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Tazza to open second location!

My favorite spot in Brooklyn Heights for coffee and pastry will be opening it's second location, (much closer to home) at the corner of Clark and Henry. Where the short lived Kosher steak place was.

According to the owner they will be opening later this summer.

Great news!!

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  1. I love Tazza -- sounds like a great addition to the North Heights.

    Let's just hope that 1) they don't stretch themselves too thin and 2) they can beat the curse on that place that's been in place forthe last decade or so.

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    1. re: Peter

      Tazza is the best place for Coffee, pastry and light fare in the Heights. Plus they are great people too!

    2. I'm a big Tazza fan as well, though the original location is closer than the new one to my apartment.

      One of the most frustrating things about Tazza is that their cake selection is so unpredictable. Some days they have a wonderful selection (I had a coconut slice last time I was there), and other days they're not serving cake by the slice at all. My wife asked them about their cake supplier and it turns out that they get their cake (and a number of other items) from Baked down in Red Hook: http://bakednyc.com/

      Baked is much further away from my apartment than Tazza, and I'm happy to continue going to the existing location, but in case anyone is looking for a wider selection of delicious cakes, it can't hurt to go to the source.

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      1. re: Jeffy

        That's the only thing I don't like about Tazza is that they do not make anything themselves.

      2. This is on of my fave places too. I do a comic about New York dessert spots and did one on Tazza this week. Here it is:
        http://www.thelmagazine.com/lmag_blog...
        I noticed they have a lot from Baked. I actually went to Royale in the Village today and they carry Baked's goods too. Great stuff!

        1. First, in case no one has noted it elsewhere on the boards (I searched but saw nothing) the new location for Tazza is open.

          Second, while I haven't been in, every day I walk by it's bustling. I'd say they're off to a great start -- likely the food is pretty much the same as the Henry Street location.

          Finally, I feel they made a VERY odd design choice. The large, plate glass windows are frosted from the bottom all the way up to about 4'. This means that when you step out of the subway on the other side of Clark, or are walking down the other side of Clark for any reason, you can't see ANY of the people seated inside. The effect is that you glance over, you see a few people waiting at the counter for orders, and what looks like a cavernous, empty cafe with no other customers.

          I don't know how much it costs to change out the plate glass but if I owned that place I'd do it asap and watch even more customers roll in. ;)

          Peter
          http://www.flashlightworthybooks.com
          Books so good they'll keep you up past your bedtime. ;)

          1. Nice place, but the muffins and scones that I've tried (those are the only things I've tried) are doughy and not very tasty. I wonder where they get those. The tarts and sandwiches, etc. look great. I assume that is their strong suit?

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            1. re: gnosh

              I don't recall ever having the scones or muffins (which they get elsewhere) -- I usually get the same few things and they're both fantastic.

              I highly recommend the oatmeal (super creamy, nicely rich, not too large a portion) and the Berry Blue Salad (mixed greens, blue cheese, strawberries -- well proportioned.)

              Also, they carry baguettes from a few different excellent bakeries -- Tom Cat and maybe... Balthazar?

              Peter
              http://www.flashlightworthybooks.com
              Books so good they'll keep you up past your bedtime. ;)

            2. The carrot cake here (made at Baked) is some of the best I've had. Ever. I'm a huge fan of Tazza and hope the second location takes off. I *do* wish they'd take out some of the tables in the new place. It feels really crowded and uncomfortable to me.

              1. We were three for an early dinner before a meeting this week. I am so sorry I suggested TAZZA.

                The service was terrible. Very slow . The waitress and waiter barely spoke English. I don't see why this type pf Cafe needs waiter service at all, especially if there is not enough help to cover the number of tables efficiently. Quite a few people got up and walked out after waiting too long to be served.

                The food was very mediocre. The sandwixhes and grilled Panini were overpriced and disappointing. Heavy, oily, and sloppily thrown together. The coffee was, however, excellent.

                If the owners don't want to go the way of the previous tenants of this jinxed spot, they should really shape up. Staying open late, until 10pm doesn't make sense if the Menu doesn't have real dinner items.

                The delicious coffee is certainly a plus, miles above Starbucks and its paper cups, but the food and service really need work.