Coromandel. At a stone's throw from Piazza Navona the right place for a relaxed breakfast

Coromandel is a small venue at a stone's throw from Piazza Navona in Rome. It's the ideal place if you are looking for a rich and tasty breakfast in an intimate and welcoming environment.
As soon as I enter, a table filled with delicacies whets my appetite. I would eat everything, but a diet, and etiquette, dictate a certain restraint, so I order, against my will, a dark cappuccino with a slice of apple cake that has just come out of the oven.
If apple cake and croissants are too classic for your tastes, you will undoubtedly find what you are looking for in the very gluttonous buffet that is on offer; for example dark jam tart, orange cake, chocolate cookies, fruit of the forest crumble or the carrot and ginger cake.
Such a varied breakfast buffet, in a city like Rome where one rarely finds anything other than cornetti, is enough to make the visit worthwhile.
If you are not satisfied with the buffet's cakes and are difficult to please, no problem; you can increase your choice by looking at the morning à la carte menu.
You will find old-fashioned must have items, such as "Bread, butter and jam" and house specials, like "Bread and Coromandella", Gianduja cream according to Coromandel.
If you prefer an international touch, you will be satisfied because Coromandel also offers French options such as pain au chocolat and croissant tout beurre.
The owner and soul of the venue, who originates from the Valle d'Aosta region  and is called Katia Minniti, has a vast experience in the world of fashion and she decided to call her venue with the name of her favourite scent, the Chanel essence she wears every day.
Her dream was to create a welcoming place that made guests feels as if they were at home and it seems to have worked. Internationality, taste and beauty are the code of Coromandel.
The venue's style is charming.
The tables with glass tops that rest on antique playing cards are original and fun. The 3D posters hanging on the walls and the English chinaware contribute towards creating a striking atmosphere.
 Coromandel, which opened in June 2012, is a winning mixture between charm, passion and fantasy; fantasy especially of the person who manages the kitchen: the Chef Ornella De Felice, who is helped by Edoardo Fortunato and by the young Simone Camignani.
A trio that's at work from 8.30 a.m. till the evening at 11.00 p.m.
Aside from the breakfast, Coromandel serves brunch, lunch, snacks, aperitif and it prepares dinner, to use Katia Minniti's words, "an essential cuisine with simple reinterpretations".
A gastronomic sitting room that must be tried by those who love simplicity.

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