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Ex Circus

#3,052 of 10,164 Restaurants in Rome
$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
Via della Vetrina 15, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 9761 9258
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“aperol spritz” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via della Vetrina 15, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend Ex-Circus enough. I have been coming here nearly daily since discovering this place. The tables and couches are so comfy, you won't ever want to return to the outside world. Plus, the cappuccinos are delicious and the staff is so, so friendly....More

Thank Hippospit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the best place for brunch in all of Rome. And, it's also the best place for coffee, a dessert, lunch and dinner. The best music - really intimate atmosphere - the only place of its kind in Rome. The food is delicious. The cappuccinos...More

Thank djfeathers70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday breakfast as pancakes are available only on Sundays. Arrived at the table stale, dry, leaden and appeared to have been reheated for about 10 seconds in microwave, so were slightly above stone cold in temperature. Really, how hard is it to cook...More

1  Thank JezMelb
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying next door and popped in for a quick pre dinner drink. Groovy little place, very friendly staff, good service. I’d go back again.

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Circus on a Friday afternoon when I needed a quiet place to do some work on my laptop, and I was amazed by how nice an environment it is to work in - a real rarity in central Rome. Free WiFi if you...More

1  Thank Arianna T
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This shabby place is easy to miss when not open - and don't expect them to open right on time. But once they are open, it is a nice place to sit and work a bit, or chill on the couches. They have a wide...More

Thank Lodewijk G
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant walking through Rome old town next to the Tiber river and decided to take the brunch option. It was amazing, homemade food, typical Italian desserts, top choice! The owner is really kind with the customers

Thank Próspero B
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I love cafè circus because of the great vibes. If you are looking for a place to sit with your laptop in downtown look no further! Great wifi, awesome chai tea and music like Nahko Bear & Trevor Hall. In Rome!! 5 stars plus.

Thank Virginia V
Cami62, Proprietario at Ex Circus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thanks Virginia ... it was a pleasure to have you at Circus! Even more that you enjoyed the music 🙏

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this place attracted by low price of Aperol Spritz (3€) and also took a peace of chocholate chake which was OK (supprise was that it wos served warm)... Nice ambient!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

On our last day we found this spot. Wish we'd have found it sooner. 16 euro buffet with sweet, savory, juice and espresso beverage. Great atmosphere with book / music theme and relaxing music playing. Ruby the dog visiting tables made it feel like we...More

1  Thank Quonmisc
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
Cafe, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Vetrina 15, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Neighbourhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
  • Phone Number: +39 06 9761 9258
  • E-mail
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