Max Caffé

Max Caffé

1262 Amsterdam Ave (Btw 122nd & 123rd), New York, NY 10027, United States
Hours:
Open until 12:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–12:30 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.6/10

Based on 87 votes

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  • Claudia S.

    Great atmosphere, service is a hit or miss. You can stay for hours and not get kicked out.

    Claudia S. · May 14, 2010
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  • Avi F.

    wifi password is in a bowl at the bar.

    Avi Flamholz · July 9, 2009
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  • Nicholas P.

    Wonderful place to sit down in a comfy chair and internet away.

    Nicholas Pappas · October 1, 2013
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  • Tara R.

    One could essentially live here. All the food, coffee and wine you need to get through finals

    Tara Reed · December 9, 2012
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  • Serious Eats

    It's kind of dark for studying, but the comfy well-worn couches, thrifty posh décor, chicken liver crostini, and cool (for Morningside) crowd made me feel like cozying up with Das Kapital was a treat

    Serious Eats · September 3, 2013
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  • Danica Y.

    Try to crostinis! I'd recommend the fig and goat cheese or avocado. The antipasto is great too!

    Danica Y · September 3, 2013
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  • Calvin C.

    Place is very chill, but the service is dull. If the server smiled, I could overlook the slowness

    Calvin C. · February 20, 2012
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  • Amanda B.

    Max cafe is way shittier food than I remember + they don't have bacon & there's no such thing as a refill on coffee. At least they have wifi & you can hide away in the corner forever.

    Amanda Boekelheide · January 28, 2012
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  • Melissa T.

    Danesi coffee is the best! Chill out on the couch and relax about the service, just enjoy the space.

    Melissa Thomas · May 20, 2011
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  • T.J. B.

    The Mediterranean Salad (fruit, walnuts, yogurt, and honey) is quite refreshing and a wonderful gluten-free option that is filling.

    T.J. B. · May 23, 2010
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  • Martin S.

    Whatever you do, don't try the iced tea with strawberry and orange juice. It's absolutely horrible. Also, place is extremely overpriced.

    Martin S. · August 16, 2013
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  • Harlem A.

    Somehow this bar/lounge seems more SoHo than Morningside Heights. The same owners as Covo at West Harlem Piers. Lots of food, wine and hefty portions satisfy the Columbia trekkers willing to splurge

    Harlem Ambassador · June 1, 2013
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  • Krevet

    Wonderful place, feels so cosy in here))

    Krevet · May 4, 2013
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  • Charlie

    Never able to connect to the WiFi here...that makes it good for being productive though!!

    Charlie · October 16, 2012
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  • Iris X.

    Get The Tuna Toscano salad!!

    Iris Xu · June 7, 2012
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  • Felix A.

    Chiken, mango & asparagus panini is great.

    Felix Abarca · March 23, 2012
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  • Elaine C.

    Sweet jams playing

    Elaine Colwell · March 18, 2012
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  • Arran S.

    Slow service. Had to ask for the bill twice.

    Arran Skinner · September 18, 2011
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  • FoodFashionFolly

    cozy, plush, colorful seating with sofas and armchairs.

    FoodFashionFolly · 3 weeks ago
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  • Carolyn

    Great coffee spot to hole up with a friend or a book. Cozy.

    Carolyn · January 19
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  • Katya K.

    Had the worst octopus salad in my life here: boiled chew toys on a bed of greens that I then vomited up.

    Katya Kazbek · October 30, 2014
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  • Bob

    Excellent food. Service was friendly and quick.

    Bob · September 2, 2014
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  • Chris E.

    A great place to chill with coffee, wine, and some great small dishes.

    Chris Evans · September 1, 2014
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  • Michael T.

    Happy hour, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5-7pm, all wine and beer half price.

    Michael T · May 26, 2014
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  • Erry P.

    Coffee and biscotti!!!

    Erry Prasetyo · February 19, 2014
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  • Brad G.

    When I arrived at 10 a.m. on a Saturday, they were playing Spanish music. When I left around 1:30 p.m., Katy Perry. *Shrugs*

    Brad Gerick · February 8, 2014
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  • Blake J.

    All of the food is horrible and overpriced. Good place to study though.

    Blake Johnson · January 8, 2014
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  • Dylan P.

    Too much Lonestar and Faith Hill for my taste but the chairs are comfy and the soup was decent

    Dylan Portelance · November 29, 2013
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  • Chant C.

    The Sugar Hill Golden Ale is on point.

    Chant C · November 18, 2013
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  • Oddie M.

    Love this place and the service. Good study spot, awesome coffee and delicious food.

    Oddie Moghalu · August 30, 2013
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  • Park Slope Notary

    This place is very cozy. Same type of idea as the Tea Lounge in Park Slope, but on UWS Morningside. Near Columbia University. Feels like home & warm in appearance.

    Park Slope Notary · July 19, 2013
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  • miss_millions

    Get an avocado crostini and two —yes, two— double-shot espressos made with the wonderful Danesi Caffè. You’re welcome.

    miss_millions · May 5, 2013
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  • Mari K.

    there are a couple of tucked away places to charge your laptop - to the right as you walk in by the window, and behind the big couch

    Mari Kim · February 17, 2013
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  • AP d.

    Great chai latte, crap soup, ok salads. Great atmosphere.

    AP du Plessis · February 7, 2013
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  • GNTLMN

    For the UWS crowd, including Columbia students. Pleasant, good coffee, good wifi.

    GNTLMN · January 22, 2013
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  • Jill W.

    Cozy atmosphere, but not worth the service. refused to even take our drink orders until our last joined us. Forgot items or charged us twice for others. Was stopped b/c our tip wasn't satisfactory.

    Jill Woodward · October 8, 2012
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  • Citizen X.

    A regular after-work hangout, pleasant outdoor seating when it's warm, interior decor is eclectic and stylish, free wifi. Service is great when Maria is working, otherwise it's just OK.

    Citizen X · September 23, 2012
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  • Jinhyung P.

    Joe's Latte is better...

    Jinhyung Park · April 29, 2012
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  • Charlie

    Ham and gruyere tramezzini is delicious and only $5.95!

    Charlie · December 13, 2011
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  • Clea C.

    Try the croque madame, impressive!

    Clea Conner · December 4, 2011
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  • Dime G.

    Best coffee ever

    Dime Gill · November 7, 2011
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  • Charlie

    $10 minimum on credit purchases!

    Charlie · September 27, 2011
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  • Fei J.

    Try the Mango Chicken Panino!!! De-Lish!!!

    Fei Jin · September 16, 2011
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  • Marc S.

    Did NOT like the Sangria (red or white) Red was bland. White tasted like dish soap.

    Marc Sanguinetti · May 6, 2011
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  • Jake W.

    Relax! Have some coffee or a drink and worry about the time.

    Jake W · October 20, 2010
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  • amy

    the music in this place is so bizarre, but I love the atmosphere otherwise.

    amy · April 19, 2010
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