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The Best Cafes + Coffee Shops in Bayonne

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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Now and then {or every day for some} we need a little pick-me-up, a good old Cup-of-Joe, and a warm, sweet treat to set our day off on the right foot. Bayonne is another Hudson County city that boasts charming cafes with delicious coffee and classic bistro dishes. From a California-style cafe serving up hearty house blends to traditional Asian treats sold at an almost-hidden cafe, there is something for everyone. The best part is that there is outdoor seating available for all of these cafes. Read on to discover some of the best cafes in Bayonne.

Une Tasse Cafe {1052 Broadway Avenue}

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Nestled on the corner of the town’s busiest avenue, Une Tasse Cafe has a simple and straightforward menu with classic options. There are six coffee options and they are all espresso-based. Options include a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, Americano, cortado, flat white, and of course, espresso shots {single and double}. Similar to the coffee menu, there are six food options with something for every palette. The bagels with gourmet spreads, classic Reuben panini, and egg and cheese wrap are safe bets, but if you’re in the mood to experiment, opt for the arepas {sweet corn patties with mozzarella cheese}.

Cafe Nomis {493 Broadway Avenue}

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Located inside a Verizon store, this cafe didn’t stop at coffee, it introduced bubble tea {over 30 flavors to choose from and mix}, smoothies {strawberry, cherry, apple, and more}, and tea {chai, Thai, matcha green, black milk} to the beverage menu. Pro-tip, every Tuesday and Thursday they sell Gimbap, Korean-style sushi that is shaped in triangles. Other pastries include a chili cheese danish with a pinch of spice, paninis, muffins, and more. This cafe also specializes in desserts. Customers can find custard-filled desserts, several flavors of cheesecake, and other treats. The fan-favorite is the Taiyaki, a Japanese fish-shaped, palm-sized cake that typically comes with a sweet filling.

Perk Up Cafe {317 Broadway Avenue}

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Hot coffee, iced coffee, breakfast, specialty breakfast, this cafe has everything you could need to perk up your morning. Think lattes, herbal tea, frappes, and iced tea, there’s a little bit of everything. The specialty breakfast options boast in wraps and sandwiches like the Belly Buster {taylor ham, bacon, ham, egg, and cheese in a wrap}, The Beverly {prosciutto, arugula, tomato, scallion cream cheese on a toasted bagel with red wine vinegar and olive oil}, and the Protein Wrap {avocado, black beans, eggs, onions, and salsa}. Avocado enthusiasts, this one’s for you, there are five avocado toast options. Other dishes include several takes on grilled cheese, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, and classic breakfast platters.

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Clutch Moto {590 Avenue C}

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This specialty cafe has a California-style approach to the coffee and culture of the shop. The interior design is modern industrial meets mid-century-style {aka totally Instagram-worthy}. House blends like The Clutch {cinnamon and piloncillo}, and The Lane Splitter {two shots of espresso with condensed milk} are the shining stars of the menu. Other brews like Las Flores {espresso, milk, and maple syrup}, Mulholland {abuelita cocoa, espresso, and milk}, and Angel’s Crest {matcha, milk, and ginseng} are a must-try.

Bake N’ Brew Cafe {164B Broadway Avenue}

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One of the most charming cafes in town, Bake N’ Brew sits side-by-side with another Bayonne favorite, The Little Boho Bookshop. Just a few blocks away from the Bayonne Museum, this home-style bakery that serves breakfast all day, smoothies, and of course, coffee. A few beverage items to take note of are the hot cider, oat-chatta latte, and the golden latte {turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk}. No cafe would be complete without bagels, croissants, muffins, and cones. Unique to the cafe are dishes like PB&J Brioche, Franks in a Blanket {beef hot dogs wrapped in signature Brioche dough}, and matcha pound cake.

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The Little Food Cafe {330 John F. Kennedy Boulevard}

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Established in 2001, this cafe was founded by a Bayonne native. The menu is broken down by the days of the week. Customers can score grilled chicken and veggies, wraps, and burgers on the lunch menu served Monday through Saturday. In need of a new Sunday brunch spot? This cafe is serving up skillets, omelets, breakfast fajitas, waffles, pancakes — you name it. The catering services can come in handy for personal or corporate events, as the menu is extensive. From pasta to meat to seafood, there is truly something for everyone.


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