4.The Hungarian Pastry Shop in Morningside Heights

Located across the street from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside HeightsThe Hungarian Pastry Shop is a favorite of Columbia University students. Opened in 1961, with cozy indoor seating and pleasant outdoor seating, this family-run shop serves up old-world, Eastern European pastries like tarts, strudel, cream puffs, Viennese tortes, just to name a few favorites. Don’t miss the graffiti in the bathroom.

Address: 1030 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street