Tazza d’Oro Coffee Near the Pantheon

coffee granita in front of the pantheon in Rome

Updated: April 2024

Tazza d’Oro near the Pantheon has always had a special place in my coffee-loving heart. In addition to the incredible location, the old school coffee bar makes a mean granita di caffe. 

Exterior of Tazza d'oro coffee bar in Rome

Tazza d’Oro (Golden Cup) opened in a building next to the Pantheon in 1946. More than a simple coffee bar, this is a torrefazione – meaning they roast their own coffee to create blends that are unique to their store alone. 

interior of Tazza d'oro caffe in Rome

It is often paired up against Sant’Eustachio for the best coffee in the area, but I can promise you that Tazza d’Oro is better.  Tazza d’Oro is also literally around the corner for the Pantheon, and the view when you approach the monument from this small street is unforgettable.

View of the Pantheon down a Roman street

The smell of dark, roasted coffee hits you as soon as you walk through the doors. In fact, the roasting machines are the first thing you see as you enter the long coffee shop. You can find plenty of coffee available to purchase along the shelves, but you can also skip all of this and simply walk directly up to cash register. 

At Tazza d’Oro, you need to pay first before you order. That means knowing what you want and then taking the receipt you are given up to the coffee bar to be served.

And what you want at Tazza d’Oro is the granita di caffè.

granita di caffe iced coffee with whipped cream at tazza d'oro in rome

This iced coffee treat is essentially frozen coffee which is scraped and broken into an icy slushy consistency and served layered between fresh whipped cream. 

The result is the thing that coffee dreams are made up, with the pleasing bitterness of the granita cut by the light sweetness of the cream. (Of course, you can order this “senza panna” – without cream – if you prefer). 

tazza d'oro caffe in Rome with the Pantheon visible in the background

The granita di caffè at Tazza d’Oro is always served in a plastic cup, which is disappointing with an environmental viewpoint.

However, the portable nature of the container means that you can, and should, take your granita di caffè to go. 

The only thing that tastes better than granita di caffè is that same coffee granita savored right in front of the Pantheon. Especially now that you have to wait so long in line to enter the building, or book your tickets ahead of time!

coffee granita with cream in front of the Pantheon

Tazza d’Oro

Via degli Orfani, 84
Rome, Italy (Centro Storico)

Open: Monday – Saturday 7 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10:30 am – 7:15 pm.

14 thoughts on “Tazza d’Oro Coffee Near the Pantheon

  1. Brenda says:

    Omg I can not wait to try this ! We will be in Rome at the end of month! Thank you for your beautiful blog/website love it.

  2. Sherrie says:

    Are there any typical Italian rules as to when a granita can be ordered/drank….like no cappuccino after 11:00 am-ish? Non voglio fare una brutta figura!

  3. Carolyn says:

    we are visiting in June and staying directly across from the Pantheon – so can’t wait to visit this coffee shop!! Love this site!

  4. Anthony Lavisher says:

    My favourite place for an espresso whenever I am in Rome – and now I need to try their granita di caffè 🙂 I also love using the self-service machine outside to stock up on my coffee supplies.

  5. Brad C. says:

    I love their coffee so much that I have it shipped to my home. We stay in the small hotel across the street and get at least two cups of coffee per day.

  6. Basilio_1 says:

    perhaps a bit late to reply on this, but be warned, at Tazza d’oro you can get screwed. Lately I have had a terrible tasting espresso and some years ago they made cappuccino with run through coffee. (where they had already made an espresso with)

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