Kosher Bistrot Caffe

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    ( 7 reviews )

Via di Santa Maria del Pianto 68, Rome, Italy

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small cafe offering small plates (aperitivo), coffee, and cakes in a very cozy atmosphere. Food is presented in glass case display. Cakes and coffee are soy milk and plant margarine based. Staff is able to explain about the food ingredients. Has Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Italian, Beer/Wine, Kosher, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by Topinambur

Ok option if you're in the area - Edit

This place doesn't specialise in veggie/vegan food and nothing on the menu is labelled as such. But if you ask the staff they'll point out a few options. We had risotto (1 pumpkin, 1 zucchini) and a salad. They were ok, but pretty pricey. There aren't many good options near the Capital, so it was handy, but I would definitely not go out of my way to come here.

Pros: A few vegan options.

Cons: Food is nothing special.

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Nice Dessert - Edit

The people at Kosher Bistrot were quite knowledgeable and knew exactly which items on their menu were vegan. Both my boyfriend and I opted for pasta dishes which were decent but not quite filling. I did, however, have a vegan vanilla mousse with vegan whipped cream for dessert which was quite impressive. However, since Kosher Bistrot was quite expensive, we decided not to go back again and explored other options during the rest of our stay.

Pros: Nice dessert, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: Expensive, Small portions

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lots of options - Edit

At least 5 appetisers, 4 first courses and a few salads are vegan. Menu in English so easy to choose and staff knew what vegan meant. Also lots of labelled gluten free options.

Pros: options, outdoor seating

Cons: not the friendliest service

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Great hot chocolate - Edit

Popped in one evening, just for hot chocolate. Seats are mostly outside and a few stools inside. We didn't eat there (it seemed mostly small plates of stuff, but they pointed to quite a few that were vegan). The hot chocolate (thick, custardy and with cream on top) was really lovely.
It's worth a wander around the Jewish quarter, there were some fast food places with quite a few things labelled vegan as well.

Pros: Friendly staff , Really great hot chocolate

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Kosher rules - Edit

You have to realize that kosher means to keep milk products away from meat ones. So while there is no milk dairy, most kosher baked goods have eggs. They don't even count fish as "meat," so they sometimes serve fish in "vegetarian" kosher places. If you don't speak Italian, just be careful.

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eggs... - Edit

Ho preso una cioccolata calda con panna vegetale ma non ho trovato dolci vegan, in tutti c'erano uova o miele. Forse per il pranzo ci sono più opzioni.

I had a chocolate with whipped cream but the sweets was with eggs or honey (no milk). Maybe more options for lunch.

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  Contributions +16

Best coffee in the Ghetto & amazing vegan desserts - Edit

I recently spend a week in Rome and went back to Kosher Bistrot many times! Since the first visit in this cosy Bistrot in the middle of the Jewish Ghetto I felt very welcome and the staff was friendly and helpful and was able to explain in English all the different dishes they have on the menu.
One night I had dinner here and I was very satisfied with the different vegan options they could offer. Most of the days I enjoyed a good coffee and dessert. My favorite cake was their homemade almond pie which is served with vegan whipped cream, but all the dessert looks amazing. They are all vegan and made of soy milk and plant based margarine. If you ask for a cappuccino you can be sure it is soy milk as well. In my opinion they serve some of the best coffee I have tasted in Rome!
One more thing that I really enjoyed is the great location on the corner of the Piazza and you can choose to sit in shade or sun out side or you can sit inside on some high bar chairs. Service from the waitresses is fast.
I also appretiated the free wifi which is working great. Next time I go to Rome I will definitely come back!
Updated from previous review on Monday September 23, 2013

Pros: Wifi, Vegan Cakes, Friendly Atmosphere

Cons: Serves meat, Kosher oriented, not all vegan, Not open before 11am

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