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1262 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10027-5027 (Manhattan)
(212) 531-1210
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Warwick, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

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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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Offers a constantly changing menu and it's always good. Morning or afternoon fare, and though it's not advertised specifically as a brunch venue, the frittatas are first rate (salmon & goat cheese; spinach & artichoke), the cappucino terrific, the best coffee (in big ceramic mugs, tho no free seconds), and good dry bar wines. The ambience intimate--small oak tables looking... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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149 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a place that obviously attracts students from nearby Columbia and Barnard. Its got small tables and comfortable sofas and armchairs and the atmosphere is what the Germans call 'gemutlich'. A small selection of snacks will satisfy modest hunger and there are plenty of teas, coffees plus a bar selection including half a dozen wines by the glass and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

One of me favorite casual places to hang out. Try the daily juices, avocado goat cheese crostini or crepe with nutella! Great cup of coffee, too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2008

Nice atmosphere. Probably the most "European" bar in the Columbia area.

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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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