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Hybrid Coffee Returns to Downtown Jersey City

From a charming rustic coffee shop on wheels in Exchange Place to a beautiful storefront in the Jersey City Heights located at 10 Cambridge Avenue, Hybrid Coffee has announced that it will be returning to downtown Jersey City in the form of a storefront located at 398 Manila Avenue. The owner, Evan Santiago, posted a message on Instagram thanking his Heights neighborhood clientele and reintroducing Hybrid to the downtown neighborhood. He reassures us the new location will maintain all of the charm and spirit that Hyrbid is known for. Read on to learn what we know about Hybrid Coffee relocating in Jerse City.

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About Hybrid Coffee

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Hybrid offers a variety of choices to satisfy any caffeine craving every day — espresso drinks, drip coffee, single-origin pour-overs, nitro cold brew, and even hot chocolate. Oat, almond, and dairy milk options are available too. For a non-coffee option, try the wild berry hibiscus or peach iced teas.

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Different pastries are were delivered daily courtesy of Hoboken’s own Choc-o-Pain, a partner and good friend of Hybrid, as well as from other local artisans.

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Breakfast staples like french toast, avocado toast, and oatmeal were also served at the cafe.

Moving Locations

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In a heartfelt post, Evan explains the move, stating, ” Guys, COVID really sucked but it did produce one good thing: it brought the best out of my team—we’re freakin’ strong.” It continued, ” This post comes from a bitter-sweet place. The move is a good thing. Growth and change is something we all should embrace, but it’s always hard to move away from the people you’ve grown to love and appreciate.”

“To my Heights fam: Thank you for trusting & believing in us, we couldn’t have pushed through this season without you. As a resident of Jersey City Heights, our Heights location has been very near & dear to our heart,” the post continued.

“To our Downtown Jersey City fam: What’s good ya’ll! Some of you might remember us when we were at Exchange Place in our little 1970’s horse trailer. Wellll, we’re back with a few upgrades to say the least.”

About The Owner

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An ode to travel, family, and community, the Hybrid Coffee truck serves the full European espresso experience to its guests. Owner Evan Santiago, a Jersey City resident who is of Puerto Rican and Italian descent opened the cafe in Jersey City’s Harborside on April 8th this year, pursuing his entrepreneurship dream.

While traveling in Sorrento, Italy, Evan spent time at local cafes, watching Italians one-by-one rapidly order from a large espresso bar. After witnessing this efficiency and studying the art of coffee, he opened Hybrid.

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Evan immersed himself in everything there is to know about coffee. After studying design from some of the best fine artists and architects he knew, Evan visited local coffee shops to get insight into owning one himself. He asked baristas about the process, beans, grinds, and really learned the art + science of coffee.

A real people person, Evan appreciates the Jersey City community and wants to invest in the place he lives. He likes to say he’s Hoboken-born, but Jersey City bred where he’s spent most of his life.

“As we progress with the build-out, I’ll be posting updates because it’s important that you’re part of the progress/process,” Evan concluded in the Instagram post announcing the move. To stay in the know about Hybrid Coffee’s plans, follow the shop on Instagram.

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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.