Where: Hotel Locarno – Via della Penna, 22 – Rome – : 0039 (0)6 361 0841
Brunch price: €55
What’s included: Fixed price formula with bottomless bloody marys and two full sized courses

Brunch at Bauhaus

Bauhaus is an elegant eatery in the Garbatella neighbourhood of Rome, distinguished by its art deco-style dining room and gorgeous open kitchen where the chef and his team work their magic. This hip venue also has a bread and pastry counter which is perfect for picking up bits to enjoy a cutre breakfast at home.

However, that is not your only option, since the launch of the Bauhaus weekend breakfast. This international brunch-style meal is served from 09.00 until 14.00 on Saturdays and Sundays, and includes a delicious mix of sweet and savoury options – all at extremely competitive prices. From freshly iced croissants to avocado toast, pancakes, croque madame and croque monsieur, get ready to wash it all down with a flat white or artisan juices. Bauhaus is a great hidden gem and a brunch in Rome to remember!

Where: Bauhaus | Piazza Eugenio Biffi 3 | Rome | Tel +39 0685388481
Brunch price: Affordable a la carte menu, pancakes from €5
What’s included: Put together a filling brunch that will keep you going all day, or feast on sweet treats if you prefer.

Brunch at Hotel De’ Ricci

Hotel De’ Ricci is one of Rome’s most glorious boutique hotels, situated in a pretty side street between ivy-clad Via Giulia and the charms of Piazza Farnese. Self-styled a ‘wine hotel’, Hotel De’ Ricci has just 8 rooms in which you can expect to find a wine fridge, pre-loaded with your favourite vintages. If that wasn’t enough, every room has a private roof terrace and a breathtaking view of old Rome.

Unsurprisingly, it is one of Rome’s pricier hotels in terms of lodgings, but you can get a taste of affordable luxury with its Sunday brunch menu. Served in the spring months, from about February onwards, this a la carte menu features everything from fruit pancakes to chicken wraps, plus dainty croque monsieur sandwiches. You can order coffee but while we’re here, why not pair brunch with an elegant glass of fizz, such as a Franciacorta? Brunch starts mid-morning and goes on until 3pm, so you can take your time over this brunch in Rome.

Where: Hotel De Ricci | Via della Barchetta 14  | Rome | Tel +39 06 6874775
Brunch price: A la carte
What’s included: Put together an elegant brunch from this finely crafted menu

Breakfast in Rome: Coromandel

Another great option for breakfast or brunch in Rome is downtown treasure, Coromandel, which opens at 9 am every day. Coromandel offers a wonderful mix of international breakfast and brunch options just a five minute walk from piazza Navona. On Mondays-Fridays, food is available until 15, and alongside breakfast and brunch you can also order from the daily lunch menu. Saturdays and Sundays is the time for a lazy breakfast or brunch from 9-16.

While Coromandel’s interiors are a charming mix of English whimsy and Parisian chic, expect a yummy, transatlantic mix of breakfast and brunch options, while the lunch menu has a wholly Italian spirit infused with European influence.

The brainchild of Katia Minniti, Coromandel Restaurant has rightly become a legend for serving one of the best brunches in Rome, featuring gooey eggs Benedict, pancakes with maple syrup and chocolate spread, omelettes and sausages and sides of avocado and fruit – plus much more.

Where: Coromandel | Via di Monte Giordano, 60/61 | Roma | +39 06 6880 2461
Brunch prices: A la carte
What’s included: American and international breakfast options

Brunch in Rome: Le Serre by ViVi

If you’ve spent any time in Rome, you will have doubtlessly come across the charming ViVi Bistrot cafes, of which there are now five in the Eternal City. From an oasis of green in Villa Pamphili, to the smart people watching location in Piazza Navona, they are a safe bet for coffee, brunch in Rome, lunch and aperitivo any time of year.

The opening of Le Serre by ViVi added to the ViVi family. Le Serre, housed in a custom-built greenhouse in the Monte Mario area of town, also boasts a green garden with a lovely boho vibe. Currently open from 9-18, Le Serre is the perfect place for breakfast, brunch, lunch, light bites and even a cheeky afternoon cocktail. It’s one of the few places where brunch is served every single day, so you have no excuse not to try it out!

While you can just pop in for a quick breakfast, combining a coffee with a freshly made pastry, we recommend the brunch formulas. These currently comprise menu Gelsomino, offering scrambled eggs, homemade muesli with organic yoghurt, apple and walnut cake and Americano coffee for €20.

