Whether they’re tiny hole-in-the-wall joints or sleek, upscale stores, coffee shops play an important role in our lives. They not only provide a much-needed jolt of caffeine in the morning but also serve as gathering places for the community. If you’re thinking about moving to Frenchtown, NJ, you’ll want to check out a few of these outstanding coffee shops and cafes.
Early Bird Espresso and Mercantile
33 Bridge St.
Located in the heart of Frenchtown, Early Bird Espresso and Mercantile offers an impressive selection of coffee choices. Enjoy a piping hot espresso, cappuccino, Americano, or macchiato while you chat with other customers or catch up on reading your favorite book. Other coffee choices include drip coffee, café au lait, lattes, cold brews, pour-overs, and honey oat lattes.
Don’t like coffee? Try a butterfly lemonade, chai latte, matcha tea, iced tea, or kombucha drink. Pair your drink with a muffin, scone, cookie, or banana bread for the perfect morning pick-me-up. The coffee shop also sells packaged snacks, coffee beans, coffee and tea gear, and kitchen items.
Do you need a little quiet time before you start your busy day? Order your coffee to go and take a stroll on the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail just a few blocks from the coffee shop.
Homestead Coffee Roasters
Upper Black Eddy, PA
It’s less than a 10-minute drive from Frenchtown to Homestead Coffee Roasters, home of several unique coffee blends. When you pull up to the parking lot, you’ll notice a tantalizing aroma from the Roastery. In fact, you may catch hints of Guatemalan Bourbon, Colombian Tolima, or other blends when you emerge from your car. Homestead roasts small batches of coffee beans from a carefully selected network of growers or cooperatives from around the world.
In addition to offering their coffees online and in local shops, you’ll find Homestead’s blends at the Homestead General Store, located next door to the Roastery. The store also offers baked goods, tea, a deli counter, and a breakfast and lunch menu.
62A Trenton Ave.
Lovin’ Oven is the place to go if you’re ready for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or brunch with your coffee or tea. The restaurant serves Homestead Roasters’ Darkness Coffee, Homestead Roasters’ Ethiopian Decaf, fresh-pressed juice, freshly squeezed lemonade, iced coffee, assorted teas, and hibiscus green iced tea.
Among the tasty breakfast offerings of maple oat pancakes, huevos rancheros, and quiche – Lovin’ Oven’s most popular breakfast sandwich is always a good choice. It includes eggs, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, pickled red onions, and chipotle cream sandwiched between two pieces of rosemary ciabatta bread.
2 Stangl Rd.
Do you have a weekend outing to the Flemington outlets planned? Starting the day with a visit to Factory Fuel will give you the energy you need for an entire day of shopping. The coffee house offers all of your hot and cold coffee favorites, from espresso to pour-overs to lattes. You’ll also find a large selection of teas, including chai, matcha, kombucha, and organic iced berry tea. One of Factory Fuel’s homemade pastries is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea.
Art and live music keep Factory Fuel busy long after the morning coffee rush. Check Factory Fuel’s Facebook page regularly for dates and times of musical performances. The coffee house also offers a weekly storytime for children, a Saturday farmers market, and an annual motorcycle show and swap meet in October. This year’s show will be held on October 25th at noon.
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