Top 10 Coffee Shops in Monmouth County

Cori Dunphy
Published on January 15, 2019

Top 10 Coffee Shops in Monmouth County

Wherever you are in Monmouth County, you are never far from an incredible cup of coffee.  I bet you never knew how many fantastic little coffee shops we have in the area.   

I may even say that these top  10 coffee shops in Monmouth County,  would probably all make the list of Top coffee shops in the country. Pretty Daring statement on my part isn’t it? Don’t believe me? Go ahead and bookmark this article on your phone, hop in the car and head over to the nearest one of these Top 10 coffee shops in Monmouth County to test my choices out yourself.  Why not clear your schedule for the rest of the day and let’s go  “coffee shop hopping!”

Not let me also be clear.  Monmouth County has a HUGE, I mean HUGE selection of Coffee Shops.  This list is not to say that you can’t grab a delicious Cup of Joe at another local favorite Coffee House.  In fact, there were SO many amazing places to sit, sip and savor yummy coffee and treats, that there will be another article in the near future listing another 10 Top, Fabulous Spots to grab a cup of coffee. 

Behold, the 10 Top Coffee Shops in the Monmouth County Area (based on the proven, purely scientific selection method of Google, Trip Advisor, Yelp and well, my opinion)

1. California Cold Co.

What’s better Acaì bowls or Coffee?  What about Acaì bowls, coffee, and scenes from your favorite classic movies all in one café? California Cold Company is a coffeeshop like no other. From the serene walls filled with paintings of Hollywood classics from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Rebel Without a Cause. Whether meeting up with a friend, working, or simply sitting in a cozy spot to be with your thoughts, California Cold Company in Manalapan, is the perfect place to enjoy a cool refreshing acaí bowl and a hot, freshly brewed cup of joe.

 Fashion Center, 520 U.S. 9 Home, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

2. Turning Point

This next location serves up not only amazing coffee, but some of the best dang food around if you’re looking for breakfast or lunch. Turning Point is a unique daytime restaurant that serves creative breakfast and lunch meals using the freshest ingredients. I mean this menu is out of control. They offer everything from Salads to bowls, from sandwiches to melts. From French toast to pancakes and Every type of Omelette you can imagine. The food here is simply delish. I know I know we are here to talk coffee. Well let me tell you, coffee here, won’t disappoint! ” Sourcing premium green coffee from remote corners of the world, using small batch roasting methods, weekly deliveries to our restaurants, proper handling and brewing ensures our guests receive a perfect cup of coffee”. The Turning Point offers, ” The perfect way to drink coffee. Their French press coffee is ground per order and infused with purified water”. Besides offering a huge variety of flavored coffees, the offer an amazing AMAZING espresso bar, many different teas and the BEST hot chocolate I have ever had. I mean have you tried their smore’s, peppermint or peanut butter cup hot chocolate? You 100% should give it a try! I’m telling you the Turning Point is a coffee and hot chocolate connoisseurs dream!

55 Route 9 South Manalapan, NJ 07726

3. Papa Ganache

Looking for a yummy, gluten free, vegan, kosher, baked good perfection as well as a piping hot cup of coffee? Papa Ganache in Matawan is the place to go. With over 40 different cupcake flavors and a variety of different kinds of coffee, you’ll surely leave the bakery with a happy heart a full belly  and a jolt of energy to get you through the day.  Talk with any of the friendly servers to learn about the pride they have with their Cupcake War win on the Food Network. One taste of their delectable cupcakes and yummy coffee will have you singing their praises as well. Customers agree we have a real winner in Papa Ganache.

106 Main St, Matawan, NJ 07747

4. Espresso Joe’s

Music is always playing, coffee is always brewing and people are always smiling at Espresso Joe’s in Keyport. From all of the different flavors of coffee imaginable to the mouthwatering, freshly baked danishes and bagels, to smoothies blended fruit and add-in supplements to nutritious sandwiches and salads, you can find the most delicious meals and treats while enjoying lively music.  The good folks at Espresso Joe’s pride themselves on using only Non-GMO, Organic and humanely-raised products. Enjoy live music Wednesdays through Sundays. Take your turn at performing during their Open Mic nights on Wednesdays. Espresso Joe’s is the perfect place to get your java in as well as a few dance moves

50 W Front St, Keyport, NJ 07735

5.  Comfi

When you’re looking for a cozy corner to curl up in with a cup of coffee in hand, a cheesy omelet or a stack of the fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever eat, head to Comfi in Belmar.  Here you’ll find a family-owned restaurant best known for their over-the-top breakfast options. While you’re there, you really owe it to yourself to try the Oreo(R) stuffed pancakes, the French toast ice cream, or the Anything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink omelet. Comfi has been serving smiles and sweets since 2017.  Satisfy your sweet tooth and make some new friends the next time you’re beaching it in Belmar and sweets since 2017.  Satisfy your sweet tooth and make some new friends the next time you’re beaching it in Belmar!

