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“Good selection of spirits, but way too expensive”
Review of Barnum Cafe

Barnum Cafe
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Ranked #475 of 13,746 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours
Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Description: Barnum is a Café, Restaurant & Cocktail bar. By daytime, a cozy coffee shop serving delicious Cappuccinos, fresh juices, and home made pastries. Our kitchen is open for beakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving fresh and seasonal food from Italian classics to international specialities with vegetarian options. And by night time, a craft cocktail bar, mixing cocktails for you from aperitivo to nightcaps, as well as artisianal beer and regional wine.
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Went there for after dinner drinks, the place looks nice and with a dive bar vibe, but 13€ for a gin & tonic with Gin Mare is way too much.
The bartender maintains his clients demand quick service and that is why they usually prepare the drinks plain (my G&T didn't have lemon, lime, or any decoration), but then I wonder where the 13€ price tag comes from... Gin Mare is not an ultra high-end gin.

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Thank Giovanni B
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BarnumCafe, Direttore at Barnum Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Hi Giovanni B, the price of Gin Mare in our bar is the average price of Gin Mare in Italy a serving of 2oz(60ml), we serve it with a premium tonic Fever tree and no straw. We do not garnish any of our G&T not because we try to quickly serve a high demand but because we treat G&T with a purist approach. Any garnish masks or changes the flavour of the premium Gin, so you cannot taste it the way the creators intended it to taste, they did work hard to strike a beatiful balance.

Anyway, hope to see you soon for a Premium Gin Mare with tonic of your choice, and your favorite garnish!

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here every morning we could while in Rome. Their croissants are wonderful and their coffee is top notch. I couldn't get enough iced cappuccinos!

Thank Krista K
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

During our trip to Rome, we visited several caffes but the one, where we were coming back everytime, was Barnum Cafe. They offer delicious dishes throughout the day (especially breakfast is yummy) and mix refreshing drinks. If you thought this is all, it is not, they serve one of the best coffees in Rome, also the stuff is unbelievably cool. Wanna come back... and enjoy the atmosphere in Barnum Cafe. Frankly, I have not noticed anything disturbing, hence 5*.

1  Thank Andy S
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

The strategy of this cocktail bar is to offer great cocktails at a price that is reasonable. This is coupled with an atmosphere that is casual without pretense (think Old Fashioned Bar - Barcelona). We have been fortunate to frequent craft cocktail bars in many different cities and in different countries and Manuel crafts his cocktails with care and pride and they are hands down the best. So, you don't have to call in advance nor do you need a secret code or go through a secret entrance (remember their strategy). I am not opposed to any of that but given the choice for great drinks minus the extra work to get it I will take the great drinks. When in Rome we will be back and try their Barnum burger.

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Thank wrmomxg
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Hands down the best place to have breakfast, lunch or aperitivo in Roma!! The barista there made us delicious cappuccinos (finally someone who doesn't burn the milk!!) and cute latte art! The whole staff was friendly and there was a generally good atmosphere in that cafe. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Rome! Also surprisingly the staff speaks very good English! Really cool place and amazing food!

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