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Mar 24, 2006 12:39 PM

Zibetto Espresso Bar- 56th and 6th

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Gutsy, chic little place opened recently across from a Starbucks, next door to a Jamba Juice. There is hope for NYC yet!

It's an Italian-style standing-room and espresso only bar. Their beans are Danesi from Rome, the same kind found at Babbo and Otto.

Menu includes espresso drinks starting at $2, as well as sodas (including San Bitter, Chinotto, and Coke in glass bottles), humble-looking panini, and a few pastries.

My macchiato came with a shot of lemon ice-water and a tasty mini almond biscotti. The coffee? Probably the smoothest I've ever tasted. This is an espresso to convert non-espresso drinkers.

I'd like to suggest that you sneer across 6th Ave, but that would be redundant.

Zibetto Espresso Bar
1385 6th Ave. at 56th St. (SW corner)


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  1. been there twice..indeed, the place has good stuff

    1. Has anyone had the food there? I'm planning on grabbing a shakerato there tomorrow, but was trying to figure out where nearby to grab lunch. But if they have food...

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      1. re: lambretta76

        So how was the Shakerato? I make em' at home, and will be in the nabe tomorrow.

      2. they don't really have much in terms of food. but the drinks are amazing (lattes, cappuccino, etc).

        1. Good coffee in midtown! This is awesome, thank you.