• Choc O Pain French Bakery + Cafe Opens 4th Location {in Hoboken}

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    It’s not hard to fall in love with Choc O Pain French Bakery + Cafe on 1st Street in Hoboken. With its delicious aroma of bread, coffee, and chocolate as well as its cozy chic environment, this spot is an HG fave for a cup of coffee or tea and some baked goodies in Hoboken. And they’ve expanded, three-fold {but we’re not surprised}. After opening two locations in Jersey City {530 Jersey Avenue and 330-332 Palisade Avenue in the Heights}, Choc O Pain has opened its 4th in the Hudson Tea building in Hoboken.

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    Here’s a bit more about this Hudson County staple and its expansions:

    Oh, and did we mention the macaroons? No? Well, we do below. Keep reading…

    Choc o pain bakery hoboken jersey city

    When you walk into Choc O Pain, you feel like you have momentarily stepped inside of a European cafe. There is French music playing and fresh flowers along with bread and pastries galore. You’ll legit feel like you’re in Paris… not complaining.  

    The lovely thing about this little bakery is that it is independently owned and operated. The owner is actually French and that relaxed and quaint vibe embodies the locale.

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    So quaint, in fact, that people have been known to do their engagement shoots here.

    As far as coffee and teas, Choc O Pain has an extensive menu. We suggest the Rooibos tea — though if you want to sweeten it up a bit, you can add a bit of agave nectar {organic, of course}.

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    And don’t just take our word for it — HG friends who have come to Choc O Pain with us rave about everything, from the bread to the sandwiches to the actual choc au pain. An HG fave? The macaroons and petit kouigns may take the cake. All are deeelish. Below are the chocolate, lemon, and salted caramel macaroons. So good, soooo good.

    More pastries…

    For the gluten intolerant, they do have one gluten-free item: gluten-free chocolate cake!

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    And if you’re into baking and hands-on classes, the downtown location just started offering macaron baking classes. We can speak from first-hand experience that it’s tons of fun.

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    This is the kind of place that makes supporting local business easy. Whether you just want to grab espresso on the go or sit down and enjoy the FREE Wifi with an iced coffee and a croque monsieur, Choc O Pain is the place to go. Congrats on location #4!

    Have you been? Tell us about your fave goodies!


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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