New to Jersey City, Belle Ame Café Opens Its Doors

Brand new to the Jersey City scene, Belle Ame Cafe located at 76 Cottage Street has officially opened. The Journal Square-based cafe specializes in Nicaraguan coffee, espresso, and lattes as well as healthy eats. Read on to learn what we know about the opening of Belle Ame Cafe in Jersey City.

Belle Ame Cafe

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Translating to “Beautiful Soul” in French, Belle Ame Cafe launched on July 10th directly in the middle of Chilltown’s busiest neighborhoods – Journal Square, near the PATH station. To kick off the grand opening, the cafe had a night of live music for its first wave of customers – an event that locals can look forward to regularly at the new spot.

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The Menu

Belle Ame Cafe

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The cafe partnered with Cafe Integral to bring authentic Nicaraguan coffee beans to Jersey City. Patrons can expect coffee options like espresso, lattes, and a classic cup o’ Joe. Other fresh juices and teas like the Tropical Matcha.

Belle Ame Cafe

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As far as food goes, a mix of healthy, quick bites is the theme of the menu. The cafe teased photos of a few times on Instagram including the vibrant watermelon radish avocado bread, homemade meatballs, frittata, burrata salad, French pan bagnat, Swiss quiche, and more.

Baked goods include a selection of Brazilian classics like cheese bread.

The Vibe

Belle Ame Cafe

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The vibes of the cafe is relaxing, modern, and overall pretty cool. A portrait of NY rap legend Biggie hangs in the center of the shop as is surrounded by a mixture of real and faux greenery, giving it an earthy touch.

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The menu is written on a charming chalkboard and the tea and coffee grains live in mason jars stationed along the bottom of the menu.

Belle Ame Cafe

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Belle Ame Cafe is open Monday-Friday from 7AM – 4PM and Saturday – Sunday from 8AM – 3PM. Follow the cafe on Instagram at @belleamecafe to stay in the know on the latest happenings.

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.