New Jersey foodies don’t have to leave the state to eat their way around the world. There are even a few Australian restaurants in Hudson County to transport taste buds straight to Oz. Australian cafes have started popping up in Jersey City + Hoboken and it’s easier than ever to find a flat white, sausage roll, or meat pie in the area — no passport or jet lag required. Keep reading to learn more about the Australian restaurants in Hoboken + Jersey City.
Bluestone Lane | 409 Washington Street, Hoboken + 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City
Bluestone Lane is an Australian-style cafe inspired by Melbourne’s coffee culture. Hoboken and Jersey City both have Bluestone Lane locations and each features all-day brekkie, pastries, coffee, and seasonal wraps and bowls. Menu highlights are smashed avocado toast, flat whites, and an Aussie iced coffee which is made with a double shot of espresso, vanilla ice cream, and milk. HG pro tip: The Bluestone Lane app often gives users $1 flat whites at the end of the week to celebrate “Flat White Fridays.”
Boomerang Bites | 152 Newark Street
Boomerang Bites is a Jersey City-based bakery that recently had a soft opening for its new brick-and-mortar in Hoboken. The women-owned bakery is run by Andrea Rizvi who was born and raised in Australia and wanted to bring Aussie ‘slice’ recipes to her new American home. Andrea has sold her pastries from local cafes over the past few years but with the new permanent location, it will be easier than ever to get Australian baked goods, dips, and flatbreads right in Hoboken.
Bourke Street Bakery | 331 Marin Boulevard
Bourke Street Bakery first opened on Bourke Street in Sydney, Australia in 2004 and has since expanded to multiple locations in Australia, NYC, and Jersey City. Sourdough and sausage rolls are the bakery’s signatures but the entire pastry case is filled with tempting treats. The bakery has a frozen section for those who want to bring home a classic Aussie meat pie or sausage roll.
CoolVines | 276 Grove Street + 350 Warren Street
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CoolVines is not a restaurant but hear us out: it belongs on this list because it’s one of the only places in the area where wine lovers can find Australian wines. Aus is especially known for its shiraz and chardonnay and the helpful staff at CoolVines can help shoppers pick out the perfect Australian bottle for their next wine night.
Frankie | 264 Grove Street
Frankie is an Australian-inspired restaurant located right next door to the CoolVines on Grove Street. The menu is a nod to co-founder Rowen’s Sydney home and the wine menu includes a few Australian producers. Frankie is a staple in the Jersey City brunch scene and guests can order a “Full Aussie” made with two eggs, smoked salmon, avocado + Bourke Street sourdough, Vegemite toast, or a Tim Tam milkshake.
Maggie’s Farm Espresso | 88 Morgan Street
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This Australian-style coffee shop has a welcoming vibe with tons of seating inside + outside, large windows, and plants. The menu has avocado toast, bircher muesli, salads, and pastries along with a variety of espresso drinks. HG pro tip: This is one of the cafes in Jersey City where guests can find Boomerang Bites.
Wattle Cafe | 351 Marin Boulevard
Wattle Cafe opened a Jersey City location last year in the lobby of the 351 Marin apartment building. The cafe was founded by Ana Ivkosic, an Australian-born Certified Health Coach. The cafe is ideal for remote workers or anyone who wants to curl up with a flat white and a good book. There’s tons of seating, outlets, and natural light. The menu features colorful pitaya bowls, gluten-free waffles, toasts, and coffee from Abbotsford Road, a Brooklyn-based roastery with Australian roots.