1030 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
Remember the days BEFORE Starbucks? When you would go to a local neighborhood cafe to enjoy coffee and maybe some pastries? Well there’s still a few of those types of neighborhood cafes around. Here’s one near Columbia University – it’s on a busy block of Amsterdam Ave between W110 and W111 st next to a new upscale Chinese restaurant (heard it was decent), a student dive bar (cheap drinks), a Bengali restaurant, a Kati roll station and a sandwich shop.
Despite its busy neighbors, the Hungarian Pastry Shop has a pretty good following. Just check out the large display case at the counter and you’ll discover why. I got a huge pastry stuffed with a honey poppy seed black sesame filling. Nice! I often go here to study between classes and during the summers, it’s nice to enjoy a few cups of coffee on the sidewalk tables – I can almost be a Euro-Poser, especially with the huge Cathedral of St John the Devine right across the street. See you there!]]>