Rome, and most European cities, have very charming sidewalk coffee bars and cafes. Locals use them a lot. On our very first trip to Europe in 1993 we decided we would become a local. Along the Via Veneto is a famous place called the Cafe de Paris. It’s a small coffee and snack place with a stand-up coffee bar and cute tables along the Veneto that’s been in many Italian movies over the last century. Good looking pastries and authentic Italian coffee, including espresso. We wonder in trying not to look like tourists, and point out 2 pasties for our pleasure. And we order 2 cappucinos to wash them down with. Can’t quite get into the espresso habit just yet.
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