Roman Aroma Cafe is an Italian Cafe at Redondo Beach, California featuring Italian gelato, desserts and some savoury items. Italian owner Francesco notes, “From the moment I arrived in California, I noticed that coffee shops were completely different from the ones in Italy.”
The first time I visited was because of a 50% off Groupon that my brother bought. We enjoyed the gelato and tiramisu that we decided to come back for a second visit.
The interior is very modern and white with glass walls to bring natural light – a perfect setting for lifestyle bloggers. There’s relatively few seating (~15 people) so be sure to come during off-peak hours if you want to sit in.
– Gelato – their gelato comes from Italy and they regularly change the flavours based on availability. My favorites were the pistachio and ube. The pistachio had the roasted taste and a real pistachio taste. The ube (purple yam) was interesting to see being offered because it’s a Filipino flavour. Since I’m from the Philippines, I definitely had to try it!
– Chocolate Mousse Cake – a very decadent cake. I loved the fact that it was very rich, but not sweet. It goes perfectly well with an espresso drink.
– Cannoli – this is another type of cannoli due to a different shell. I actually quite enjoyed this shell as it resembled a very flaky pastry, like a croissant. The filling was just right for me – creamy and not overly sweet.
– Tiramisu – a really good tiramisu, though it was missing the lady fingers.
– Espresso — Marocchino
Disclaimer: Although the some of the food was complimentary, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the companies.
Roman Aroma Cafe
903 North Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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