Drinking a strong cup of espresso is still the preferred method of morning perk-up, especially now that showering in a cacophony of blaring foghorns is illegal in 14 states. Wake up without sustaining eardrum damage with today's Groupon: for $2, you get $4 worth of coffee, scones, and more at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights.
Espresso 77 is a convivial independent coffeehouse, serving its loyal clientele strong, full-flavored espresso in a bright, art-friendly space. Brewing beans from popular Ithaca-based Gimme! Coffee, the café's baristas place warm mugs of deeply aromatic cappuccinos ($3.60) and espressos ($2) into caffeine-craving hands. Complement bold java with a delicately sweet scone ($3) from Alice's Tea Cup or a Mom's-not-watching breakfast of frozen custard ($3.75) from Timmy O's. If the cafe's menu of coffees and teas gives your stomach the energy to draft a formal request for nourishment, order up one of the eatery's light and filling wraps ($6.50). For sweltering, mercury-rising days, the New Orleans–style iced coffee ($2.75–$4.50) will cool off foreheads faster than stepping into Mr. Freeze's cryogenic suit.
Before they created Espresso 77, owners Afzal and Julie worked for an architectural firm, and both bring their knack for creating welcoming spaces to the café's interior. Tangerine-colored walls brighten the mood on gray-tinged days, especially with an entire wall featuring art from a rotating lineup of local aesthetic culprits.
- Beans come from Ithaca, New York–based Gimme! Coffee, pastries are from Ambrosia Bakery in Queens, and Astoria’s own Five Boroughs Ice Cream provides the frozen treats. – Time Out New York
- I like that all the "baristas" know what they are talking about and I LOVE that they support the local bakeries and artists. – Natasha B., Yelp
35-57 77th St
Jackson Heights, New York 11372Get Directions