Hidden Grounds Coffee: A Hidden Gem in Jersey City 

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Coffee can be found around every corner in Jersey City. From specialty coffee shops to ones that offer a quick grab-and-go fix, there is no shortage of coffee shops in JC. But, there are always a few that stand out among the rest — a hidden gem of sorts. Enter Hidden Grounds Coffee. Hidden Grounds Coffee has the tranquil atmosphere to help you crank out your next novel or nurse your sunglasses-on hangover back to health all while serving tasty + satisfying drinks. Keep reading to learn more about Hidden Grounds Coffee, a hidden gem in Jersey City.

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About Hidden Grounds

Located at 148 1st Street, on the first floor of the Art House, climb a few steps to this 435 square foot coffee mecca. Here you’ll find a mix of choose your own adventure options, with a wide selection of coffee produced through different methods of brewing. From the lighter, specialty beans to the dark-roasted classics, the barista’s put care into every cup they brew. Not only will they etch Instagrammable works of art into each foamy surface, but they’ll teach you exactly how they do it {check out their latte art classes here}.

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What’s on the Menu

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Beyond coffee, guests will also be greeted by an ever-rotating food menu that outlines the made-to-order bagels, toasts, and sandwiches of the day. A sign reads, “We are a company full of people learning new things + refining our processes in order to bring you the best product. In order to deliver better value, we have a new food menu which was thoughtfully curated to bring you the most creative food choices you can enjoy.”

Now, on to what you really came for — the drinks. Fight off the flu with the Golden Milk {turmeric + honey + ground spices + almond milk} or add a shot of matcha to the signature Rose Chai. A sign at the bar encourages guests to “filter coffee, not friends,” adding a welcoming atmosphere to re-brew your old friendships or curl up in the corner with a good book. Catering to the eco-friendly vibes of Jersey City, you’ll also find metal straws and biodegradable coffee sleeves at your disposal. Plus, if you’re stopping by post-workout, add CBD to any drink for your aches and pains {or just for fun}.

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Beyond Coffee

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But it’s not the delicious drinks and table nooks that make this coffee bar a hidden gem — it’s your furry friends. Adorning the mirrored wall, you’ll find a string of mini Polaroid pictures of the many four-legged friends who have frequently visited the joint. Many of these Jersey City dogs can be found featured on @hiddenhoundscoffee {the official feature account of the lovable canine customers of Hidden Grounds}. As the temps get cooler, sometimes you just need a warm cup of joe to thaw your fingers after the dog run and that’s why you’ll love Hidden Grounds.

If you live in Hoboken, check out Hidden Ground’s sister locations — the  Hoboken Cafe located on the corner of 7th and Garden or Simply-Chai at 79 Hudson Street. They also have delivery options so you can continue to #shoplocal across all the neighborhoods of Jersey City.

Have you been to Hidden Grounds? What did you order? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Born and raised in Madison, this authentic Jersey tomato has ripened in Hudson County for the last seven years. As a graduate of Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Chloe’s been nerding out over Excel spreadsheets {and stalking you on the internet} since she took her first internship at Efficient Frontier in NYC. Don’t let her college choice fool you, she is a diehard Met’s fan and has the weathered scorebook to prove it. When she’s not dodging armpits and elbows on the PATH, she can usually be found watching Jurassic Park {the original, obviously} for the billionth time, talking to every Jersey City dog she passes, or finishing the last slice of pizza.