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The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

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The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Breakfast, often considered the most important meal of the day, is undoubtedly the tastiest meal. Why? Because from a simple bowl of cereal to a heavenly breakfast of delicious waffles, people can eat anything for breakfast.

Choosing a good place for an early morning healthy meal is pretty confusing. However, Jersey City and Hoboken are filled with several restaurants that serve an OK breakfast; it can take too much time to decide the right place for you, so we want to make it easier for you by creating the list of the top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken. The restaurants listed below offer a broad array of food options for anyone living in Jersey City or Hoboken, or near these cities. Looking for lunch spots? Check this guide out. Also, Jersey City has some great vegan and vegetarian options. Also, check out these cafes for a quick coffee.

Cafe Esme

485 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Café Esmé has been designed to bring a piece of Parisian taste to downtown Jersey City. Every aspect of the café has been thought of with the customer experience. From the chic interior to the delicious menu to the music that fills the space, Café Esmé hits all the senses and makes people feel transported and entirely at home, all at once. They offer delicious sandwiches, pastries, and coffee.

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken 

Cafe Peanut

586 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

 

Cafe Peanut is a funky little place located in Journal Square, Jersey City. Dedicated to quality, the charming artistic cafe is the closest to Coffee Heaven you will get. Their yummy coffee is locally hand-roasted in small batches, blending and creating a never-ending passion for exploration.
Come on in and try their famous House Made Rose or Lavender Latter while surrounded by a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.

The Hamilton Inn

708 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Awarded as one of OpenTable’s best 100 brunch restaurants in the country, Hamilton Inn is located in the heart of Jersey City. Its open hours vary from one day to another, so check out the link below before visiting there. We highly recommend starting your day with delicious sandwiches and toast here at the Hamilton Inn! 

Latham House

299 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302


The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Located in Downtown Jersey City, Latham House is an American restaurant. They offer American plates, global fare, and homemade pie in comfy digs. Latham House is permanently closed on Mondays. 

Beechwood Cafe

290 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Beechwood Cafe is located on the popular Grove Street in downtown Jersey City. They are open from 8 AM until 9 PM during the weekdays, while they close at 7 PM during the weekends. They offer great food and coffee. They also have outdoor seating, which is perfect when the weather is good.

Frankie JC

264 Grove St. Jersey City, NJ 07302

Frankie is a bar and eatery with Australian influences, specializing in natural wine in Downtown Jersey City. Frankie is the dream-turned reality of hospitality and design duo Rowen and Rebecca. Frankie is built upon their love of travel, coastal destinations, and a nod to Rowen’s home, Sydney, Australia, and named after a chihuahua with a big personality whose reputation precedes her people. They have a fantastic brunch and dinner menu, including lamb burgers, veggie burgers, grilled garlic shrimp, fish and chips, ricotta pancakes, etc. They also have some traditional Australian foods like Vegemite toast and a Tam Tam milkshake that is a must-try! The ambiance is gorgeous, and if you are in the area, you have to try their unique and delicious cocktails.

The Franklin

159 New York Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307

Located in Jersey City Heights, The Franklin is a family-friendly restaurant. Apart from brunch and dinner, they also do catering for weddings, parties, and events. They also serve finger-licking good desserts, which are a must-try for everyone!

Sam A.M.

112 Morris St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Sam A.M.’s have two locations now- one in Paulus Hook and the other in Bergen-Lafayette. It is a cozy cafe that serves locally sourced breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and espresso drinks.

Short Grain Cafe

183 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Short Grain Cafe has avocado toast, roast beef sandwiches, rice paper rolls, and varieties of sandwiches on the menu. Yum! It would be best if you undoubtedly tried these in Jersey City. They also serve coffee and green tea, and many more healthy options.

Mathews

351 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Here in the heart of Jersey City, you’ll find delicious food and drink in a beautiful setting to be enjoyed with friends both old and new. Mathews has the perfect selection of brunch as well as delicious cocktails. In addition, they have a beautiful outdoor patio in the summer. 

Buddy’s JC

247 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Buddy Who offers classic and offbeat comfort foods such as cereal-stuffed pancakes in rustic digs with a full bar. They are located in Downtown Jersey City.

Lokal

2 2nd St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Lokal is a culinary hub for Jersey City’s global culture. Communal in nature, Lokal showcases ingredients sourced locally from the Garden State and transformed into worldwide flavors by Michelin-trained Chef Walter Donadio. Small plates with a Global focus are complemented by craft cocktails and an extensive wine program. Combine that with a remarkable space in design and comfort to host Jersey City residents; staying at Lokal will not disappoint. They also have a fantastic view of Manhattan and are right by the water, giving you a perfect brunch with good food and good views. In addition, they offer gluten-free, dairy-free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options and are kid-friendly.

Uncle Momo

289 Grove St, Jersey City

Uncle Momo is known for its Lebanese and french cuisine. However, the best part of Uncle Momo is its service and variety of options. There is something for everyone! Try their momo meze, fatoush salad, shawarma sandwiches, moussaka, mixed grill entree, and the size. They also have crepes, waffles, french toast, and more.

Hudson & Co.

3 Second Street, Jersey City 

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Hudson & Co. stands on the waterfront within the rapidly evolving Harborside district in Jersey City. The gastropub is embellished in the heart of the prestigious Plaza 10 office tower. While featuring multiple indoor and outdoor dining options, the entire establishment boasts views of the Manhattan skyline across the historic Hudson River. Besides having a beautiful view, you can indulge in various food options, including; crunchy tuna tartare rice cakes, sashimi/sushi roll selection, artisanal wood-fired pizzas, and wild-caught arctic char, a 40-day dry-aged NY Strip, and sushi.

The Kitchen Step

500 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Kitchen Step is a neighborhood bistro in the downtown Van Vorst section. They deliver thoughtful market-inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an intimate and inviting atmosphere. In addition, they have a delicious brunch menu. Make sure to make a reservation in advance, though.

Skinners Loft

146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Skinner’s Loft is a family-run restaurant in Jersey City. They serve fresh, contemporary cuisine in a comfortable setting. Skinner’s Loft also offers rooftop dining. In addition, they serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Their open hours vary, so check out their website before you visit.

Cafe Alyce

641 Montgomery, Jersey City

The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Cafe Alyce is now open! The BYOB restaurant was formerly the Medical Center Luncheonette right before The Beacon. The cafe comes from the owners of Bergen Lafayette’s Hooked JC. They have a ton of delicious brunch options and fresh juices that are a must-try.

Krewe

673 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

The restaurant is the brainchild of Jersey City-based actress and filmmaker Hank Morris and chef Anthony Tamburro, a husband and wife duo. Krewe is a term for a social club, many of which are involved in Mardi Gras parades. They are bringing delicious New Orleans cuisines to Jersey City.

ITA Italian Kitchen

682 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ, 07304

ITA Italian Kitchen is Jersey City’s gastropub from talented Chef Dylan Golden, known for his work at Upland in Manhattan. Inspired by the best Italian bistros, ITA Italian Kitchen honors old-world Italian roots, lifestyle, and food with a modern touch. Specializing in Neapolitan style pizza, House Made Pasta, and local seasonal produce. ITA’s full BAR offers a selection of 20 draft beers, a thoughtfully selected wine list, and classic cocktails. Gluten-free pasta and vegan Pizza are available and very popular. They have some great brunch options too.

Cafe Dolma

270 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Cafe Dolma opened in June 2018 as a new transformation of Dolma Restaurant, serving both a great selection of coffee products and offering eggs, bacon, sandwiches, salads, house-made pastries, and more.

Dolma’s interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area. It is tucked in this one-story-high standalone building with its patio.

La Bouche Cafe

207 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Established in 2011, La Bouche Cafe offers coffee, breakfast, brunch, and lunch featuring crêpes and house-made pastries. La Bouche Cafe is inspired by European style craft, design, and music, which evokes a sense of arty atmosphere. It is a perfect cozy place for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch, or a sweet brunch of healthy and tasty dishes.

Green Pear Cafe

93 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Green Pear Cafe is a family-owned business featuring Lavazza coffee and slow food. Located in the heart of Hoboken, they serve varieties of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have contemporary Italian food.

Barbés

1300 Park Avenue, Hoboken

Places for brunch in Hoboken

Barbes is another restaurant to definitely check out for brunch. They are a French Moroccon restaurant located in uptown Hoboken. Their menu takes its lead from Morocco, North Africa’s culinary star, balanced with traditional French brasserie fare and a cozy atmosphere echoing the bistros of Paris (but with some excellent Moroccan touches); their goal is to bring the Barbès Paris vibe to Hoboken! Addtionally, they have a chic outdoor patio where you can enjoy some of their delicious dishes.

Brass Rail

135 Washington Street, Hoboken

Places for brunch in Hoboken

This landmark restaurant has been restored to its original early 1900’s elegance and is the perfect setting for a fine dining experience in the heart of historic downtown Hoboken. They offer a dynamic New American menu, an extensive wine program, and a premium-only bar featuring the best spirits and cordials. They use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to create an elegant style of food. Addtionally, they have an outdoor patio ready for you to enjoy. Check them out for brunch, and you won’t be disappointed. They have a fixed $27 menu as well.

Ainsworth

316 Sinatra, Hoboken

The Ainsworth Hoboken, located on the Hudson River waterfront overlooking New York, brings a sophisticated twist to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant, and private event experience. Addtionally, they have an outdoor patio where you can enjoy good food and drinks. The brunch menu has a lot of delicious options and bottomless drinks for $45. Isn’t these options and places perfect for a brunch in Hoboken?

Coffee & Quick Bites 

City of Saints Coffee

1320 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

City of Saints is a coffee roasting company with shops in wonderfully disparate nooks of New York and New Jersey. It is a cozy place to get a coffee and sit outside in beautiful weather.

Bwè Kafe

1002 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Bwè Kafe is an open, ethical-trade coffee shop that donates a portion of its proceeds to Haiti’s relief efforts. Every day, Bwè Kafe partners with world-renowned coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction to serve the highest quality beans, directly sourced from farms worldwide and brewed into your cup using perfected extraction methods. All coffee blends served at Bwè Kafe coffee shops contain delicious Haitian beans, bursting with special notes and fresh flavors.

Elysian Cafe

1001 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Elysian Cafe is a modern French bistro fare, and classics like steak Frites are served in a restored saloon. Situated in the heart of Hoboken since 1895, they offer tasty French food. The café offers a variety of salads, pasta, burgers, and soups.

Bluestone Lane

 409 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Bluestone Lane is a Melbourne-inspired coffee shop offering Australian-style espresso drinks & cafe fare all day. They provide premium coffee and healthy and delicious eats through an always welcoming experience that embraces their ‘Aussie’ approach to life.

Prato Bakery

371 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Prato Bakery is a piece of Tuscany in New Jersey. A little bakery with Italian style, you can smell bread, focaccia, pizza, and Santucci as soon as they come out of the big oven in the middle of the bakery. At Prato Bakery, you can also have the best espresso and cappuccino in the city, really Italian style, and other kinds of coffee: iced coffee, Americano, latte, brewed coffee, et cetera. They are open every day at the following hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM, Sunday from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM.

Hidden Grounds Coffee

148 1st Street, Ground Fl, Jersey City, NJ
700 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Hidden Grounds Coffee is situated in Jersey City and Hoboken. One of their locations- Jersey City Cafe, is close to Hudson Hall and O’Haras Bar. They offer a wide selection of coffee produced through different methods of brewing. And their other location- Hoboken Cafe, is the perfect location for all your grab-and-go needs. As there are several options to grab a coffee in Hoboken, Hoboken Cafe is a unique place that offers truly special in terms of its menu.

Choc·O·Pain

330 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
530 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
330-332 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
157 First Street, Hoboken, NJ
1500 Hudson Street, Tea Building, Hoboken, NJ

Choc·O·Pain brings a little taste of France to the heart of Jersey City and Hoboken. At Choc·O·Pain, everything is baked fresh daily. All the loaves of bread are sourdough-based and made in the traditional European way, using only four essential ingredients – flour, water, leaven, and a little bit of salt, requiring a long and slow fermentation process. A visit to Choc O Pain is an experience. Take a bite of the signature loaves of bread, pastries, or café dishes, and you will immediately feel transported to France!

Wonder Bagels

331 Central Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307
431 Danforth Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
433 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
517 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
729 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Wonder Bagels is a bagel shop established in 1987. It has 5 locations in Jersey City. Wonder Bagels is voted the #1 Bagel shop in New Jersey by the Bergen Record.

Tea NJ

262 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken

Tea NJ is a vegan-friendly restaurant in Jersey City. It opened its doors in 2012. 90% of their menu is vegan-friendly, with new vegan creations added constantly; 5% of their menu is vegetarian; 5% is non-vegetarian.

Crema

1 Duncan Ave, Jersey City

Located in McGinley Square, Crema is perfect for anyone looking for a variety of baked goods as well as delicious desserts. They also have ice cream and coffee so it is a perfect spot. Everything is freshly made, so we think you should check this bakery out!

Jersey City has an abundance of options for everyone! Whether you are looking for a delicious avocado toast or the perfect stack of pancakes, we have listed many options. Are you looking for places that are more specific to your dietary needs? No problem, there are plenty of vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options. There are also some excellent healthy food options in Jersey City. Don’t have time for breakfast? Why not try some other restaurants that offer a variety of lunch options. After a filling meal, you can check out the sprinkler parks in Jersey City or go for a walk at one of the best parks around.

 

Updated May 23rd, 2022

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2 thoughts on “The Top 35 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken”

  • Double check for Angel Azul it’s supposed to Colombian and Ecuadorian breakfasts, as they not serve Cambodian options.

  • Who the heck doesn’t include the Brownstone and instead adds a corporate place like Turning Point, or a lousy one like Greek From Greece (and I say that as a Greek).