Uptown Chronicles: Coffee Shops

Uptown Chronicles is an installation that showcases what we love about our city. 

This month, Suleky Roman shares her favorite coffee shops in Uptown NYC.

Taszo Espresso Bar

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image: Taszoespresso.tumblr.com

 

Cozy ambiance, yummy espresso, and one of my favorite Iced Soy Chai Latte.  The owner is also friendly and very hospitable! Check them out at http://www.taszo.com/.

 

Indian Road Cafe 

image: OnTheGrid.city

image: OnTheGrid.city

 

Indian Road Cafe is a farm-to-table cooking restaurant and cafe/bar located near the beautiful Inwood Hill Park. I love their Harney and Sons tea. However,  their Mochaccino is my ultimate favorite - not too many places have mastered them but Indian Road got it right! 

 

Sweet Life Pastry

 

I have been visiting this bakery everyday this week! The iced coffee is just perfect. I always order it with my egg-and-cheese sandwich. It's a family owned business so be prepared to be served by the entire family.  Ignacia, the owner, has become a dear friend and never fails to say she's misses me when I don't swing by. If you are looking for good cup of coffee, this is your spot! 

 

The Chipped Cup (Hamilton Heights) 

 

This gem of a place has captured my heart! It's the cutest, coziest spot ever. I have walked through snow, sleet and even hot scorching days to grab an iced coffee, iced chai or even just an espresso. I love their pastries too! They have a backyard where you can sit and read a book, bring a friend, or even have some good devotional time. Great spot.

 

Estrella Bakery 

 

I love going to this bakery in the morning for their cheese-filled sweet bread (pan de queso). It's so soft, yummy and pairs nicely with a cafe negro (black coffee). They are famous for their chicken noodle soup that I think may be better than my grandmothers! It's so good that it's usually gone by noon!