2 Chain Coffee Shops Opening in Hoboken Within Blocks of Each Other

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If you live in downtown Hoboken, there’s news on the scene: two new coffee shops are set to open within blocks of each other in the Mile Square. Enter Gregory’s Coffee, spotted by a savvy Hoboken Girl reader on River Street, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, taking over the NestSeekers space at 89 Hudson. Read on to learn what we know so far about the new chains.

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The Skinny on Gregorys Coffee

Gregorys Coffee, which touts itself as a “family-owned specialty coffee brand with a focus on lifestyle and wellness,” currently has 32 branches on the East Coast, including two in Jersey City, and Hoboken will be the shop’s next place to call home. If you text the information number on their Instagram page {917-383-0636} and ask when they’re opening, like one Hoboken Girl reader did, you’ll get the 411.

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Read more: A Guide to the Coffee Shops of Hoboken 

According to the coffee shop’s website, and some loyal followers, Gregorys, founded back in 2006 by Gregory Zamfotis, is more than just coffee it’s a lifestyle. And, while you can always order a cup of joe, or a bag of coffee to make your favorite blend in the comfort of your own home, there’s also a sizable list of baked goods (muffins, croissants, scones…you get the gist) and grab and go items, with a number of vegan and gluten-free options.

 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States is nesting at the NestSeekers space on River Street in Hoboken this holiday season: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

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Herb and Mona Hyman founded the chain back in Southern California in 1963, after a trip to Europe that inspired them to start their own shop with the same vibes they experienced overseas. That first shop drew some Hollywood A-listers, and quickly made a name for itself by brewing up only the top 1% of Arabica beans from the world’s best-growing regions in East Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific.

Now, decades later, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has over 300 locations in the United States alone — and quite a number across the globe. They’ve grown into the largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the States. The shop sells premium coffees by the cup, K-cups, or beans, along with a large assortment of teas, and ice blended drinks. There’s also a seasonal menu offering up such specialties as Hibiscus Mint Tea and a Tiramisu Ice Blended drink. And for the dairy-averse, a full selection of alternative milks {oat, almond, or coconut} is available.

 

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Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, Alena visited Hoboken {her parents’ hometown} regularly as a little girl and has always had a soft spot for the Mile Square. With family roots in the town’s fire department, she has been a proud resident of our fair city since attending graduate school at The New School in NYC. Alena began her career as a beat reporter at a small newspaper, before finding her groove as a development professional in the non-profit field. She has a passion for helping others, a penchant for writing, and is excited to get back to her journalism roots. When she’s not raising funds or following up on a scoop, Alena is practicing yoga, listening avidly to true crime podcasts, reading a great book, gallivanting with friends, and missing Schitt’s Creek.