Coffee Shops

Choc-O-Pain Boulangerie and Cafe

Choc-O-Pain Boulangerie and Cafe offers traditionally baked bread and viennoiseries (classic French breakfast pastries); it’s one of the few places outside of France where you can find a (Petit) “Kouign Amann,” a kind of inside out stuffed croissant, cooked twice and covered in a caramelized sugar crust. The chocolate flavor is what the cafe is known for, but it also sells apple and seasonal options. In addition, you can find sandwiches, quiches and soups on the menu.

Location: Choc-O-Pain has a location in Hoboken, and one is coming to Jersey City Heights very soon. To find it, take the Path to Grove Street station; walk 4 blocks west to 530 Jersey Ave.

The Grind

The Grind is a warm and inviting coffee shop with an urban, clean design and delicious menu. It’s a welcome addition to the Communipaw neighborhood that already has a vibrant arts studio and family oriented community. The coffee shop has a fantastic chai tea latte; for an extra kick, get it dirty (with a shot of espresso).

Location: 360 Communipaw Ave. By public transit, it’s best reached from the Liberty State Park light rail stop. From New York City, take the 33rd Street Path train to Newport station, and walk across street to the Hudson-Bergen light rail towards West Side Ave.