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Coffee Shop Lovers Roundup

From single-origin coffee beans to nitro cold brew coffee, New Jersey coffee shops are serving up all kinds of trendy and specialty drinks to satisfy coffee connoisseurs. Find your perfect cup at these coffee shops around the state. 

Boxwood Coffee Roasters

Take in the bright, contemporary ambience at this family-run coffee shop in Summit and Westfield, where single-origin coffees and custom blends serve as the foundation of all types of coffee drinks, from pour-overs to lattes. Or opt for a seasonal drink, like lavender lemonade in the summer or an eggnog latte in the winter. Don’t forget to pair your beverage with a fresh pastry or cookie.

Café Volan

A hipster haven with an abbreviated menu, this no-frills café in Asbury Park is known for its straightforward selections—Americano, cold brew, espresso, chai lattes and more—and its ever-changing toast specials (be sure to try the beloved avocado toast). 

Coffee Corral

Specializing in Arabica beans roasted on-site, this Red Bank coffee joint boasts more than 15 single-origin coffees, cold brew and organic roasts, making it easy for every type of coffee lover to find something satisfying. You’ll also find organic premium teas by Flying Bird Botanicals, gourmet espresso drinks and smoothies packed with fresh ingredients.

Endgrain Coffee Bar

This cozy little café in Pitman and Collingswood has a small menu that packs a punch. Specialty drinks like creamy cold brew on nitro, freshly made pour-over coffee and seasonal specials (think cold brew lemonade shandy and hot apple cider) garner a dedicated following.

Jersey Java & Tea Co.

Sourcing small-batch coffee beans from an ever-rotating selection of roasters, this café in Haddonfield supports small businesses with its handcrafted coffee drinks. Be sure to order a slice of the five freshly baked quiches made on-site, such as goat cheese and red pepper. Bonus: Grab some of their muffin batter to-go, so you can have fresh-baked coffee-shop muffins at home.

Roast'd Coffee

While this airy coffee shop—with locations in Hasbrouck Heights, Fort Lee and Franklin Lakes—offers everything from smooth cold brews to imported teas, its freshly roasted pour-over coffee is the main draw. Take your pick from a variety of bean and roast options (as well as organic and fair-trade selections), and enjoy a crisp cup of coffee.

Modcup Coffee

With its midcentury modern vibe and three locations in Jersey City (plus an espresso bar on wheels), this chain is an energizing place to get a much-needed dose of caffeine. From its “gold label” coffee (the best seasonal java they offer) to its nitro cold brew coffee, there are plenty of ways to put some pep in your step.

Out There Coffee

Located just blocks from the beach, this coffee shop in Cape May is the perfect spot to stop for a pick-me-up to kick-start your day. Order anything from coffee drinks made with locally roasted beans, specialty tea drinks such as a London Fog (Earl Gray tea with lavender or vanilla flavoring, and steamed milk), or a superfood latte with additions such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil, collagen protein or mushroom extract powder.

Small World Coffee

With two locations (Witherspoon St. & Nassau St.) just a few blocks away from each other, this duo of Princeton cafés exemplifies a cultural, college town atmosphere with monthly art shows, live music events and a menu touting brewed and iced coffees made from locally roasted beans.


Before heading out for your caffeine fix, check the websites and social media of your preferred coffee house for the latest hours, menu offerings and more.