3. Postcrypt Coffeehouse in St. Paul’s Chapel
St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University is home to one of Morningside Heights‘ most unique places to get your caffeine fix. Hidden away in the chapel’s basement is the Postcrypt Coffeehouse, a music venue that has been “folkin’ around since 1964,” according to its website. It features a variety of up-and-coming folk and acoustic acts, as well as hot drinks. The season has ended for the summer, but come fall, Postcrypt will host acoustic acts every Friday and Saturday as well as a monthly open mic night. The venue is often crowded, so get there early if you plan on going to a show!