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When you need a break from the city, The Met Cloisters offers the perfect escape. Start the day at a wonderful neighborhood coffee shop and then head to the beautiful grounds and architecture of the Cloisters strewn along the Hudson showcasing medieval art.

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Cafe BuunniCoffee
Bohemian coffee bar serving Ethiopian brews & other beverages along with sweet & savory baked goods.
(212) 568-8700website
213 Pinehurst Ave, New York, NY 10033

Cafe Buunni is an independent neighborhood coffee shop focused on small-batch roasting. The shop features ethiopian coffee roasted once a week to ensure as-fresh-as-possible pours.

The Met CloistersMuseums
Branch of the Metropolitan, showcasing medieval art in a French monastery overlooking the Hudson.
(212) 923-3700website
99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040

The MET Cloisters is a very unique place. It’s a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan, on a four-acre lot overlooking the Hudson River.

The space isn’t a copy of any specific medieval structure but is an ensemble of historical precedents, with a combination of ecclesiastical and secular spaces arranged in chronological order, including —Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Trie-sur-Baïse, Froville, and elements once thought to have come from Bonnefont-en-Comminges—and from other sites in Europe have been incorporated into the the building.

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