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27 Jersey City Coffee Shops With Outdoor Seating

by Via Rutkowski
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Urban living certainly has its perks but when it comes to escaping the hustle and bustle or relaxing outdoors, we have to get a little creative. With limited green space and tiny apartments, it can be easy to spend too much time indoors while the day passes. But when springtime hits and the weather starts to heat up, the residents of Jersey City emerge and want to wander. So whether it’s time for a break in the daily monotony or you just need a good old-fashioned “mental health walk”, consider opting for a change of scenery and taking a break at a local coffee shop with friends, your pup, or even as a solo date. Read on for a list of coffee shops with outdoor seating in Jersey City.

Beechwood Cafe | 290 Grove Street

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Beechwood Cafe captures the essence of a classic neighborhood diner with sidewalk seating. With bustling energy, a warm and friendly staff, and a delicious menu, setting up shop with coffee, a good book, or a laptop is welcome.

B18 Coffee Kitchen | 18 Park View Avenue

B18 Coffee Kitchen is the sister location of Beechwood Cafe. With similar menus of full-sized breakfasts, pastries, and coffee, B18 also has a sunny patio setting. This is a solid spot to soak up some Vitamin D, people-watch, and enjoy a little pick-me-up.

Read More: Where to Find Late-Night Coffee in Hoboken + Jersey City

Bleu Coffee | 175 Second Street

 

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Since opening in the Powerhouse Arts District in 2023, Bleu Coffee has established a presence in Jersey City. Bleu’s Second Street location has a stunning outdoor space. On a warm day, Bleu’s garage-door-style windows open up for extra airflow, virtually turning the entire space into an open-air one.

Bluestone Lane | 30 Hudson Street

Bluestone Lane is an Australian-inspired cafe with locations all over the U.S. The health-focused food menu and extensive list of smoothies and coffee give endless options to customers. The Hudson Street location also has several tables outside for outdoor dining. Steps away from Exchange Place, this is a great spot for a quick coffee break.

Bread + Salt | 435 Palisade Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bread + Salt is known for its out-of-this-world pizza and focaccia bread, but that’s not all. With outdoor seating and garage-style doors that open during warm weather, this neighborhood gem in Jersey City Heights also has coffee, espresso, and an assortment of pastries.

Bwè Cafe | 140 River Drive

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Bwè Cafe’s Jersey City location is a great stop on a walk along the waterfront. With multiple small tables outside, this spot makes for a great mid-day break for some caffeine and fresh air. The waterfront views are an added bonus.

Cangiano’s Marketplace | 225 Pavonia Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cangiano’s Marketplace is filled with Italian goodies galore. But the coffee and pastry selection is the real attraction. Grab a treat and spend a moment outside on the patio for a breath of fresh air.

Cafe Alyce | 641 Montgomery Street

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Cafe Alyce recently secured a liquor license and rebranded into a full-service restaurant, but since it sells coffee and has outdoor seating, it’s earned a spot on this list. The warm and cozy allure of Cafe Alyce continues outside with lengthy tables for dining and relaxing. Ranked the #3 restaurant in New Jersey by NJ.com, Cafe Alyce’s menu and location are hard to beat.

Cafe Dolma | 270 Grand Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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CafeDolma is a charming Greek fusion restaurant with a cozy ambiance. With a large menu of Greek-inspired meals, pastries, and coffee, Cafe Dolma’s sunny patio is ideal for an outdoor dining or coffee adventure.

Cafe Esme | 485 Marin Boulevard

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cafe Esme is known for specialty coffee, juice, and tea. While the interior of this space is photo-worthy, this woman-owned cafe also has a spacious outdoor seating area ideal for spending some time in the sun.

The Cottage | 136 Monticello Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Cottage sits tucked into the cozy streets of McGinley Square as a brightly colored artisanal market with a welcoming yellow awning. Its homestyle meals and coffee creations are served on a rustic outdoor terrace that feels like an escape from everyday city life.

Crema | 1 Duncan Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Crema in McGinley Square is known to be a great co-working space for work-from-homers. Guests can sip on a beverage of choice or treat themselves to the out-of-this-world goodies. Crema has a wide selection of food from pastries and cakes to empanadas, toasts, ice cream, and even milkshakes.

