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Where to Find the Best Chocolate Desserts in Hoboken

by Risha Jagadish
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If there is a key to happiness, it’s probably chocolate. There is something so serendipitous about a good chocolate dessert, like a warm molten lava cake served with a scoop of ice cream. From cookies to brownies to cakes and doughnuts, there is something for every sweet tooth in Hoboken, and it is truly worth devouring them all. Whether it is a late-night craving or the day calls for some chocolate cake for breakfast, Hoboken has it all. Read on to discover some of the best spots to grab a chocolate dessert in Hoboken.

Alessio’s | 539 Park Avenue

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Located in the heart of Hoboken, Alessio’s has an expansive Italian breakfast and lunch menu while also serving up some delicious coffee and a flavorful selection of gelato for the sweet-tooth crowd. Diners can’t go wrong with the Nutella pizza or rainbow cookies!

Anthony David’s | 953 Bloomfield Street

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There are plenty of reasons to stop by this Hoboken gem: the Eggs Benedict, a cocktail menu, and plenty of options for dessert. Pictured above is the Ice Box Cake. The crispiness of the graham crackers combined with the moistness of the chocolate pudding makes every bite worth it. Not to forget the famous ‘warm Nutella doughnuts’ which are topped off with powdered sugar.

Antique Bar & Bakery | 122 Willow Avenue

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This iconic spot in Hoboken gets everything right, from the delectable menu to the crafted cocktails. But the team definitely has saved the best for last in the form of its chocolate cake. The warm chocolate cake is moist and delicious and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The vegan chocolate tarte ganache is another must-try from this staple.

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Augustino’s | 1104 Washington Street

Augustinos ice box cake

Patrons who are lucky enough to get a reservation at this coveted Italian restaurant: make sure to get the icebox cake! It’s made of chocolate mousse cake with whipped cream. It’s delish. While there, the chicken parm + everything else on the menu is a must as well.

Barbés | 1300 Park Avenue

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The French Moroccan cuisine paired with live music might be enough reason to visit Barbès, but we’re here to call out another – be sure to try out the chocolate mousse for dessert. 

Belo Bar | 104 Hudson Street

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Belo Bar brings in the fun ambiance through its happy hour deals and the staff is sure to make patrons feel welcome each time. The chocolate lava cake and the chocolate mousse cake are an excellent addition to the menu.

Bin14 | 1314 Washington Street

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Bin14 located in uptown Hoboken has a wonderful ambiance and there is hardly a dish or wine that isn’t delicious. A great treat on the brunch menu is the zeppoles — an Italian pastry consisting of deep-fried dough balls topped with sugar and served with a dipping sauce like Nutella.

Brass Rail | 135 Washington Street

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Everything about Nutella is amazing, but leave it up to the team at the Brass Rail to turn it up a notch with the Nutella Crème Brulee. The crispy exterior guards the creamy Nutella interior and is the perfect end (or start) to your meal.

Choc o Pain | Multiple Locations

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This French bakery serves up some of the best pastries, desserts, and bread in the area. Next time you’re in there, opt for the Flourless Chocolate Heaven Cake, it’s gluten-free, beautiful, and rich in taste. A large cake can serve up to 6-8 people.

Dino + Harry’s | 163 14th Street

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A true OG Hoboken dessert, this Dino and Harry’s delicacy is a must-try for anyone new to town. At the end of the evening, after you’re stuffed with a 48 oz. sirloin and pinot and are listening to the piano player tickling the ivories, end the night with the best part of the meal – the Snowboken. It’s made with vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, marshmallow, crumbled Oreo cookies, and shaved coconut.

Elysian Café | 1001 Washington Street

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While the menu has an array of dishes to satisfy, be sure to save some room for the warm double chocolate sundae at Elysian Cafe – it’s the ultimate blend of chocolate bread pudding, vanilla gelato, and whipped cream. The rich bouchon cake with homemade salted caramel ice cream is also a must-try!

Onieal’s | 343 Park Avenue

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Onieal’s is one of Hoboken’s beloved date-spot restaurants, known for its live music scene and ambiance. Happiness comes in all forms and at Onieal’s it comes in the form of Mississippi Mud Cake and the decadent chocolate milkshake. It is four fun layers of chocolate: a chocolate brownie cake topped with chocolate mousse, which is then topped with brownie crumbles under a chocolate ganache. It is served with homemade whipped cream on the side.

See More: Where to Find the Best Desserts in New Jersey

Otto Strada | 743 Park Avenue

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Wondering what to get for dinner and dessert, why not combine them both? Because the only thing better than pizza is the dark chocolate layer cake filled with a rich chocolate cream. Also, give the Nutella Pizza a shot.

Sorellina | 1036 Washington Street

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Bringing a little bit of Italy back to Hoboken, Sorellina is the perfect spot for an outdoor brunch or delicious dinner. What better way to end the night than digging into one of the chocolate desserts on the menu? The chocolate doughnuts served with peanut butter caramel sauce and a variety of other cheesecake options are worth trying!


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