Monday, December 04, 2017

Lackawanna Coffee



Subject: Lackawanna Coffee
Location: Jersey City, NJ
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

When making my way through Jersey City, I am often encouraged by the growing number of decent coffee establishments popping up in the area. One of my favorites is a fairly spacious joint with an excellent courtyard, a shop called Lackawanna Coffee. 

Located on the bottom floor of a bi-level space on Grove Street, Lackawanna's front doors and patio sit below street level down a few steps. Inside, the shop is a pleasant mix of clean white decor, green plants and plenty of warm lighting. Out back, they boast a courtyard that few regional shops can rival, with climbing gardens, picnic benches and garden lights under the open sky.

When it comes to coffee, they serve Brooklyn's Parlor Coffee, a welcome treat on the NJ side of the Hudson. As for my order, I chose an espresso of their Wallabout and a filtered brew of the Prospect blend. The espresso, pulled short/medium with brown crema, tasted of chocolate, blackberry, croissant, lime, a little spinach and some brown sugar. The drip coffee also made for an excellent infusion, with notes of birthday cake, soda bread, vanilla, strawberry and wheat ale in a medium body. 

After wrapping up my short visit, I left Lackawanna with no lack of good things to say about my visit. If you happen to be in Jersey City or nearby, head down to Lackawanna Coffee for some excellent beverages in a chic, cozy cafe. 



These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!

 

3 comments:

Nikola Roza said...

Hi, this is a stroke of luck. I will be visiting New Jersey in the month of January so I just might visit the Lackawanna coffee shop. Though since it will be winter, I really can't hope to sit in their garden, on benches and surrounded by green.

By the way:
Nature-like atmosphere contributes a lot to my enjoyment of coffee. I don't think that the same coffee will always taste the same in different places. No, it has to do with the mood and I find that for me- nature tastes best :)
Plus, it's a green garden amongst a sea of concrete, so it's such a breath of fresh air, literally.

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