There’s nothing like starting your morning with a freshly brewed cup of coffee, but sometimes it takes time to figure out which shops offer the best blend (and the most relaxing ambience). If you’re looking to take a break from chains like Starbucks, we combed Instagram to come up with Hoboken’s most popular independent coffee shops (those with 3 locations or less) on Instagram. You can thank us a latte later!
Location: 1002 Washington St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: (201) 683-0045
Favorite features: Haitian coffee from world-renowned coffee brewers La Colombe Torrefaction
City of Saints Coffee Roasters
Location: 1320 Bloomfield St.
Hours of operation: Monday 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: (201) 683-7333
Favorite features: Tasting coffee from around the world just got a lot easier with their variety of blends from Colombia, Ethiopia, Brazil and Guatemala.
Black Rail Coffee
Location: 800 Jackson St.
Hours of operation: Monday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (201) 222-7400
Favorite features: Their signature house blends make their coffee especially unique and their gourmet sandwiches are a must-try!
Empire Coffee & Tea Co.
Location: 338 Bloomfield St.
Hours of operation:
Phone: (201) 216-9625
Favorite features: We’ve literally never seen so many coffee and tea options in our lives. From flavored to organic blends, they have it all. Expect fun choices like caramel apple pie, hangover blend and graham cracker.
Bean Vault Coffee
Location: 1 Newark St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 6:30 – 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: (201) 526-4380
Favorite features: The inside is so cozy and inviting, you could spend hours in there and not even notice.
Location: 1001 Madison St.
Hours of operation: Monday and Tuesday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (201) 253-0617
Favorite features: Their organic coffee is full of flavor and family history.
Location: 1500 Hudson St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: (201) 792-2003
Favorite features: It’s the perfect place to hangout with friends or just sit down and relax with some good ol’ fashion wifi.
Methodology: The OMJ Index, an algorithm that assesses the popularity of a location on Instagram based on the number photos posted and the number of distinct people who posted them..