Or plump for the Ortensia menu, combining spicy hummus with pita; salmon and avocado gourmet sandwich; homemade muesli and yoghurt; apple crumble and Americano coffee for €23. The Narciso menu, meanwhile, combines poached eggs, a pan of portobello mushrooms, brownies with cream and a caffe Americano for €25. Vegan options are available and the philosphy is farm-to-table, organic and homemade!

Where: Le Serre by ViVi | Via Decio Filipponi, 1| Rome|Tel +39 06 6821 5459
Brunch prices: From €20
What’s included: Organic, homemade deliciousness!

Le Serre ViVi brunch

Breakfast at Humus Bistrot in Monti

Humus Bistrot in Monti is blessed with one of the neighbourhood’s cutest rooftop spaces, which is accessible all year round thanks to some clever winter heating. The current breakfast formula, available 8 am until 12 noon, is also a star attraction!

Served on the panoramic terrace, continental breakfast includes coffee, tea, homemade bread, cornetti and croissants, cakes and savoury tarts, toast, butter, jam, bacon and eggs, charcuterie, cheese, yoghurt, cereals, fruit juice and more,for the fixed price of €15. Book to avoid disappointment.

Where: Humus Bistro | Via Madonna dei Monti 109 | Rome | Tel 348 807 7168
Breakfast price: €15
What’s included: Full Continental breakfast

Brunch at Camillo in Piazza Navona

Old-school Piazza Navona restaurant Camillo got a much-needed overhaul this year, as the young heirs of this historic eatery decided to make a place which is not only refreshingly casual but also decidedly affordable.

This restaurant – which has been serving customers since 1890, no less – ditched table service, old-fashioned Roman fare and touristy prices to create something fresh and fun, open every day from 11.30 until 18. The result is a hole-in-the-wall counter where you order food and drinks, taking a table with your group to enjoy those unmissable views of Piazza Navona.

Brunch is served on Sundays, adding eggs and pancakes to a daily menu which also features avocado toast and ramen. All at competitive Camillo prices! You can also order the usual, keenly- priced cocktails, which start at €6. I’m not judging you!

Where: Camillo a Piazza Navona da 1890 | Piazza Navona 79 | Rome | Tel
06 5655 8161
Brunch price: A la carte
Snacks included: Everything from eggs to pancakes and avocado toast.

Brunch at Hotel Eden in Rome

Currently served between 12.30 and 15.00 at weekends, the Hotel Eden brunch is a glorious journey through savoury and sweet tastes across a refined and varied menu. It is served in the hotel’s Il Giardino restaurant.

The Hotel Eden brunch price is €90 per person, without wine, for a generous meal which will keep you going all day!

The Hotel Eden brunch kicks off with a generous spread of appetizers, so you can try a bit of everything – and it’s quite a spread! It is usually curated around an Italian region, which at time of writing is Tuscany.

After the generous antipasti course, two first courses and a second course follow as part of the Hotel Eden brunch. Followed by a selection of desserts, this is really an Italian lunch where you need to bring your appetite!

Where: Hotel Eden | Via Ludovisi 49 | Rome | Tel 39 06 4781 2752
Brunch price: €90 per person, without wine
What’s included: A vast tasting menu of sweet and savoury options

Breakfast at Proloco Trastevere

Proloco Trastevere, which launched right at the end of 2018, is a cosy, multi-level venue on the quiet side of Trastevere.

Under current regulations, it’s open from 8.30 until 18, offering an extremely well-priced breakfast to kick things off. Available all week long, breakfast items include pancakes (€4), eggs with crunchy guanciale (€6.50), omelette and toast and jam (€3.50). There’s a good range of coffee, teas and juices too.

Proloco Trastevere also serves a magnificent farmer’s lunch on Sundays, (click for more info) a fixed-price affair which is a wonderful introduction to the Proloco Lazio restaurant philosophy. Served throughout the cool months of the year, it’s a great idea when visiting Rome in winter or early spring.

Priced at €25 for three courses plus water (other drinks excluded), it’s a great way to get to know the Proloco way, digging into some smashing ‘DOL’ Lazio ingredients and Roman recipes.

Where: Proloco Trastevere | Via Goffredo Mameli 23 | Tel 0039 0645596137
Breakfast prices: A la carte
What’s included: Sweet and savoury options

Treefolks Trastevere gastropub in Rome

Breakfast or brunch at Treefolks Public House in Trastevere

Treefolks Public House in Trastevere, the first British gastropub in Rome, is a cosy, woodlined venue which is a dead ringer for a traditional English pub.

