Cafes >Caffe Roma
385 Broome St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.720425 -73.996713
Mon-Tue 9am-6pm; Wed-Thu, Sun 8am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8am-12pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Little Italy
Old School Little Italy Coffee House – By far my favorite place for coffee in NYC! I love the CR's cappuccino's better than Starbucks, Hands down. My friend recommended this place to me when I moved into the neighborhood for the Cannoli's, it was the best I've ever had, EVER. When I need to get out of my Apt I go to Caffe Roma for an Iced Cappuccino and the Free Wifi (wifi is better on the weekdays, it gets very busy on the weekends).
I've found the service to be exceptional. The staff is very friendly, and a pleasure to deal with, they make me feel at home when ever I'm there.
Overall, the best Caffe in Little Italy, not a tourist trap like most places in the area. Considering their location, and quality of the desserts and drinks, I think it is a great value.
They have been there for over 120 years, they must be doing something right!
NYU Student's Favorite – I have never tasted more AMAZING pignoli cookies than the ones they make, and the almond cappuccino that I ordered was perfect. The atmosphere, which is charming and reminiscent of a European cafe, provided a perfect setting to escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Manhattan.
This is and will always be my go-to place in Little Italy.
love cannoli's – OMG!! the chocholate cannoli was the best.
My friend had the regular also really good.
We went in after looking at some other places down the block. (one of the locals told us to go to the Caffe Roma)These cannoli's were large, filled to the brim, the best price and tasted awesome.
We will be back.
cannoli heaven – I stumbled up this charming cafe about two months after I moved into the Little Italy neighborhood. I have been a regular since.
The cakes are made everyday and the pignoli cookies are the best I have ever had. On one recent visit I was having my morning coffe when tray after tray of freshly baked goodies started rolling out of the bakery.
The atmosphere is fabulous and relaxed.You feel like you have stepped into a a real espresso bar in Rome. I often spend an hour or so in the morning sipping fresh brewed coffe while using the Free wifi.
I love to come with my friends and often have coffe after class with my study group. I never feel rushed in fact the regular waitress
has gotten to know me and ofter offers us our favorite window table.
Great place for NYU students! I brought my parents here after dinner in Chinatown and they loved it. The place was packed.
check it out! a real find.
change some workes – i will not go back to this place again the coffee is allright the cakes are good but the place could be cleaner the bathroom not nice but there is a man that works in there he is just dirty I saw him blow his nose did not wash his hands and came to help me ask him to wear gloves and he look at me like what i want back a few days later talk to a women there said would take care of it man is stiil there so dont they care of ther place dirty very dirty
not a nice place to visit – i just moved across the street from roma the waitress there are the nasties girls i ever met the young one tan with black hair she be let go her atittude is so bad the words that come out of her mouth not good at all i been there afew times but the topper was the guy who makes the coffe who was blowing his nose behind the bar didnt wash his hands and come to serve me and didnt have a glove on really the owner should clean up the place replace some workers and maybe he has a to have a good place again ps the bakers are very dirty try to make them clean up a little or keep them in the back
Wow, how does this place stay in business?! – I'm not surprised to see that this place has gotten bad reviews. As visitors in town, our experience there yesterday was terrible. As we were walking around, trying to find a place that served gelato, we came upon their outdoor station in front of the restaurant. Tired and ready to relax with with some gelato, we accepted the high $4 price for a single scoop sugar cone after the server warned us of the price and made sure we wanted one. Obviously, I wasn't even entertaining the idea of tipping anything for two overpriced $4 gelato cones, so maybe they didn't like that. Anyway, I proceeded to sit down at one of the 4-5 empty outside tables. A waitress came up and told us we could not sit there. Granted, there was a sign on the table stating "Only Table Service, no outside food or drink." Ok, I can understand if the place was packed and patrons were waiting for tables, but come on, no one was there except for a couple of people inside! If anything, we would be doing them a favor to sit outside, maybe they would get some business. I tried to tell her we were only staying to finish our gelato, but she insisted we had to leave. Imagine, we just bought THEIR gelato, and wanted to take a break in THEIR chairs, but that was not allowed. As we were quite insulted, we didn't back off. We proceeded inside hoping to find management to speak to. The poor guy behind the counter began to hear our story when a quite aggravated lady comes storming in saying, "What seems to be the problem?" My girlfriend proceeded to calmly explain their policy didn't make any sense. The "manager", who was rude from the onset, stated she had trained the guy outside to let people know they would not be able to sit there if they were only getting a gelato and she knew he told us (which he had not). After much back and forth between us and the "manager", we knew it was going no where. Out of frustration, my girlfriend smashed her gelato cone on the counter and stormed out while the "manager" yelled she was calling the police. I was a bit shocked that she did that, especially since she is the more calm of the two...anyway, I walked out after her and did finish my melting gelato haha.
Sorry for the long review, we were so frustrated with their reaction that we might have stooped down to their level, but it's nice to know they had somebody that gave them a little attitude back (and a mess to clean up).
Walk a block or two, I'm sure you may find better service if you want gelato in Little Italy. This business gives Little Italy a bad name and enforces the "cold and rude" New York stereotype that outsiders have heard (we had a great experience at our hotel and other restaurants so I know it's not completely true).
All in all, two thumbs WAY down for Caffe Roma!
Old style – Very old ny...... tile floors to tin ceiling. Service is ok.......cash only. Pastries are average. I would go again for the old nyc style
A place you can return too – I thought the place was fanatastic. But most importnatly was the beautiful Domenican girl who served us. She was on point and knew how to treat her customers right. And then the hot latino who makes the cappucino. Ai Papi, break me off a piece of dat!! I've been back for more and more.
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