New York ‘s Best Croissant

 
The HUNGARIAN PASTRY SHOP
 
 
 
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NEW YORK’S BEST CROISSANT
 
 
And Its Most Fabulous CATHEDRAL
 
The CATHEDRAL of SAINT JOHN The DIVINE
Amsserdam & 114th Street
 
NEW YORK, NY
Enjoying a Hot COFFEE
 
Or is it a Hot Chocolate?
 
 
Dobos Torta
 
 
 
The Counter-Girls Pastries & Danish
 
 
 
 
The CAFE is ALWAYS JUMPING
 
 
 
 
 
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BEST CROISSANT In The CITY
 
 
 
 
Well just came out of the World’s Most Beautiful Cathedral, The Cathedral of Saint John The Devine. As always the visit was magnificent and “Awe Inspiring,” Truly! I’ve been in many beautiful Churches and Cathedrals around the World, not all but many. I’ve been to the famed Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, to one in Montreal as well, to St. Peter’s in Rome, The Cathedral of St. Marks Venice, The Sagrada Familia in Barcelonam Beautiful Churches in Positano, Vernazza in Cinque Terre, Gorgeous Churches in Rio de Janiero, and even there exist a Beautiful Cathedral in believe it or not Newark, new Jersey. And of all these beautiful Churches and Cathedrals, I’ve never seen any, that in My Mind, is as Beautiful and Awe Inspiring as the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine way up on 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the Columbia Heights section of “Guess What? New York City.
What’s that you say? You’re from New York, and you’ve never heard of this Magnificent place. Don’t worry! you’re not alone.”
I’m sure 90% of all New Yorker’s have never heard of this almost Secret Gem of Manhattan. I’ve been there more than a dozen times in my life, and every time I’ve ever taken anyone there, it had been their first trip and they were all absolutely “Amazed.”
Anyway, I can ramble on-and-on about the place, its Beauty and Awe inspiring Magnificent and you might seem like I’m some kind of nut. That old cliche of “Words Can’t Describe” the beauty of this place may have never run truer. Words can not do justice to the feelings you’ll get when inside. But speaking of Words, all you have to do is take my word and go there. At least once in your life. You’ll be Amazed! Truly!
Now, on to the Hungarian Pastry Shop across from the Great Cathedral. The place is awesome, and without a doubt, one of New York’s Great Cafes, as well of one of my picks for World’s Best Cafes. The place has everything a great cafe needs in order to be considered great, plus one thing many don’t have. They make all their own pastries, cakes, cookies, and absolutely thee Best Croissants in all of New York. OK, they got that, which isn’t a requirement to be in the Great Cafe Class, but it’s definitely a “Plus.” OK, a great cafe also needs a wonderful cozy comfortable ambiance, Great Coffee, a Cool Eclectic Client which includes artists and writers etc., along with a Great Vibe. A must! So yes, The Hungarian Pastry Shop has all of these and in Spades. The place is filled with Columbia and Barnard University students and a sprinkling of faculty I guess. There are writers, local residents, and usually anybody who goes to a cafe, by definition has “Something Going On.” And being a cross from the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, there are tourists, and let’s Thank God for the tourists because other than the parishioners of the church there wouldn’t be many to admire this Great Wonder of New York. As stated earlier, New Yorkers for the most part, don’t even know this Gem of a Cathedral even exists. What a shame. But the tourists do, more so even than the natives. Oh well.
Back to the pastry shop. It is really a wonderful little place. it’s filled with life. The tourists stopping in for a Cappuccino and some sweets, the students studying and what not, writers writing, artists contemplating, and locals having their daily Cup of Joe. I Love it.
Don’t get to go there that often, it’s so far away, about 115 blocks. I live in the Village, the most wonderful neighborhood in new York, and I pretty much have everything I need there.
But Saint John’s is so absolutely wonderful that I think I should try to make a point of shooting up there once every 4-6 weeks. Go into the Cathedral, feel the Majesty, then bop over across the street for a cup of Coffee and a pastry or two. And listen, “You should too. At least Once in your life!”
 
 
The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine and the Hungarian Pastry Shop are both at Amsterdam and 112-113 Street in New York, NY
 
The 1 TRAIN Station is 2 blocks away, and you can take the C Train at 110 Street and Central park West, about 4 blocks walk. Make a whole day of it. Go to Central Park, the Cathedral of course, You can go to “Tom’s” of SEINFELD fame 2 blocks away on Broadway for a Burger, Breakfast or whatever, and a must visit to the Hungarian Pastry Shop Cafe for a Great Day in Columbia heights NY, NY
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by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
 
 
 
 
THE HUNGARIAN PASTRY SHOP
113th & AMSTERDAM

NEW YORK,  NY
 
photos Daniel Bellino Zwicke
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NEW YORK’S BEST CROISSANT A CATHEDRAL & GRANTS TOMB

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BEST CROISSANT In TOWN
THE HUNGARIAN PASTRY SHOP
113th STREET And AMSTERDAM AVENUE
EAST HARLEM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Ever wonder how has “The Best Croissant in Town,” The Town of New York, NY ???
That’s Easy! It’s The Hungarian Pastry Shop up in East Harlem on Amsterdam Avenue at 113th Street, New York, NY …  It’s across the street from the fabulous Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, to me the Coolest and Most Beautiful Cathedral in the World. And can you believe “most New Yorker’s” don’t even know it exist, or have ever heard of it, “Amazing!”
The Hungarian Pastry Shop is a favorite of nearby Columbia University students as well as faculty I’m sure. Not many New Yorker’s know of this wonderful little gem of a Pastry Shop Cafe, other than neighborhood locals, Columbia Students and tourists that might be tempted to drop in for Coffee and taste pastries like Sour Cherry Strudel, Croissants, and Coffee or the Dobos Torte, a Hungarian specialty.
A great “Double-Header” and wonderful way to spend a fine weekend day would be to take a train from wherever you might live in New York City, or if you’re a tourist, take the 1 Train to 116th Street/Columbia University and walk 4 block to 113th and Amsterdam Avenue. Go inside the incredibly beautiful Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Take a tour if possible, or just walk around, sit and contemplate, maybe pray, and just enjoy the beauty and grandeur before you. Take at least a half-hour, an hour or more, you won’t get bored. When you’re finished, go across the street for a coffee and pastry, or the best Croissant in town. Grab a table, sit back, relax and enjoy. And all for just about $10 to $15 total. You couldn’t have a better time, nor see more beauty, or get a a better croissant, not even for 15 Hundred. Believe me!
PS The equally beautiful Riverside Cathedral is only a few blocks from Cathedral of St. John Divine is another beautiful Cathedral, The Riverside Cathedral on Riverside Drive at 119th Street .. And 3 blocks up at Riverside Drive and 122nd Street you’ll find the answer and evidence to that age-old question, “Where is Grant Buried?” In Grant’s Tomb Yes, which is at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive overlooking The Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, NY … How Bout That?