• Sunnyside Cafe and Eatery: A Downtown Hoboken Spot

    If you’ve been to Short Grain or Tidal Poke Co. in Jersey City, then you know the deliciousness that they serve up on the reg. That’s why when we heard that Jeremy Mo of the Mo family {his brother owns the popular downtown JC spots} was taking his talents to Hoboken in the form of Sunnyside Cafe and Eatery, the newest coffee shop/restaurant in Hoboken, we were pretty excited. Here’s a bit more about this downtown spot that casually opened its doors just a few weeks ago.

    Formerly in the locale of Caffe Bene {79 Hudson Street}, Sunnyside Cafe is a more comprehensive concept — breakfast bites, coffee, tea, wifi — complete with lunch food and healthy meal options so you can pretty much have breakfast, head to work, take a lunch break, come back for an afternoon pick-me-up, do some late-night work… the whole gamut. Like Caffe Bene was, it’s a pretty large space, aka perfect for meetings and getting some work done with wifi.

    ^Picnic table-style in the middle of the space, with smaller tables surrounding the edge of the interior

    Ambiance-wise, they’ve upped the game. The tables are white marble {dare we assume faux — but lookin’ good, regardless}, there’s some shrubbery dispersed around, and the menu and counter area got a bit of an upgrade.

    There’s even a fancy new espresso machine on the premises with sunny yellow {get it?} tea cups atop it, ready for serving.

    The menu options are much more expansive, including “Brunch All Day” — which of course includes a smashed avocado sandwich {with feta, lemon, heirloom tomatoes, seeds, and mint, a ham + cheese croissant, and lemon ricotta hotcakes [whaaaat?] as options}.

    ^Ham + Cheese FTW

    They also offer coconut chia pudding, smoothies, and açai bowls.

    …and for the meat-lovers there are indeed short rib, eggs bene, and pork belly dishes on the menu, though we have yet to try them for ourselves {soon though, very soon}.

    ^A peek at the menu items so you can see for yourselves.

    Pro tip: Order the breakfast power bowl — a yummy mix of beets, quinoa, kale, feta, egg, and seeds for $12 {and add on smoked salmon for $3}. It’s delish.

    Coffee lovers with special dietary requirements rejoice: As far as milks for your latte, they offer soy, almond, and coconut milk as dairy alternatives {a major help for those who can’t eat soy, dairy, or nuts — as it’s pretty scarce to offer coconut milk in many local coffee shops we’ve found [or haven’t…] *hint hint*}.

    Needless to say, we’ll be back for the coconut milk — and of course the #eeeeeats; it’s great to have a locally-owned shop dedicated to quality food + drink right near the PATH {with *free* wifi and lots of seating}. Welcome to the neighborhood, Sunnyside!


    Have you been to Sunnyside yet? What did you think?



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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.

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