Friday 31 October | 2014

 Rome
A staggering 200,000 people visit Rome every day. It hardly feels like it though, with everyone spread out among numerous attractions on what is probably the longest sightseeing list of any city in the world. For just an hour we tear ourselves away from the overwhelmingly beautiful churches, palaces, monuments, squares, notable buildings, and of course the incredible colosseum, to go to Bakery House – a popular brunch spot with locals and expats alike.

Bakery House
Bakery House is a social place, with lots of tables and chairs crammed into an otherwise small café. With the local university just a few blocks away, the atmosphere is young and lively, thanks to flocks of students dropping in to meet friends for coffee and cake during study breaks.

Bakery House
If your textbook days are behind you, self entertainment is easy with iPads lining the back wall. You can also play a game of spot the expat – a few have arrived today on their pilgrimage to find real American pancakes and bagels in Italy.

Bakery House
The latte macchiato is Starbucks inspired, being served in a generous mug with a spoon. There is something really comforting about coffee in a mug, and this one is milky and smooth, contrasting the sharpness of the Mokasirs cappuccino.

Bakery House
While most berries are currently out of season, Bakery House has found a stash that are still plump and juicy and sweet. Here they compliment the buttery, nut-free granola, served with lots of natural yoghurt in a tall milkshake glass. As the granola soaks up the yoghurt, it morphs into the decadent streusel or crumble topping found on many of our favourite desserts. Yum!

Bakery House
The gorgeous pancake stack features a cut out heart, fairytale dusting of icing sugar and more fresh berries. Alone they are light and fluffy to eat, and very much like the iconic McDonalds pancakes, but here at Bakery House you can take them to the next level with miniature jugs of melted dark chocolate and maple syrup.

Bakery House
Ordinarily berries would be out of place with a savoury eggs benedict, except here the homemade hollandaise has been slightly sweetened, which brings out the light lemon flavour. The poppy seed bagel is soft (cue the American debate on this) but the ham is Italian and eggs perfectly poached. Speaking of bagels – Bakery House has a great range of filled bagels for lunch (see the menu below).

Bakery House
The staff wear cute trillby hats that match their aprons, and stand between the candy coloured walls and supersized cake cabinet. Here stands a selection of America’s greatest hits: donuts, carrot cake, blueberry muffins, cheesecake, whoopie cakes, cinnamon scrolls, toll house cookies, and of course cupcakes.

Bakery House
Cupcakes are the quintessential American treat, and today Bakery House spoils us with seven different varieties, including the must-try red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

Bakery House
Bakery House is great and all, but honestly – and I take off my brunch blogger hat here – tourists should not be brunching in Rome. If you wake up hungry after dinner the night before, then you have done something horribly wrong. Instead, sleep in and then head to Pizzarium, a divine little hole-in-the-wall pizza shop by Gabriele Bonci; join the priests for handmade pasta and flame grilled steaks at L’Isola della Pizza (both near the Vatican); or get involved with the renowned tiramisu at Pompi (Metro Re di Roma).

One for the students and sweet toothed.

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See the breakfast, brunch and bagel menus here:

Bakery House Breakfast MenuBakery_House_Brunch_Menu Bakery House Bagel Menu

Bakery House
Corso Trieste 157 b/c
00198 Rome
Italy

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