Aroma Espresso Bar

Aroma Espresso Bar

Coffee Shop and Café
161 W 72nd St (at Amsterdam Ave), Upper West Side, New York, NY 10023, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Aroma Espresso Bar offers a synthesis of exceptional coffee, an attractive gourmet menu, contemporary décor & fast service ~ all at reasonable prices!


Based on 316 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Danica Y.
    "Free wifi and many outlets upstairs, perfect for a long study sesh."(14 Tips)
    Brittany L.
    "The Iced Aroma Lite is ridiculously delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Hank L.
    "Coffee and croissant breakfast sandwich is good too."(8 Tips)
    Miguel Andrés Y.
    "The chai latte is made of pure awesome."(6 Tips)
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  • coffee
  • upstairs
  • sandwiches
  • croissants
  • iced aroma lite
  • breakfast food
  • power dinner
  • free Wifi
  • healthy food
  • rooftop patio
  • salads
  • wine
  • lemonade
  • family-friendly
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • carrot juice
  • gardens
  • good service
  • cookies
  • Nicole

    Ice Limonana (frozen lemonade with mint) is perfect for hot summer days. They also got rid of the peanuts in the warm chicken salad for all the nut allergies out there.

    Nicole · 2 weeks ago
  • Paige C.

    Nothing like an iced Aroma! Go upstairs and sit outside in their adorable garden!

    Paige C · May 14
  • Scott M.

    Check out the rooftop patio on the second floor.

    Scott Meves · April 13
  • Lakshmi Narasiman

    Best chocolate croissant I've ever had!

  • Ben R.

    Sit upstairs.

    Ben Rossen · February 24
  • Elsa L.

    Aroma in Indonesia means smells good.

    Elsa Larassati · February 2
  • bernie h.

    A chill place to sit and study. Wifi is fast and reliable. Don't forget to pick up a punch card!

    bernie hodkin · January 27
  • Omer Z.

    What you call an "ice cafe" in Israel is an "ice Aroma" here.

    Omer Zach · January 25
  • Omer Z.

    This place is enormous but so popular it's still hard to find somewhere to sit.

    Omer Zach · January 25
  • Hank L.

    Great place to get work done or study. Coffee and croissant breakfast sandwich is good too.

    Hank Leukart · December 1, 2014
  • Loris U.

    Chocolate croissant are one of the best I've ever had coffe is alright

    Loris Uzan · November 20, 2014
  • Venera V.

    Nice espresso!

    Venera Varbanova · November 15, 2014
  • Danica Y.

    Free wifi and many outlets upstairs, perfect for a long study sesh. Eggplant goat cheese sandwich is a win.

    Danica Y · November 12, 2014
  • Trae F.

    Very unassuming from the outside. Decent chai latte.

    Trae F · November 2, 2014
  • Bill O.

    There is more space and is less crowded than other coffee places on the UWS. Maybe because of the wifi limitations, but who can blame them for that?

    Bill O'Leary · October 28, 2014
  • Chirag P.

    Spacious for UWS and no wifi password. Lots of veg sandwiches, salads, etc. Big tables

    Chirag Patel · September 29, 2014
  • Tohm S.

    Love the salads and sandwiches, especially the warm garbanzo bean salad! Pricy but large portions and high quality! Check out the upstairs patio!

    Tohm Sansani · September 13, 2014
  • MyCheck US

    This Aroma location has expanded their dessert menu, and we are not complaining.

    MyCheck US · September 10, 2014
  • Nicole

    The chocolate croissants have creamy Nutella-like texture inside, sans nuts. I usually get a cappuccino/croissant combo, a BLT, or a salad (sweet potato/goat cheese).

    Nicole · September 5, 2014
  • ⓜⓐⓝⓢⓞⓤⓡ Ⓣ.

    Just a fine coffee, can not be listed in my favs. The staff are nice.

    ⓜⓐⓝⓢⓞⓤⓡ Ⓣ · August 27, 2014
  • Rose T.

    kale salad w/ portobello mushrooms, cherry tomatoes & Shave Parmesan Cheese w/ lemon dressing, a side of skim latte & 1/2 grilled chicken sandwich w/ roasted peppers, mozzarella & arugula. So good :)

    Rose Tablada · August 14, 2014
  • MNZ ..

