Taszo Espresso Bar

Taszo Espresso Bar

Coffee Shop and Wine Bar$$$$
Washington Heights, New York
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  • It might be Memorial Day, but it looks like this place is open!
  • Zoe M.
    "Fantastic coffee and Balthazar pastries."(3 Tips)
    Kelly
    "Best coffee spot in Washington Heights."(2 Tips)
    Marques H.
    "Ample space at the community technology table and excellent wifi."(2 Tips)
    Jon N.
    "Coffee was great, and the kale omelette was fantastic!"(2 Tips)
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  • Lea C.
    Lea Ceasrine2 weeks ago
    Amazing options!
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JacobApril 15
    Cool spot but enforcing the no-laptops-till-2:30 rule when the place is empty makes zero sense.
  • Gabriel Q.
    Surprisingly good coffee spot in the Heights. Nice atmosphere and close to the subway station.
  • Rowan Q.
    Rowan QuirkJanuary 6
    This place is super cute with good vibes and coffee. But beware, if you are working on a laptop there is limited space and you're only allowed in the back. We we kicked out of the front.
  • Bogdan S.
    Bogdan SurduOctober 29, 2016
    Cozy place and good coffee
  • Alex B.
    Alex BeardOctober 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The place that sparked my love for cold brew. They also have great omelets, coffee drinks, and people.
  • Elliot S.
    Elliot SmithSeptember 11, 2016
    Great atmosphere and amazing coffee. Quirky and cool.
  • Eddie
    EddieSeptember 11, 2016
    Great food, service and comfortable environment with a friendly staff. Free wifi and a plug-in community table. A definite pitstop for locals. What more do you need?
  • Carlos J M.
    Carlos J MartinezAugust 12, 2016
    The very fresh organic coffee beans. Make sure to try the Cappuccino and eggs benedicts. 👌💪
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey MezrahiJune 11, 2016
    Bagels, specialty coffee drinks
  • Jon N.
    Jon N.April 29, 2016
    Coffee was great, and the kale omelette was fantastic!
  • basma z.
    basma zewarApril 19, 2016
    Strong latte, awesome hibiscus donut, great vibe
  • Scott K.
    Scott KApril 4, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    They see nothing wrong with opening all the windows in 38 degree weather. Coffee got cold quickly.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMarch 7, 2016
    Kale omelette was scrumptious. Nice place to relax and study and enjoy great food and hot drinks
  • Sibel A.
    Sibel AkcekayaMarch 5, 2016
    Warm atmosphere, good coffee
  • Scott K.
    Scott KJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    They've lowered the prices. The $3 large coffee is now $2.50.
  • Shanna N.
    Shanna NevelzJanuary 12, 2016
    Besides being a great cafe for reading, sipping lattes, and indulging in a Balthazar pastry, check the schedule to catch some talented local musicians, e.g. Brazilian jazz, with wine!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Coffee could be a little hotter. Unlike the café next door, though, the WiFi here actually works.
  • Michele I.
    Michele IveyDecember 23, 2015
    It's small but Cozy :-) A great spot to meet a friend, chat, knit and relax. A hidden gem !
  • Weston James B.
    Weston James BarkerDecember 17, 2015
    Good coffee, fast WiFi, great lunch (always something new to try). Just the neighborhood cafe Washington Heights deserves.
  • Coty
    CotyOctober 27, 2015
    Iced coffee, service, basically everything
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾July 28, 2015
    Decent coffee and a good pastry selection.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SpriggsJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee, friendly baristas. Laptops are segregated to a table in the back (as they should be).
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJune 16, 2015
    Tunisian owner opens Italian cafe in Dominican nabe. Local creatives add to the vibe. After 5pm is ideal for dates that sip wine from bottles and chat. Food is locally made. Wifi now moved to rear.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MeirzonApril 14, 2015
    Desserts and pastries ate quite good! Iced latte is also well done.
  • Sol L.
    Sol LiebeskindFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place! ❤️
  • Liva
    LivaFebruary 16, 2015
    Try the goat cheese panini if you want to grab a bite. Best seats are at the back of the press. People watch, plug your laptop and work to great music too
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PlaskoFebruary 16, 2015
    Great espresso drinks, cozy atmosphere, wifi, and good food!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonFebruary 1, 2015
    Quaint spot. Great vibe and pretty good coffee. Skip the macarons (the delicate sandwich cookie, not the coconut ones); they're actually soggy and petty terrible.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KamenJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Get The Works Bagel. Lox, onions, capers, tomato. Delicious.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    They've made the coffee self-service but the price is the same.
  • Brooks B.
    Brooks BergJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Best cold brew coffee... ever.
  • Victor R.
    Victor RomanOctober 25, 2014
    The staff is amazing. I have been coming here since day 1. Haitem takes good care of his customers.
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 5, 2014
    Best coffee spot in Washington Heights. Their cold brew is so good! Support small business owners!
  • Richard C.
    Richard CarterAugust 23, 2014
    The staff and owner are so nice and attentive to their customers. The food and ambience is great! They have live music occasionally. I love the place!
  • Joe S.
    Joe SheppardAugust 21, 2014
    More Down Under cafe culture than NYC hustle. Come to chill, read, hang out. Espresso, relaxed staff, retro beats, & separate laptop area all get thumbs up. The curbside seats out front get great sun!
