Coromandel, located just around the corner from Piazza Navona, just might be the prettiest spot to have a meal in town. From the brass door handle to bone-handled cutlery to the delicate Limoges-style plates and cups, it is an elegant design delight.
And the food is extraordinarily delicious. For breakfast, there are set, sweet and salty menus to choose from, or an a la carte menu.
The table filled with pastries and breakfast cake is difficult to resist. We sampled scrambled eggs and crispy guanciale, light-as-air popovers with melted cheese and prosciutto cotto. There is a croissant that met with French approval (and much discussion of the qualities and merits of French versus Italian butter).
To drink on a hot Roman morning there is iced coffee with almond milk, and made-to-order juices with a healthy zing of ginger.