 707 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719

6. Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Company

Since 2011, Asbury Park’s Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Company is a place where the coffee is always hot and the scones are always fresh. The modern, all-organic coffeehouse is the perfect place to meet up with friends or sit back and enjoy a good book while indulging your sweet tooth. Whatever reasons find you going there, you are guaranteed to leave WAY happier than you came in.  If you’re unable to go in person, Booskerdoo offers special mail-order purchases of their fabulous coffee beans. In addition to a one-time purchase of your favorite beans, you may choose to enroll in their monthly subscription service where you can choose between 32-60 ounces to be delivered to your doorstep every month. You choose the grind option (Whole Bean, French Press, Perk, Pour-Over, Auto-Drip, Fine or Espresso).

1321 Memorial Dr, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

7. Coffee Corral

Love Coffee?  Love Reading? Ever wanted to have a library in a coffee shop? Search no more!  The Coffee Corral is a small local country-style cafe in Red Bank offering handcrafted, distinctive coffee freshly brewed for each customer.

It has all of the types of coffee you could want and so much more. In addition to the piping hot caffeinated beverages, there are book shelves lined up with various books to read while you imbibe your drink and enjoy your nosh. Book lovers will love this place for the literary appeal.  Coffee enthusiasts will come back again and again for the java with served with emphatically great care.

177 Drs James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, NJ 07701

8. 1st Cup Coffee

The coffee aroma is always strong at 1st Cup Coffee in Atlantic Highlands. Located at 96 First Avenue, this local NJ coffee shop is filled with laughter and linzer tarts. From Turtle mochas to a shot in the dark espresso shots, this cafe has it all. The perfect place to go on a date or to meet up with some friends. The menu is extensive enough for you to try something different everyday for a year. Stop by today to see just how dark a coffee can get and come back tomorrow to enjoy another coffee from somewhere else on the planet.  1st Cup is open everyday from 6 am – 6 pm.

1270, 96 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

9. Inkwell Coffee

This long-time Long Branch favorite turns enjoying a cup of joe on its head.  Located at 665 2nd Ave., Inkwell Coffee provides your nighttime caffeine fix seven nights a week until 2:30 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays!  With comfortable outdoor seating for those warm summer nights, head to Inkwell for a hip place to grab some grub and a fresh cup of joe while enjoying the weekly Friday Night Open Mic. Choose from a long list of different coffee flavors and a diverse menu. This coffee house/Nightclub is a place you won’t want to miss!

665 2nd Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

10.  Cafe La De Da

Ever wanted to eat a guilt free donut with your coffee? Cafe La De Da in Red Bank specializes in recreating your favorite comfort foods but in healthier ways; like the vegan sweet potato donut, and their organic peanut butter and banana smoothie. As for coffee, their dark Arabian roast will wake up your tastebuds and get you through the day with a bright smile on your face.  Cafe La De Da also offers various of different types of teas, lattes, hot chocolates, and so much more. If you love healthy treats with your strong coffee, you owe it to yourself to check out Cafe La De da, located at 549 NJ-35, Red Bank, NJ.

549 NJ-35, Red Bank, NJ 07701

About the Author:   The above article Top 10 Coffee Shops in Monmouth County was written by Cori Dunphy a local leader in Monmouth County Real Estate sales, marketing, and social media.  She is the created of the website MonmouthCountyDreamHomes.Com .

You can contact Cori Dunphy here  or at 732.213.0325 She has helped many people buy and sell homes in the Monmouth County area for years, and would love the opportunity to help you as well.

Thinking of selling your home? I have a real passion for buying and selling Monmouth County homes, as well as marketing, and social media.

I help people buy and sell real estate in the ENTIRE Monmouth County Area but I do have a strong connection with the following towns:   Marlboro, Morganville, Aberdeen, Matawan, Hazlet, Freehold, Holmdel, Colts Neck, Manalapan and “Down the Shore”.  

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