Cozily nestled in a wall just steps from the Italian Senate is Sant'Eustachio, a little café that has been serving world-renowned coffee since the 1930s. Their water supply comes from an aqueduct built in 19 BC, and they claim this water to be a crucial element of their brew.
Every day, from early morning to late at night, hundreds of coffee-lovers (both Romans and tourists alike) enjoy Sant'Eustachio's unique blend, which seems to be served with unparalleled efficiency.
Like many fixtures in Rome, even this coffee shop is linked to Catholic lore. Its name recalls the legend of Saint Eustice, a pagan soldier who converted to Christianity after seeing a cross appear between the antlers of a beautiful stag as he was about to shoot it. Thus, the café's symbol is a stag's head topped with a floating cross. Sound familiar? The same image can be found on the bottles of Jägermeister liqueur!