Dames Coffee Espresso Bar | 581 Jersey Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Dames Coffee Espresso Bar describes itself as a “snug coffee shop serving espresso drinks + housemade pastries in a chill setting with outdoor seats” and we couldn’t have said it better. This charming outdoor escape feels like a storybook scene that will make patrons forget they are sitting in the middle of Jersey City. HG pro-tip: head to the back garden of the cafe for a true urban escape.

 


 

Dream Vista Cafe | 177 York Street

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Dream Vista Cafe certainly lives up to its name thanks to its dreamy and friendly ambiance. This women-owned business is inspired by the Mediterranean in both decor and menu. The quiet oasis creates a relaxed environment to work, have coffee, or read a book.

Gregory’s Coffee | 10 Exchange Place

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Directly across from the Exchange Place PATH Station is Gregory’s Coffee; this location, in particular, has outdoor seating perfect for catching up on emails or simply taking a moment to unwind post-commute.

The Grind Shop | 360 Communipaw Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Grind Shop is a counter-service coffee staple with a welcoming outdoor patio space. The modern vibes and extensive menu create an oasis for a refreshing coffee break.

Hidden Grounds | 148 First Street

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Hidden Grounds has a few locations throughout the area but the 148 First Street location has a cozy outdoor space nestled next to DVORA Apartments. HG pro-tip: This is a great spot for dog watching since it is just around the corner from the 108 First Street Dog Park.

Hybrid Coffee + Kitchen | 398 Manila Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Hybrid Coffee + Kitchen is a trendy cafe with smoothies, coffee, and light bites like acai bowls and avocado toast. Its up-beat setting spreads onto the sidewalk with multiple tables to relax outdoors.

Kọ Cafe | 722 Grand Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kọ Cafe is an African-inspired coffee house with beans of the highest quality. The cozy space has a stunning coffee bar along with a couple of small tables outside for a moment of peace and fresh air.

Lackawanna Coffee | 295 Grove Street

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Lackawanna Coffee is a staple in downtown Jersey City. With three beautiful locations, the Grove Street location has a particularly special feature: a secret door to a private backyard garden. This outdoor space feels like an escape from the hustle and bustle.

Lil’ Dove Cafe | 589 Palisade Avenue

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Lil’ Dove Cafe is just as sweet as it sounds. This colorful spot in Jersey City Heights is run by the talented founders of Fox + Crow. From coffee to brunch, the backyard space here is ideal for enjoying some fresh air.

Maggie’s Farm Espresso | 88 Morgan Street

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Maggie’s Farm Espresso is an Australian-style eatery with coffee, breakfast, lunch, pastries, and more. Its location in downtown Jersey City has several sunlit tables to enjoy while working or caffeinating.

Rabble + Lion Coffee | 156 Brunswick Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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From coffee and doghnuts to retail and vinyl, Rabble + Lion Coffee has a little something for everyone, including outdoor seating. The coffee shop also has a walk-up window for easy ordering.

Roast’d Coffee | 10 River Drive South

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Roast’d Coffee is a Fort Lee-based coffee company that expanded to Jersey City in October 2023. Since then it has become a staple in the Newport area. Their thoughtfully roasted beans come through in the unique variety of coffee drinks. This coffee shop also has a small patio with outdoor seating and water views.

Sam a.m | 112 Morris Street

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On gorgeous brownstone-lined Morris Street, is one of the coziest coffee shops around. Aside from outdoor seating, Sam a.m. serves simple, seasonally driven brunches and a selection of coffee, espresso drinks, and teas.

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Snapdragon Coffee + Social | 190 Monticello Avenue

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Snapdragon Coffee + Social has ample seating inside and out for customers. The front of the welcoming coffee shop is lined with chairs and tables to settle in for a fresh cup of coffee or a midday snack

Treehouse Coffee Shop | 434A West Side Avenue + 205 Brunswick Street

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Coffee meets color at Treehouse Coffee Shop. The West Side Avenue location has a colorful backyard with plenty of seating to work, write, read, or sip. The Brunswick Street location also has a small outdoor seating area. You may recognize this vibrant spot from Treehouse’s hilarious Instagram Reels.read more food + drink button

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