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah SultanAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Espresso is not the greatest but Upper Manhattan sorely lacks cafés like this - meeting place, Balthazar pastries, lots of space. The owner is always running around!
  • Zoe M.
    Zoe MalliarosAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Outdoor express cart just saved my morning! Got a coffee and pre-bagged croissant in about a minute. Super quick when running late.
  • Toph A.
    Toph AllenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Their latte is great. Nice sandwiches. I love the computer area to work.
  • Zoe M.
    Zoe MalliarosAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Fantastic coffee and Balthazar pastries. Try the grilled paninis or the new smoked salmon bagel. Local owner, super friendly staff.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KamenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Chocolate croissant. Always the chocolate croissant.
  • L E.
    L ErskineJuly 26, 2014
    Live jazz Friday nights!
  • Mo F.
    Mo FJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The mushroom cheese and artichoke quiche is a delight!
  • Mo F.
    Mo FJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't get the wifi to work... But can always use planet fitness wifi from next door!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CJune 6, 2014
    Macarons!! Lovely staff, delicious food!!! A new gem!!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DelleceseMay 25, 2014
    The almond croissants = 👍
  • Toro A.
    Toro AdeyemiMay 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The salmon and spinach frittata is SO. GOOD. @ ToroComm for more~
  • Liam N.
    Liam NelliganApril 22, 2014
    So some guy who worked there was very rude to me after I bought I salad because I was using my computer in the wrong area. The place is as big as my apartment and they have designated work zone wtf?
  • Larry
    LarryMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    An expanded menu of sandwiches, salads, and macarons augments the existing selection of pastries!
  • JazzyOne B.
    JazzyOne BeMeMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Enjoy a glass of wine....
  • Cassie K.
    Cassie KetrickNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The wifi password is taszoespresso13
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    Although their espresso is rough around the edges, Taszo is a large, bright shop in an underserved neighborhood, with a separate back area for computer users.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    Beautiful friendly spot in Washington Heights, tucked away on a Broadway side street, Taszo serves Crop to Cup Coffee & has a separate wifi area plus a brightly lighted front area. Coffee needs work.
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Anna T.
    Anna TlustayaSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and amazing Latte!!
  • zarades
    zaradesSeptember 27, 2013
    Really good coffee. Much better than in any Starbucks..
  • Andre
    AndreSeptember 24, 2013
    Still the best coffee in northern manhattan
  • Heike B.
    Heike BachmannAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Music festival here with local artists today and tomorrow - wonderful ...
  • Larry
    LarryAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Now with pastries from Balthazar Bakery! French baked goodness up in the Heights!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoAugust 5, 2013
    Straightforward no frills coffee. Good place to get a few hours of work done
  • wesssssrod
    wesssssrodAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Support your local coffee shop!
  • Marques H.
    Marques HollieAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This might be my new favorite coffee shop. Wonderful vibe and design, friendly staff, and delicious drinks and food! Ample space at the community technology table and excellent wifi.
  • Heike B.
    Heike BachmannJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They now have also great healthy alternatives to coffee drinks .. Like pure coconut water ... Also iced :-)
  • Shavonne
    ShavonneJuly 9, 2013
    High hopes, but I was ultimately left disappointed. Coffee tasted yucky to me. Ridiculously over-priced for the smallest serving sizes I've ever seen. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff, nonetheless.
  • Nicholas E.
    Nicholas EstevezJuly 9, 2013
    Hey if you're in the neighborhood and want some over priced, small portioned, watered down crap then come here. You're better off going to dunkin donuts just around the corner.
  • Derek T.
    Derek TerrellJune 26, 2013
    Very knowledgeable staff. Great addition to the nabe.
  • Heike B.
    Heike BachmannJune 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced Americano on hot Summer Days gives you the strong coffee flavor while being refreshing!!
  • Larry
    LarryJune 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great, responsibly sourced coffee; friendly, no-attitude staff; warm vibe. A welcome oasis and benefit for the neighborhood. Support your local coffee shop!
  • Milton T.
    Milton TrachtmanJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Latte and raisin Danish. You're welcome!!!!
  • doug a.
    doug almondMay 21, 2013
    Great spot, great coffee, great atmosphere. And I like surfing guilt-free at the tech table in the back. An oasis!
  • Milton T.
    Milton TrachtmanMay 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is awesome! Great computer corner, amazing staff and out of this world coffee!!
  • Nic
    NicMay 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The owner is so sweet and takes time, effort, and care to make you a $2.50 cup of coffee. High quality customer service here!
  • Tara R.
    Tara ReedMay 13, 2013
    Owner has unreasonable rules to discourage people coming in and using computers/tablets. If you want to use your device you have to cram w everyone else at the 'technology table'. What?!
  • Soundz O.
    Soundz OrgMay 5, 2013
    Newly open. Asked for a shot, got double. This place is legit.
  • Cassie K.
    Cassie KetrickApril 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Their coffee is from Crop to Cup! So you can drink and feel good about it!
  • Aimée O.
    Aimée O'SullivanApril 26, 2013
    Beautiful sunlight and friendly staff! I'm so happy this place opened! :)
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