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Sep 20, 2008 01:15 PM

Best Coffee Houses/Bars in NJ?

Anyone have a good list or any recommendations.

Had a hankering to go to the Inkwell today in Long Branch, I dig that place a lot (we'll I did when I was younger) but after the 40 minute drive, I remembered it was closed on Saturdays during the day (fiance actually looked inside and thought it was closed for renovations?)


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  1. I'm a big fan of Espresso Joe's on Front St in Keyport. I'm not sure what area you were looking for, but I've always enjoyed this place.

    1. Try No-Joe's Cafe in Red Bank...pretty good place..especially if the weather is nice and you can sit out on the street.

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      1. re: TedyB

        Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them a try!

      2. Over the weekend CH, amv, recommended Tavolo Pronto in Fair Haven for breakfast and I would add that their coffee bar is top notch.

        1. I like Jersey Shore Coffee Roasters in Leonardo. A very relaxing place, right on RT 36. Their pastries are from The Flaky Tart.
          64b Thompson Ave.
          Leonardo, NJ 07737
          (732) 291-0505

          Also, the place is right on the highway, but the neighborhood in back is charming. You can walk a few blocks and view the Bay.

          1. Nothings better than Small World Cafe in Princeton!

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            1. re: mearphird

              Seconding that! It's my favorite stop whenever I'm in the area.