The Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Hoboken, New Jersey

Courtesy of Bluestone Lane Hoboken
Courtesy of Bluestone Lane Hoboken
Photo of Katherine Oakes
24 February 2018

Despite it only being one square mile, Hoboken has a surprising amount of cafés and coffee shops. Finding your local coffee shop is an important part of being a local and a highlight of being a visitor. So, whether or not you’re a native or an out-of-towner, here are the best cafés and coffee shops in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Bluestone Lane

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
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Bluestone Lane
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The chic Aussie-style coffee shop Bluestone Lane has recently opened its doors on Washington Street, and coffee lovers everywhere are rejoicing. Bringing its signature Gold Coast vibe and fun, modern interior to the East Coast, Bluestone offers popular menu items such as avocado smash toast, and their expert baristas brew sustainable coffee. Plus, you can sip on something warm on their outdoor patio on sunny days.

The Roost Outpost

Cafe, Contemporary
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Even though it’s right around the corner from the famous Carlo’s Bake Shop, The Roost Outpost can still draw a crowd. Its vintage look and feel combined with its comfy and laid-back vibe create a welcoming ambiance for friends to hang out in and enjoy a pour-over cup or Nitro-brewed coffee. The Roost Outpost also houses a small marketplace where you can purchase artisan and lifestyle goods.

Black Rail Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, $$$
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Black Rail Coffee, Hoboken
Black Rail Coffee, Hoboken | Courtesy of Black Rail Coffee

On the border of Hoboken and Jersey City, Black Rail Coffee is so good that they can serve two towns. Swing by this cozy yet lofty and minimalist café to fuel up on hot pour-over coffee, espresso, and their Sandwich of the Month.

Jefferson’s Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary
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At this café, there’s more to a cup of coffee than meets the eye. The heritage and inspiration behind Jefferson’s Coffee is a family roasting plant in Tucson, Arizona. Today, you can come here for fresh-roasted coffee beans and local dairy products that go into creating espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.

City of Saints

Cafe, Contemporary
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At their third and only New Jersey location, Hoboken’s City of Saints coffee shop prides themselves on having integrity, ethics, and undeniably delicious coffee. With an unabashedly unapologetic motto, “drink what you like,” City of Saints makes flavorful cups in a stylish storefront that has a distinctly mid-century mod style.

Bean Vault Coffee

Cafe, Contemporary, $$$
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Bean Vault Coffee, NJ
Bean Vault Coffee, NJ | Courtesy of Bean Vault Coffee

Located right near the waterfront walkway and only a few blocks from the ferry, train and PATH station, Bean Vault Coffee is perfect for grabbing a coffee on your way to work or a weekend walk. It’s a welcoming and rustic shop with plenty of sweet treats, too.

Bwè Kafe

Cafe, Tea Room, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Tea , $$$
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Bwè kafe means “drink coffee” in Haitian. Coffee shop owner and philanthropist Maryanne Fike opened Bwè Kafe as a means of supporting her foundation, Love for Haiti/The Ark Project, which funds and assists youth education programs for children in Haiti. At Bwè Kafe, they serve Haitian-style coffee and baked goods, but it’s the mission and heart of the coffee shop that truly makes an impact.