• Inside La Bouche Cafe’s New Washington Street Location in Hoboken

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    La Bouche Café may be new to Washington Street, but the European-inspired eatery is certainly not new to the Mile Square. The original La Bouche has been one of Garden Street’s coziest spots since Chef Esra Yuzer first opened it at 103 Garden back in 2011. Now, La Bouche is hoping to bring the same cozy ambiance {and not to mention, delicious food} to 207 Washington Street in Hoboken after moving there this spring. With breakfast, lunch, and brunch on the menu, Yuzer has served Hobokenites virtually since she moved to the United States from Turkey, where she owned a few eateries in Istanbul before making the move to America. Keep reading to learn all about La Bouche’s new + gorgeous location on Washington Street. 

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    How La Bouche on Washington Came to Be 

    You may remember the 207 Washington Street space from Thumbelina, the former costume jewelry and flower shop that used to occupy the space. Though it’s been vacant for a while, permits for La Bouche were filed back in April and the café opened its new location mid-May.

    La Bouche joins a host of other new eateries that have either already opened or are set to open on Washington Street in Hoboken. Also coming soon are Muteki Ramen {coming to 533 Washington Street} and Piki Poke {coming to 535 Washington Street}.

    The Menu

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    The menu at La Bouche echoes the original food options at the Garden Street location: both French and Mediterranean fare. You’ll find everything from brunch-friendly crepes and eggs {poached, Norweigan, omelets — you name it} to paninis, sandwiches, gyros, and hummus {made from scratch}, brioche French toast, salted caramel Belgian waffles, and more.

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    ^ Check out that French toast

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    ^ Salted caramel Belgian waffles on fleeek {with bacon, no doubt}

    According to La Bouche’s Yelp status, the most popular items on the menu include eggs Benedict, avocado toast eggs, and goat cheese panini.

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    There’s also a ton to drink at La Bouche — no matter what you’re in the mood for. La Bouche has everything from Turkish coffee to traditional masala chai lattes. However, La Bouche has not as of yet filed for a liquor license, so remember to BYOB mimosas to brunch. There is also a MUST-order turmeric latte.

    Food delivery from La Bouche is available on both Seamless and GrubHub if you’re looking for something savory without leaving the comfort of your own home.

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    The Ambiance

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    {Photo credit: @labouchecafe}

    Now that we’ve gotten through the nitty-gritty of the cuisine at La Bouche, let’s get to the ambiance. We mentioned before just how cozy the European-inspired space is. That vibe is all thanks to vintage cabinets and light + airy seating with a view of bustling Washington Street {perfect for people watching}. Add some gorgeous lighting fixtures that hang down from the ceiling and you’ve got yourself the perfect brunch setting. It’s similar to the last space, but slightly larger and brighter — more windows, that’s for sure.

     

    Food photos + exterior shot courtesy of Anastasia Wingate-Piccolomini.

    Have you eaten at the Washington Street La Bouche Café outpost yet? Tell us below!


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    Steph Osmanski is a freelance writer who specializes in sustainability and health and wellness content. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton.