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Scram Bakery: Home of the Best Breakfast Sandwich in Jersey City

by Stephanie Brown
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Back in December, we announced the winners for the Best of Hoboken + Jersey City 2022. Taking home the coveted title of “Best Breakfast Sandwich in Jersey City” was Scram Bakery. If you still haven’t visited this cozy spot on 61 Erie Street, consider this your sign to go ASAP. Not only are the breakfast sandwiches top-notch, but this bakery also makes some of the best pastries in town. Keep reading to learn all about Scram Bakery and why this spot should be on your radar — if it isn’t already.

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The Backstory

Pastry Chef Melanie Durant, who earned a Best New Pastry Chef award in 2013 from Food + Wine, first launched Scram as a food truck in Charleston, South Carolina. Durant worked as the pastry chef for FIG, a beloved Lowcountry institution, before opening Scram in 2017.

Durant moved to Jersey City and opened Scram as a storefront a few years later. Unfortunately, since opening day was March 12th, 2020, Scram was only open in Jersey City for four days before closing due to the pandemic.

 

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As everyone began to navigate the new normal, Durant and her team worked to transform Scram into a to-go pastry operation. About a month later, Scram reopened for pick-up orders and received a warm welcome from the neighborhood.

During a December 2021 visit to Scram, we waited outside in line for about half an hour to pick up our pastries — but it was well worth it. Scram has now fully reopened with indoor dining and the team has worked hard to earn its well-deserved reputation as one of the best bakeries in Jersey City.

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The Basics

Scram is located at 61 Erie Street and is open from Thursdays to Sundays from 8AM-12PM. They offer indoor dining as well as takeaway. Preorders are occasionally offered online for holidays but otherwise, customers can order in-store.

The Menu

Scram serves a set menu of breakfast sandwiches along with a rotating selection of seasonal pastries.

 

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For breakfast sandwiches are served on soft milk buns:

  • Ham — fried egg, black forest ham, gruyère, béchamel, and Scram pineapple jam
  • Bacon — scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, Cabot white cheddar, caramelized onions, ketchup
  • Sausage — scrambled eggs, Herondale Farms maple sausage, cream cheese, jalapeno, chives
  • Fontina — scrambled eggs, fontina, shallot, chili mayo

Two are served on gougères:

  • Pimento — scrambled eggs, Scram pimento cheese, pepper jam
  • Mushroom — scrambled eggs, roasted cremini mushrooms, gruyère, herbs

The Scram pastry case is filled with tempting treats that regularly change based on the season. Throughout the year you might find Gingerbread Crullers, Pineapple Bay Leaf Buttermilk Fritters, Blood Orange + Pistachio Scones, English Muffins, Apple Coffee Cakes, Egg Tarts, cookies, cakes, and so much more.

 

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Bags of housemade granola and jars of Scram jam are also available for purchase. And to go along with your treats, Scram offers a full menu of coffee and espresso drinks.

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The Vibe

Going to Scram feels like visiting a friendly neighbor — who happens to make really incredible pastries. It’s a cozy, welcoming spot with a few tables that fill up quickly. If you’re able to snag a spot, we recommend sitting for a while. There’s an open kitchen in the back and you can watch the pastry chefs creating their culinary masterpieces while you wait on your order.

 

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We’re so glad to have Scram as a part of the Jersey City community and can’t wait to go back for another delicious pastry soon.

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