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Yuki’s Bakery is Expanding Its Hoboken Location

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These days, finding a coffee shop is an easy feat — but finding one that serves babka, challah, and hamentashen? Much harder. Lucky for us, Hoboken’s Israeli bakery and cafe, Yuki’s Bakery, has been serving up just that for the past two years. Since its initial opening at the Monroe Center in 2021, Yuki’s has become a favorite among locals — so much so, that it is now expanding into the space next door to keep up with customer demand. Read on to learn more about Yuki’s Bakery in Hoboken + its expansion announcement.

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The Expansion

On Thursday, March 16th, Yuki’s Bakery took to Instagram to celebrate its two-year anniversary in Hoboken + share some exciting news — the Israeli bakery + coffee shop will be expanding into its neighboring space in the Monroe Center. The announcement read, “Two years later, we are happy to announce that we are expanding into the ext dor space (very soon) because we just can’t keep up with the demand!” The caption was paired with a #TBT (remember those?) image carousel with photos from the shop’s grand opening and some seriously drool-worthy videos of its pastries. See the post below.

Over 50 Hoboken residents + businesses expressed their excitement in the comments, with multiple users asking if double the space means double the babka. We can only hope!

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The Hoboken Girl reached out to Yuki’s for an official opening date, but as of now, nothing is confirmed. Yuki’s Bakery will still be located at 720 Monroe Street, Store E101 in Hoboken. As always, we’ll keep you updated with more information as it unfolds.

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Yuki’s Israeli Roots

Yuki's Bakery + Coffee

Yuki (Aviyah) Levinson, a native of Israel, moved to the United States after finishing her time in the Israeli army. She has almost a lifetime of experience in cooking and baking, having managed kitchens, whole restaurants and was a pastry chef for renowned NYC restaurants and cafes, to name a few: The East Village Cafe Orlin, The Williamsburg Cafe Mogador, Brooklyn’s Lula Bean, and Lula Bagel, Kipsey’s on Kips Bay, Gotan in Tribeca, and more.

Born and raised in Yodfat — a collective community located in Lower Galilee, Israel, Yuki had grown up watching her parents and neighbors milking cattle and goats, making honey, and growing herbs. Her curiosity had drawn her to help around Yodfat’s communal kitchen, and later on in a local organic bakery.

yuri's bakery cafe

Over the years Yuki baked pastries from her home kitchen under the brand “Yuki’s Cookies” which were catering to both private clients and restaurants and coffee shops in NYC. Yuki, who moved to North Bergen in 2018 recently decided to open her own shop in Hoboken.

yuri's bakery cafe

The cafe specializes in baked goods such as babka, a sweet braided bread that originated in Eastern Europe in the early 19th century, as well as challah, burek, rugelach, and hamentashen (a seasonal treat sold during Purim). The menu also features coffee by Counter Culture Coffee and organic teas.

yuri's bakery cafe

yuri's bakery cafe

“I’m inspired by Israeli flavors and scents. The flagship items on the menu…include challah, borek, roghallach, vegan oat and dates square, alfajores, granola, quiches, and my signature babkas,” she shared with The Hoboken Girl.

The coffee served is by Counter Culture Coffee, and retail packages are available, too. Other retail products that sold at the spot are gourmet non-perishable products such as Israeli Tahini — Har Bracha, quality za’atar, organic tea, silan-date honey, and halva.

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The Space

Prior to Yuki’s Bakery & Eatery setting up shop, the space was home to Maison 24, a lifestyle boutique that originated in the Hamptons. The shop was known for carrying unique and exclusive gifts like specialty chocolates, retro telephones, neon art, faux fur eye masks, leather clutches, and a whole lot more, all sourced from France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

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