Whether you call it java, a cup of joe, or the elixir of the gods, there’s nothing like a warm mug of freshly brewed coffee to get the day started for busy moms. NJ is chock full of coffee shops brewing up #NJMOM fuel, from the classic cup made with organic beans when you’re craving something pure and simple to unique specialty flavors if you’re more of a triple shot vanilla latte with almond milk kind of mama. Scroll on for this list of local NJ coffee shops guaranteed to give you the perfect pick-me-up.
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Find The Best Cup of Coffee at These 33 Local NJ Coffee Shops
Northern NJ coffee shops
With one shop in Hoboken and another in Jersey City, these cozy cafés are definitely favorites in Hudson County. Plus, you can get vegan and gluten-free pastries here. Currently open for pickup and delivery only, try a cold brew six-pack to go for your next coffee date with friends.
1002 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
140 River Drive South, Jersey City, NJ 07310
This local NJ coffee shop is right by the PATH and Hoboken train station, so it’s the perfect place to grab a cup from on your morning commute. It even supports other local businesses by selling locally made snacks and treats.
1 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
In addition to top-notch coffee, this welcoming space is all about wellness and nutrition. The cafe, which works in collaboration with its sister brand Boho Hair Salon, serves up healthy bites (many that are vegan and gluten-free), fresh juices, and smoothies that you can enhance with boosters like collagen and ashwagandha. Boho often brings in pop-ups and workshops to foster a feeling of community.
113 Watchung Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
If you’re walking anywhere nearby, the aroma of coffee will lead you right to Empire Coffee & Tea Co. It’s a coffee lover’s dream because of the huge selection of gifts and house-roasted beans. Though there are a few tables and Wi-Fi, it’s best suited as a grab-and-go coffee shop.
338 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
The Fine Grind is one of the most versatile local coffee shops in the area. The early morning and late-night hours make it the perfect place to read a book or catch up with friends. Whether you prefer a classic cup of coffee or a creative concoction like a S’mores latte, this is your place. Plus, the menu offers vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free food and drink options, so there’s something for everyone there.
101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike (rt 23 south), Little Falls, NJ 07424
239 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470
Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
This café’s exposed brick walls are lined with colorful accessories for purchase like French presses, coffee grinders, and handmade ceramic and bone china mugs. Greene’s Beans focuses on roasting single-origin coffees, roasted to their optimal level, allowing it to display its unique “gout de terroir.” Basically, you can taste all the characteristics of where it was grown, which makes the flavor absolutely amazing. Don’t forget to try a nitrogen-infused cold brew!
313 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840
31 Theatre Center, Sparta, NJ 07871
With a slogan of “more than just coffee,” Intrinsic Café has not only a great selection of coffee but a wide range of tea (including bubble tea) and café foods. You’ll always find people hanging out or catching up on work using the free Wi-Fi whenever this popular local spot is open.
5 Sussex Avenue, Newark, NJ 0710
When Montclair locals need a good cup of coffee, Java Love never fails. It has unique flavor combinations, Wi-Fi, and seating so you can relax and enjoy your coffee and treats. This NJ coffee shop has a great community vibe too, hosting events like knitting circles, coffee classes, and game nights.
49 Church Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
244 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
This Instagram-worthy cafe not only gives you a fantastic cup of coffee, but it’s also a great place to work. Sitting by the windows overlooking the Hudson will put you in such a good mood. Plus, Kuppi Coffee also has an excellent selection of food options in addition to the drink menu.
725 River Road, Unit 47, Edgewater, NJ 07020
With three locations in Jersey City, modcup coffee will keep you energized throughout the day. The baristas are friendly, knowledgeable and they appreciate their customers. Next time you need a pick-me-up, you won’t regret grabbing a cup of coffee from modcup.
25 Senate Place, Jersey City, NJ 07306
479 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Harborside Financial Center, 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
This whimsical cafe, newly opened in May, offers delicious coffee and decadent milkshakes, along with gourmet brunch offerings and fresh pastries. With the goal of bringing people together, Sugar Tree Cafe elevates the typical coffee shop experience and takes you away from your usual grind.
358 Passaic Avenue, Nutley NJ 07110
This local NJ coffee shop roasts fresh beans and takes pride in brewing each cup of coffee to perfection. Its inviting atmosphere and menu featuring breakfast sandwiches and pastries (read: delicious macarons) make it the perfect spot to hang out or get work done (thanks to the free Wi-Fi).
17 Beechwood Road, Summit, NJ 07901
Central NJ coffee shops
A cup of coffee from Asbury Park Roastery is a must-try. Most of their coffees are organic, and you can purchase them by cup or bag. We prefer whole beans and grinding at home, but that’s just a preference of freshness. With two locations in Asbury Park, it’s a favorite among locals.
803 Second Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 (Grand Arcade at Convention Hall)
With the tagline “brewed with love,” this local NJ coffee shop puts a little extra TLC into making every beverage. Just a few of the super creative offerings here are blue lavender lattes, reishi mochas, and coconut matcha. Batch also serves wraps, smoothies, and several healthy grab-and-go options so that you won’t be late for the school car line.
99 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ
Not only is the coffee here delicious, but you get to see the entire roasting process while you wait. There’s plenty of seating and free Wi-Fi at Black River Roasters, making it the perfect spot to hang out while enjoying a fresh cup of joe.
