El Taller

Business, Gallery, Music, Performing Arts

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El Taller, a third space for all, is a place to consider the written word, the spoken word and the daily shared word through conversations. It is focused on bringing the community together around good books and great food.

People have said that El Taller doesn’t feel like Lawrence, but it is Lawrence. It is the Lawrence that often goes unseen, the Lawrence abundant with joy, overflowing with passion and talent, a caring community.

I started El Taller when Cafe Verde closed. I didn’t want another bar in our city. I wanted the kind of place I would want to hang out in when I retired as a public school teacher.

Often taking writing classes in Boston, I heard people discussing where the best cafes where people could write. I wanted a place nearby in our city, Lawrence, where people could write and read.

Adding to the integrity of a cafe is the fact that El Taller is a bookstore too. Here we offer books curated by people in the community so that they decide what is important to read. The community and the books make El Taller a hub for knowledge and creative energy.


Lawrence, MA 01845

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Street parking available



El Taller

275 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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