Although we love the festive annual holiday cups at Starbucks, it’s always great to buy (and drink!) local. We combed Instagram for the most popular independent coffee shops located right in Jersey City. We narrowed it down to the top 10 most-shared cafes (with three or fewer locations). From baked desserts with impressive art decorations or vegan-friendly products for the health-conscious customer, there’s something on this list to appeal to everyone.
The Warehouse Cafe
Location: 140 Bay St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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Favorite features: Jasmine peach organic loose tea and Argentinian dulce de leche with gruyere cheese
The Grind Shop Coffee
Location: 360 Communipaw Ave.
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Phone: (201) 547-8377
Favorite features: Drip coffee and Doughnut Plant Donuts
Modcup coffee co.
Location: 479 Palisade Ave.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (917) 371-3193
Favorite features: Exotic blends from Africa, Central America and Indonesia
9 Bar Cafe
Location: 18 Erie St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Phone: (201) 432-2000
Favorite features: Sicilian Cannoli and a gluten-free walnut cinnamon bar
Harry Street Coffee
Location: 695 Bergen Ave.
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: (201) 763-7976
Favorite features: Hot cocoa and banana loaf
Location: 530 Jersey Ave.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: (201) 435-2462
Favorite features: Machiato and eggs, spinach and ricotta sandwich
Seven Sheep Coffee
Location: 342 7th St.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: (201) 918-6989
Favorite features: JOE coffee and Avocado toast
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.