While the bar usually opens from 18.00 on weekdays, Sundays are different, when a morning brunch is offered in winter months. With food served from 11.30 through 15.00, the brunch includes English & American breakfast options, a main and a sweet course, all served for a fixed price of €25 per person. Plan to book your place as this can get busy. For an optimal hangover cure, don’t forget to add in a Bloody Mary!

Where: Treefolks Public House | Viale di Trastevere, 192 | Rome | Tel 06 8765 6024
Brunch prices: From €25
What that includes: Four course served brunch

Breakfast at Biffi in Garbatella

Biffi is an all-day cafe and bar with cool in its DNA. We loved it for breakfast and lunch anyway, and now you have no excuse not to make at early date in Garbatella. This is a great place for people watching the local cool crowd and enjoying a well-mixed drink at this shabby-chic pavement cafe. Breakfast is a casual affair with coffee, cornetti and freshly squeezed juices, but that’s just how we like it!

Where: Biffi | Piazza Eugenio Biffi, 11 | Rome | Tel 06 5143 5360
Breakfast prices: A la carte
What’s included: Choose from fresh cornetti and juices to coffee and more.

Breakfast brunch in Rome

Breakfast at Ciampini Cafe in Prati

Ciampini Cafe in a grand-style cafe in Rome, with various locations. We love Ciampini Cafe in Prati for its huge outdoor terrace, seating up to 50 guests in the fresh air. All the food is made by Ciampini’s master bakers and pastry chefs, and there are freshly squeezed juices and good coffee available (as well as cocktails and spritzes!) Come for a quality breakfast of cornetti, cakes, biscuits, savoury snacks and sandwiches. Whether you have just a few minutes or a bit more time, it’s always a good option, 7 days a week.

Where: Ciampini Cafe Prati | Piazza Cola di Rienzo, 87 | Rome
Breakfast prices: A la carte
What’s included: European breakfast options

Brunch in Rome: Dram Boat

Dram Boat on the river Tiber, close to piazza del Popolo, was one of the revelations of Rome’s cocktail and jazz scene when it opened early in 2020.

The project is the brainchild of Omar Ghoneim, jazz-loving owner of the city’s historic Gregory’s Jazz Club, who has riffed on river lounging in the past with his successful summer pop-up, Gregory’s by the River.

Dram boat, a permanent fixture moored along the Tiber’s tow-path, is many things: a live jazz venue and dance club; a bar specialising in whisky, with 160 different labels; and an easy eatery. Throughout the cooler months Dram serves a Sunday brunch from 12 until 17, where you can dine from a specially crafted menu alongside live music. Food ranges from poke bowls to sushi, salads and pasta as well as mouth-watering desserts. to Book to avoid disappointment!

Where: Dram Boat | Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia | Rome | Tel 3516457888
Brunch price: A la carte
What’s included: International and Italian brunch and lunch options

Brunch at Mediterraneo Maxxi

Mediterraneo Restaurant and Garden, at Rome’s MAXXI contemporary art gallery, is one of the coolest brunch spots in Rome. Mediterraneo occupies a green, outdoors courtyard in the grounds of MAXXI, as well as an ample dining hall built round a well-stocked bar.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 12 noon through until 2 pm, it focuses on lunch, dinner and drinks, and has been spaciously designed with public health in mind. Sunday brunch includes everything from savoury and sweet crepes to healthy Acai bowls. The international theme includes club and pastrami sandwiches, pancakes, eggs and more.

Where: Mediterraneo Maxxi| Via Guido Reni 4/A | Rome | Tel +39 391 7053069
Brunch prices: A la carte
What’s included: Pancakes, crepes, eggs, fruit bowls, club sandwiches and more.

Breakfast at Bakery House

Bakery House is an all-day breakfast and brunch place with an incredible eye for quality. It has 4 restaurants in Rome and another in Turin. My only complaint is that none of the stores are in Central Rome, but are located in Corso Trieste, Ponte Milvio, EUR and Ostia.

Still, if these neighbourhoods work for you, this is an unmissable American breakfast spot serving pancakes, waffles, eggs Benedict, healthy bowls and more at competitive prices. Don’t miss the cupcakes!

Where: Bakery House | Multiple locations| Rome
Brunch prices: A la carte
What’s included: Pancakes, waffles, eggs, fruit bowls, club sandwiches and more.

Brunch in Rome: the best places for breakfast in Rome, including prices and opening times
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