Zibetto Espresso Bar

Coffee Shop, Bakery, and Café$$$$
Midtown East, New York
78 Tips and reviews
  • espresso
  • pastries
  • marocchino
  • authentic
  • croissants
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistJuly 5
    The Shakerato is actually a brilliant way to chill down some strong brew: a shot of espresso is mixed with simple syrup and then shaken with ice to form a frothy head. Read more
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacSeptember 23, 2014
    A good morning starts with an apricot cornetto ( Italian apricot croissant) and a Marrocchino ( shot of espresso, cocoa powder, and some milk froth ) in this little hole in the wall.
  • Taline E.
    Taline EkmekjianMay 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    An espresso and cornetto (Italian-style croissant: plain or stuffed with vanilla cream, chocolate or apricot) in the morning at the counter... a little bit of Rome in NYC.
  • Jamie B.
    Jamie BreenNovember 30, 2015
    bitter coffee, no microfoam texture. Perfect place to go to impress a date with your vast knowledge of Italian coffee because "you spent a semester abroad" only if they've never been
  • Jole C.
    Jole CarlinerAugust 2, 2013
    Sandwiches good, canollis are great & espresso is wonderful.The men who work there are friendly. The customers , who seem to hang out there are from nearby offices. Very nice. a great discovery.
  • Alex J.
    Alex J.December 3, 2013
    I don't even typically drink espresso... but this place does it amazingly. try the marocchino - you won't regret it.
    Upvoted Jul 29
  • Carolyn D.
    Carolyn DavisFebruary 13, 2015
    Go there for the coffee, come back again and again for the mini Italian pastries and delicious prosciutto panini.
  • Charles C.
    Charles CarliniDecember 30, 2012
    Aside from their great espresso, try their scrumptious panini. They're the best in town.
  • Iason B.
    Iason Beton-venJanuary 23, 2014
    Maybe the first real espresso I've ever had in the US. Excellent choice, good location and traditional Italian stand style.
  • Cillian S.
    Cillian SharkeySeptember 5, 2014
    Espresso is typical traditional Italian (bitter, a little burnt). Filled cornetto is good. Standing room only as befits an Italian espresso bar.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanNovember 18, 2015
    It's really crowded here during weekday afternoons. Also they don't have iced coffee, just iced americanos
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WardJune 20, 2013
    Was excited to visit this little cafe, but coffee very mild and croissant was sweet and spongy rather than flakey. Atmospheric an nice staff.
  • Emanuel V.
    Emanuel VieiraJune 30, 2015
    This for people who really like coffee 🍵 . Very good quality coffee with that pleasurable aftertaste.
  • Lauren E.
    Lauren EamesAugust 16, 2014
    The espresso and pastries are delicious! Free refills on tea as long as you stay.
  • micchele t.
    micchele tottiOctober 31, 2014
    As good as the other Zibetto store but a little bit worn though. Best Espresso in NYC.
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬September 19, 2012
    The most delicious bestest Italianest espresso bar in the city. Cash only but so worth it.
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne SJanuary 23, 2012
    Excellent coffee and apricot croissants just like in Bella Italia. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Raja H.
    Raja HFebruary 5, 2012
    Triple espresso to start the morning? Zibetto is a great spot, especially if you're aware of how bad Starbucks is.
  • Aviv G.
    Aviv GadotApril 28, 2015
    Best place for espresso based drinks. Get the double cappuccino!
  • Nino P.
    Nino PjetriJanuary 2, 2015
    Best coffee in NYC. For true connoisseurs of good coffee. Careful you may never go to starbucks sgain.
  • beth r.
    beth roddyOctober 31, 2011
    Due reasons to visit: authentic doppio espresso and authentic Italian dreamboats vending baci.
  • Andie S.
    Andie SimonAugust 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order your drink to stay...and enjoy the european accents that fill the air....delish
  • Ralph
    RalphOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the caffe (espresso). One of the best shots ive ever had.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect to be crowded, but best in Midtown by a mile
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanJune 8
    Been here 10+ times
    Quintessential: iced marocchino + Nutella bombolone.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MartinezFebruary 21, 2014
    Best coffee place in NY. Especially when you're tired of Starbucks.
  • Waffle
    WaffleFebruary 19, 2012
    The Marocchino is lovely. Espresso and chocolate, with very little milk.
  • Carolyn T.
    Carolyn TrawinskiJanuary 6, 2013
    They make a great iced cortado. Cash only.
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    You'll feel like you're in Europe. Barista Anastasios Nougos trained at the famed espresso bar Sosta in Stockholm. Read more
  • Jole C.
    Jole CarlinerAugust 2, 2013
    It takes credit cards now. Almost always busy w/ an admiring clientele.
  • Guy S.
    Guy SpierMarch 2, 2015
    Coffee used to be excellent. But I was there in March, and it sucked!
  • Giulia C.
    Giulia CavallariDecember 15, 2014
    Best espresso and brioche in the area!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteAugust 15
    Fantastic espresso. Best in town.
  • Lucas C.
    Lucas CepedaFebruary 8, 2015
    Best expresso in NY, no doubt.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MeadNovember 26, 2015
    Great little spot to escape the rush.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BryerApril 24, 2011
    Best coffee in NYC when you're tired of Starbucks and want the real deal.
  • Violetta
    ViolettaOctober 6, 2015
    Just the real Genuine coffee in this city.
  • Fernando
    FernandoDecember 31, 2015
    Joe is an excellent Barista!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PajorSeptember 2, 2015
    Tight space but excellent coffee.
  • Sara
    SaraJanuary 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is yuuuum
  • Andreas H.
    Andreas HunzikerApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    best espresso in town
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LeeMarch 12, 2015
    Finally found a decent coffee in the US.
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaNovember 18, 2014
    Horrid espresso in the Parisien tradition. No longer cuts it in this town with the Blue Bottles and Toby's... Never again.
  • J Alexander B.
    J Alexander B.April 19, 2012
    One of my favorite shots of espresso in the City..
  • Eloi G.
    Eloi GuterresJuly 7, 2014
    Simply the best espresso in NY. Final.
  • Nelson B.
    Nelson BertoDecember 27, 2010
    Stop and ask for the best plain croissant in Manhattan. But arrive early, otherwise they will be gone!
  • Mindy J.
    Mindy JoyceApril 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best latte in NYC. Love this place!
  • Yohan
    YohanApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best macchiato in NYC
  • Brother B.
    Brother BradMay 10, 2012
    the line is WAAAY shorter than the starbucks across the street...ans starbucks sucks anyway
  • Maya D.
    Maya DimitrovaJune 22, 2013
    Standing room only. Italian croissants.
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