424 US Highway 22 W, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
A unique ambiance, freshly roasted coffee made to order, and baked goods to snack on make this local NJ coffee shop one of the best in the Jersey Shore area. Get comfortable because it has seating and Wi-Fi.
Locations in Asbury Park, Fair Haven, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Holmdel, and Matawan
Better give yourself some extra time to shop when you head to Coffee at Noon in Spring Lake and Bay Head. Sure, you’ll get an excellent espresso or chai latte, but you’ll also find yourself inside Noon Design Shops, where you can browse for some of the cutest jewelry, home goods, and body care items around. What mom doesn’t appreciate a little multitasking?
524 Lake Avenue, Bay Head, NJ
1221 3rd Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ
With a charming wood and red brick exterior that resembles a livestock corral and accents like horseshoe door pulls, this coffee shop is seriously appealing to our equestrian dreams. It also helps that they have a light menu, including delicious bites like strawberry Nutella paninis and cinnamon buns. On a nice day, take your drink outside and grab a seat at one of the wooden tables outside in the grassy area.
177 Dr. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, NJ
Locals love this NJ coffee shop because of its cozy and comfortable atmosphere that reminds them of home. The comfy chairs and couches placed around the electric fireplace, plus free Wi-Fi, make you feel like you’re sitting in your living room. If you prefer the fresh air, you can still enjoy your coffee and baked goods while dining al fresco.
931 Amboy Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
This family-owned shop is located in the same place as Playa Bowls and Coney Waffle so that you can get your caffeine fix along with your acai bowls and Sideshow Shakes. Catching up on work is easy with free Wi-Fi and outdoor seating. To make this local coffee shop even better, it offers great lattes like banana split and peanut butter chocolate.
803 Ocean Avenue, Belmar, New Jersey 07719
You might be wondering why an ice cream shop is on this list, but it’s no mistake. Cookman Creamery makes floats and milkshakes with Coffee Surf Co. coffee so that you can have ice cream with a caffeine kick.
711 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Factory Fuel Co. serves a full range of espresso-based and brewed Counter Culture coffees, Chai teas, and other teas, as well as fresh-out-of-the-oven pastries. It’s also a hub for the creative community, hosting open mic nights, storytelling sessions, and more.
2 Stangl Rd., Flemington, NJ
With a corporate office and distribution center based in Atlantic Highlands, Fair Mountain Coffee Roasters offers visitors to its coffee shop a personally roasted cup of delicious fair trade and organic coffee.
171 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Grover’s Mill Coffee House is an invasion themed-shrine to the historic 1938 radio drama, “War of the Worlds” (Martians were said to have landed in Grover’s Corner at that time), and it has the decor to match. They’re also well-known for Thursday open night mics, and of course, whipping up aromatic coffees, including some infused with CBD, for an out-of-this-world experience.
295 Princeton Hightstown Rd., West Windsor, NJ
With two LBI locations just steps from the beach, this full-service coffeehouse aims to be an extension of your living room, office, and social center all at the same time. You won’t ever want to leave once you settle into the chill atmosphere of these shops and get a taste of the locally roasted coffee, yummy desserts, and savory bites like sandwiches and salads.
8 N. Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ
14 W. 19th, Barnegat Light, NJ
This adorable café in Lavallette offers breakfast, lunch, and many unique coffee flavors that go beyond the usual caramel and hazelnut (think: marshmallow and cupcake). With Wi-Fi and some seating, be sure to get there early to enjoy breakfast while working on your laptop at this local coffee shop.
500 Grand Central Avenue, Lavallette, NJ 08735
Featuring locally sourced ingredients, the Local Market has a wide range of coffee drinks and so much more, such as gourmet prepared foods and a fully stocked bakery. In addition, the venue offers a full slate of live entertainment.
604 Central Avenue, Ship Bottom, NJ
Rojo’s roasts beans in Lambertville and has a café in both Lambertville and Princeton. The tables are limited, but you might want to snag a seat to enjoy the free Wi-Fi with your cup of coffee.
243 N Union Street #10, Lambertville, NJ 08530
33 Palmer Square W, Princeton, NJ 08542
If you’re in the Jersey Shore area and need to grab a coffee and go, don’t worry because there’s sure to be a Rook around you somewhere. The two owners promise quality, simplicity, and experience with every cup of coffee they serve.
Locations in Long Branch, Oakhurst, Wall Township, Little Silver, Red Bank, Holmdel, Colts Neck, and Manalapan
Despite the name, the flavor of these drinks is anything but small. It’s another favorite spot around this area for bringing a laptop or a book to read. Be sure to bring cash because credit cards are not accepted.
14 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
254 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Southern NJ coffee shops
Casciano’s is a charming, family-owned shop in downtown Hammonton that will always make you a perfect cup of coffee. Because it offers light food options and a full coffee menu, it is a perfectly cozy place to get some work done.
212 Bellevue Avenue (Rt. 54), Hammonton, NJ 08037
Although this NJ coffee shop is tiny, the staff will provide you with the best coffee experience possible. It has Wi-Fi and a few seats, so you’ll be able to grab a space if you get there early enough.
3 Second Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08312
With beans roasted on-site and this local spot’s cozy atmosphere, customers come here for a no-fluff, grab-and-go coffee experience. It offers 10 to 15 different roasts, so every type of coffee lover will be pleased.
1 North Main Street, Suite E, Medford, New Jersey 08055
What’s your favorite local NJ coffee shop? Let us know in the comments!