    They have free wifi and open until 11 pm. Good to study but not for coffee. Staff is not friendly either and the service is very slow. Starbucks espresso is better!

    MNZ . · August 11, 2014
  • Mark L.

    Good place to get a coffee and work.

    Mark Lombardi · August 9, 2014
  • Jonathan Z.

    The salads are surprisingly good. Get the kale and add chucked.

    Jonathan Zungre · June 25, 2014
  • Miriam T.

    Ice Aroma light is --- reminds me of gap year in Israel

    Miriam Toaff · June 19, 2014
  • Alison L.

    Internet works amazingly!

    Alison Lu · April 18, 2014
  • Emily C.

    It's cold inside. Bring another layer.

    Emily Chen · April 12, 2014
  • Kathleen

    a reliable chain for good coffee and inexpensive breakfast/lunch

    Kathleen · February 21, 2014
  • ERIN Z.

    Attitude way outta line at the order counter...they will blame you if they get your order wrong. Barista and baristo, however, were happy to fix it even though they were busy. Much appreciated.

    ERIN ZEITLER · February 15, 2014
  • Steve B.

    Stop at one cup or you may never sleep again! :)

    Steve Boree · January 12, 2014
  • Joseph L.

    curti de mais

    Joseph Lui TiM Beta · November 26, 2013
  • Nat T.

    Come here if you want to wait 15 mins for your coffee. Staff needs some serious training!

    Nat T · November 17, 2013
  • Brian M.

    I was gonna get coffee and then I saw they had wine

    Brian Michael · November 16, 2013
  • Craig S.

    Amazing almond croissants!

    Craig Smith · November 15, 2013
  • Eugene K.

    I love the food but the service is awful! The counter cannot multitask and with one guy in the kitchen it takes forever for food to come out. A little bit of employee training could go a long way.

    Eugene Kopman · November 8, 2013
  • Rene H.

    Keep it elegant and simple: you can't o wrong with the fresh mint tea.

    Rene Hamilton · October 23, 2013
  • Chetta

    Mediocre coffee. Came for the wifi it barely worked... Cheese Danish tasted like canned fruit and sugar and I was competing with 3 flies to eat it. Really pricy for the low quality food.

    Chetta · October 21, 2013
  • Laughter Z.

    free wifi! good seating. great atmosphere to study. and outdoor seating!

    Laughter Z · September 20, 2013
  • Meaghan N.

    Dinner promo: $14.99 for a quick and healthy dinner and glass of wine or beer.

    Meaghan Nolan · September 15, 2013
  • Miguel Andrés Y.

    I loved it. The chai latte is made of pure awesome. There is upbeat music but it's not loud so you can talk normally.

    Miguel Andrés Yáñez Barreto · September 2, 2013
  • Juho N.

    Amazing sandwiches - great for breakfast!

    Juho Nevalainen · August 25, 2013
  • Mitch G.

    Apparently phone orders are more important than the people standing right there waiting for service.

    Mitch Gross · August 23, 2013
  • Paul V.

    Super friendly. I came at a very busy time. Very efficient and always comunicate to the customers to make them feel special.

    Paul Valenti · August 14, 2013
  • Ghyslaine T.

    The California Chicken is so good!

    Ghyslaine Tromp · August 12, 2013
  • JessAnn S.

    Everyone is so nice here! Totally feels like a chill home away from home. :) now to mention the food and coffee is delicious! Try an orange carrot juice, it's the best pick me up...

    JessAnn Smith · August 10, 2013
  • Jeff P.

    Great mocha made with chunks of chocolate that melt in the milk.

    Jeff Polack · August 4, 2013
  • Lindsay

    Get here early-7-8:15. You'll have your pick of seats and couches.

    Lindsay · July 16, 2013
  • Hyunjin C.

    Iced aroma for the win!!!

    Hyunjin Choi · July 15, 2013
  • Puca D.

    Had lots of fun abd the chairs were comfy!

    Puca Duca · July 12, 2013
  • Aaron W.

    Yay power outlets!

    Aaron Walz · June 21, 2013

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