28 Sep '17, 1pm
Bending Tradition At Faro – Luminari Del Caffè In Rome https://t.co/qHgaLjeClj
They opened last December in a space with a large shared table that does nothing to remind one of the old cafes of Via Veneto, the fancy Avenue portrayed in Italian films like La Dolce Vita in which the story revolves around a decadent Roman society at the end of the ‘50s. Faro is a little bit far from the main buzzing spots in town, but it is still in a central location and is in the natural path of pedestrians. “We loved this area. It’s not as vibrant as other streets but it has a good balance among tourists, residents, and workers since it’s surrounded by many offices. Besides that, we are open on the weekends, where everything else is closed and this has made us a reference point for many people,” says Fociani. When I visited, down-to-earth customers and baristas greeted one another like old friends, with whole families—kids included—coming for breakfast.