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Sunnyside Cafe in Hoboken Closes Due to Eviction Notice

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If you’ve been to Short Grain or Tidal Poke Co. in Jersey City, then you know the deliciousness that they serve up on the reg. That’s why when we heard that Jeremy Mo of the Mo family {his brother owns the popular downtown JC spots} was taking his talents to Hoboken in the form of Sunnyside Cafe and Eatery, the newest coffee shop/restaurant in Hoboken, we were pretty excited.

But as of yesterday, the cafe downtown had an eviction notice on it — citing that Sunnyside Cafe & Eatery would be closed until further notice. 

sunny side eviction

^Thanks to reader Susan S. for sharing this notive with us

We spoke with Sunnyside’s owner, Jeremy Mo, who confirmed the eviction. “We’ll definitely be closed for a few weeks at minimum,” he shared. He shared that the locks had been put on April 23rd, and they’d be closed till further notice. “We may do a pop-up inside of Gogi Grill, so stay tuned for that.” It’s unclear if the closure will be for good or just temporary, but we’ll be sure to let you know any updates.

For those of you who haven’t been to this downtown spot, here’s what you missed:

Formerly in the locale of Caffe Bene {79 Hudson Street}, Sunnyside Cafe was a more comprehensive concept — breakfast bites, coffee, tea, wifi — complete with lunch food and healthy meal options so you could pretty much have breakfast, head to work, take a lunch break, come back for an afternoon pick-me-up, do some late-night work… the whole gamut. It’s a pretty large space, aka perfect for meetings and getting some work done with wifi.

^Picnic table-style in the middle of the space, with smaller tables surrounding the edge of the interior

Ambiance-wise, they upped the game. The tables are white marble {dare we assume faux — but lookin’ good, regardless}, there’s some shrubbery dispersed around, and the menu and counter area got a bit of an upgrade.

There’s even a fancy new espresso machine on the premises with sunny yellow {get it?} tea cups atop it, ready for serving.

The menu options are much more expansive, including “Brunch All Day” — which of course includes a smashed avocado sandwich {with feta, lemon, heirloom tomatoes, seeds, and mint, a ham + cheese croissant, and lemon ricotta hotcakes as options}.

^Ham + Cheese FTW

They also offer coconut chia pudding, smoothies, and açai bowls. But, if we’re being honest, the avocado toast was the biggest crowd pleaser — with more avocado than even the most basic b could have ever dreamed of.

…and for the meat-lovers short rib, eggs bene, and pork belly dishes = delish.

^A peek at the menu items so you can see for yourselves.

Pro tip: Order the breakfast power bowl — a yummy mix of beets, quinoa, kale, feta, egg, and seeds for $12 {and add on smoked salmon for $3}. It’s delish.

Coffee lovers with special dietary requirements, fear not. As far as milks for your latte, they offer soy, almond, oat, and coconut milk as dairy alternatives {a major help for those who can’t eat soy, dairy, or nuts}.

Needless to say, we’re hoping they come back soon. It’s a great locally-owned shop right near the PATH {with *free* wifi and lots of seating}.


Have you been to Sunnyside? What did you think?

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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