If you’re like most people, you’re not yourself until you get that first cup of coffee in the morning. However, whether you like your coffee in the morning, noon, or night, you won’t settle for just any cup of joe. When you find a decent coffee shop, it can almost seem like you’ve found hidden treasure. Luckily, the Clifton and Passaic areas have a decent number of solid locations where you can get your caffeine fix, today.
This Clifton, NJ, coffee spot is located just across the street from Chelsea Park. This is a simple and straightforward coffee shop with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, and amazing coffee. In addition to great coffee, Salome has a wide selection of pastries, baguettes, and toasted sandwiches to enjoy. The authentic chocolate croissant is amazing and pairs perfectly with your coffee.
Koffeewagon is a gourmet coffee shop in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. This is the perfect place to bring your laptop and get some work done while you sip on a cup of coffee. Your coffee is hand brewed after you place your order, and a fresh cup of the brown stuff is quickly served with a smile. The shop also has delicious crepes, pastries, and sandwiches to feed your appetite. If you really like the coffee here, you can purchase beans online from Koffeewagon so that you can brew your own at home.
Red Eye Café
Red Eye Café is an acclaimed coffee brewer located in Montclair, NJ. The café offers a full wide array of brews, including espresso, French press, and regular kind made from fair trade coffee from all corners of the world. Red Eye’s weekend brunch is a local favorite evident by the hordes of people that flock to the café on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find a huge selection of sandwiches and entrées including the popular crab cakes. After you’ve finished your coffee and sandwich, try one of the many handmade pastries on the menu.
The Fine Grind
You can find this coffee shop in three locations in Little Falls, Wayne, and Paramus. Each location has a relaxing atmosphere with walls covered with art that you can purchase from local artists. There’s a wide range of coffee to choose from, including lattes, flavored coffee, espresso, and cappuccinos. If you’re in the mood for something cold, Fine Grind offers the Fro-Ho, which is a frozen “hot” chocolate drink. This coffee shop takes its role in the community seriously and offers various activities like live music and book signings throughout the month.
After you pick up your daily brew, swing by Garden State Honda in Clifton, NJ, for a test drive.