Bayonne-Based Cafe Now Open in Jersey City

The coffee culture in Jersey City is alive and well – and ever-growing. The newest cafe to open in Chilltown is a popular Bayonne-based shop, Perk Up Cafe that is be located at 197 Van Voorst Street. The cafe is known for specialty coffees and espresso as well as a menu inspired by American classics and has officially opened its doors in Jersey City as of July 14th. Read on to learn more about Perk Up Cafe’s new location in Jersey City and what to expect.

Perk Up Cafe

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What to Expect

Perk Up Cafe

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Hot coffee, iced coffee, breakfast, specialty breakfast, this cafe has everything you could need to perk up your morning. For drinks, think – coffee, lattes, herbal tea, frappes, and iced tea.

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Perk Up Cafe uses coffee beans from across the Hudson River, Kobrick Coffee Co. which has had generations of roastmasters over 100 years. The beans are organically roasted, brewed, and served daily.

Perk Up Cafe

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As for the food, the specialty breakfast options boast tasty wraps and sandwiches like the Belly Buster that consists of Taylor ham, bacon, ham, egg, and cheese in a wrap, The Beverly which includes prosciutto, arugula, tomato, scallion cream cheese on a toasted bagel with red wine vinegar and olive oil, and the Protein Wrap made up of avocado, black beans, eggs, onions, and salsa.

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Avocado enthusiasts, this one’s for you – there are five avocado toast options. Other dishes include several takes on grilled cheese, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, and classic breakfast platters.

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The vibe of the cafe is most noteworthy. The new Jersey City shop has a clean, modern, chic feel to it with light wooden tables, chairs, and columns, and beautifully contrasting tiles on the counter and floor. The textured ceiling lamps and dedicated plants provide a serene environment to enjoy a coffee.


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Victoria is HG's Associate Editor and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is also a Board Member of LUPE Fund – a nonprofit by Latinas for Latinas. Victoria 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, trying new restaurants, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.

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