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Max Cafe

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1262 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10027-5027
(212) 531-1210
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8:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed and relaxing

Whether you want to do some work, read a novel, or simply hang out and people watch, Max Cafe in Amsterdam Avenue is the place to go. A miraculous oasis of calm,full of warm colours and exposed brick and pipework. If you are lucky you will get a window seat, and it will be yours as long as you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Modena
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Whether you want to do some work, read a novel, or simply hang out and people watch, Max Cafe in Amsterdam Avenue is the place to go. A miraculous oasis of calm,full of warm colours and exposed brick and pipework. If you are lucky you will get a window seat, and it will be yours as long as you like... More 

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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I enjoyed their sandwiches very much the first time I went here in August 2014, unfortunately they've never been quite as good. Crostini are great! worth stopping in for.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has couches and chairs and pillows. The food is outstanding. Fresh ingredients, made well and priced for a student's budget. Large glasses of good house wine. Wooden tables. Private and communal at the same time. Outdoor seating. Columbia students stay here for hours writing and using computers. Lengthy visits are welcomed by Max Cafe staff. A very nice... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at the aloft and trying to avoid their not so good breakfast, so we ventured over to Amsterdam and saw that this place was open. It has an awesome ambiance. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The breakfast menu is quite limited, but the food was great. My huband and I shared the fruit and yogurt... More 

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Warwick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Husband and I met my daughter on a saturday around 4:30pm. Atmosphere is casual with couches, comfy chairs and also some regular small tables. They have outside tables on the street also if the weather is nice. Food was very good and reasonably priced, as was the beer. A little high for coffee , tea and other beverages. The only... More 

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Steenokkerzeel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a surprising lunch there: super panini and bruscchetta and very tasty, healthy juice of the day. Service couldn't be better and atmosphere is so different from center NY!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stumbled upon Max Caffe for lunch, located in the heart of Columbia University. Nice and quaint cafe, serving excellent coffee and affordable food. We ordered a squash with peppercorn soup, octopus tapas and shrimp & chicken salad. Great tasting food and nice, cosy place to chill out. Free WiFi provided upon request.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A good spot for a quick meal/snack near Columbia's campus. Seating is perfect for lounging/reading, not so much for eating. Enjoyed the berry lemonade.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Finally, I have found my West Coast style cafe where I can order a coffee, get a desert or snack, and sit down and relax and study or work or read without anybody hassling me. And, I can do it at a table on a normal chair or I can lounge in one of the lounge areas on a couch.... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After visiting Columbia University with my daughter we enjoyed a yummy late lunch at Max Caffe in Morningside Heights, NYC. The turkey with melted brie sandwich hit the spot! At $7.50, a terrific value

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Additional Information about Max Cafe

Address: 1262 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10027-5027
Phone Number: (212) 531-1210
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1262 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10027-5027
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 531-1210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?