One Two Cup Cafe: A Quaint, Cozy Coffee Shop in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook

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With over 20 neighborhoods, it is no surprise that Jersey City is filled with countless hidden gems being uncovered by locals constantly. One Two Cup Cafe in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood is a local, quaint coffee shop, deemed as a must-try by customers. The cozy cafe is perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch, or a hearty, rotisserie chicken takeout dinner. Read on to learn more about this gem in Paulus Hook, One Two Cup Cafe.

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The Background + Vibe

One Two Cup Cafe is owned by locals, Sayed and Nikita. The cafe opened in October of 2018, but you may have known it by another name, The Thinking Cup. It is now known as One Two Cup Cafe, but its delicious menu items and excellent customer service remain unchanged.

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The cafe is small and cozy, with two small tables outside so guests can sit and enjoy their coffee or lunch alfresco. During non-COVID times, the cafe also offers a few indoor seating options as well. Masks are required when entering the cafe and there is a plexiglass shield at the ordering counter to ensure additional safety and cleanliness. Inside the cafe, there is a vintage record player to serenade customers as they complete their order. Locals who know the cafe describe the workers as friendly, menu items as affordable, and the cafe as a quaint gem, perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch.

The Menu

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Although the cafe may be small, the menu certainly is not. It covers your basic coffee, latte, and tea cravings, but also offers a variety of delicious, breakfast and lunch options, and even dinner entrees for takeout after 5:00PM. Many of the menu items are inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean such as the Hummy Wrap featuring hummus, onion, tomato, lettuce, and roasted red peppers. One Two Cup prides itself on offering the best coffee and the best prices on breakfast and lunch in the area.

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For breakfast, owners Nick and Sayed recommend customers to try their delectable sunflower wrap or bagel, which is a crowd favorite. For $7, the Sunflower comes filled with two eggs, red peppers, scallion, cheddar cheese, turkey bacon, pesto, and ketchup. Customers can also make their own breakfast sandwich on a bagel, wrap, toast, or roll, with their choice of meat, cheese, and toppings. To keep the immune system strong, pair a breakfast sandwich with One Two Cup’s fresh squeezed OJ.

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For lunch, the cafe offers a variety of sandwiches and wraps from which to choose. The pesto chicken sandwich or wrap is a staple. For $8.75 it comes filled with pesto, tomato, lettuce, and aioli. For curry lovers, the smoked curry sandwich is a must-try, filled with chicken, tomato, provolone, lettuce, onion, and curry.

For dinner, the rotisserie chicken dinner is available every Monday and Thursday and can be pre-ordered on the website or by texting 718-775-5948 for pickup after 5:00PM. On these days, the cafe is open until 7:30PM. For $15.99, The rotisserie chicken meal comes with rice pilaf and additional sides such as green beans, broccoli, and rotisserie potatoes for an additional $4.25 each.

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The Info

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One Two Cup Cafe is located in Jersey City’s Paulus Hook neighborhood at 201 Warren Street. Follow the cafe on Instagram @one_two_cup_cafe for updates. For more information, visit the website at www.onetwocup.com or call the cafe at 201-721-5544.

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.