Hungarian Pastry Shop
The Hungarian Pastry Shop is a legendary cafe on Amsterdam Avenue at 111th St, across from St. John the Divine. It's the closest thing to a Parisian cafe in Morningside Heights. It's owned by the same Greek family that own Symposium and that owned the P and W Sandwich Shop.
The Hungarian is a great place to write a paper and read. The coffee is pretty good and you get free refills, and
many few of the pastries are delicious. However, the big draw is the atmosphere. Mostly, the place is full of CC students and grad students who hang out for hours on end, huddled over their laptops and books. There aren't many SEAS kids though, probably because there's not enough room to spread out to do problem sets, and there are no outlets or WiFi.
The bathroom is noteworthy for being filled with extreme, and extremely diverse, political graffiti, which is painted over ever so often.
(Flexible) Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-11:30pm; Sat, 8:30am-11:30pm; Sun, 8:30am-10:30pm