Independent coffee shops provide a great way to fuel, refuel, and reset your day. Many also go the extra mile of providing a place to meet up, connect, reconnect, exchange ideas, and work remotely, which helps enhance and strengthen local communities.
The following is an alphabetical list (by town) of independently-owned coffee shops in Monmouth & Ocean counties that are doing just that. From the photos, you'll see that each one has a different vibe, and is unique in its own way. Some also offer small bites, meals, and open-mic nights.
A few have been open for less than a year so I hope that this list helps make people aware of these new businesses. Be sure to check store hours on Google before you head out!
America's Cup | 633 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park
Kofi House (Just Opened!) | 1061, 526 Main St, Avon-By-The-Sea
Coffee at Noon | 524 Lake Avenue, Bay Head
Coffee at Noon is a combination artists' studio with a coffee bar. While you sip your coffee, you'll be surrounded by beautiful art. Lots to look at!
Green Planet Coffee Company | 78 Main St, Manasquan
Divi Tree Coffee | 2615 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant
Divi Tree is a new business owned by a young couple. The vibe is super friendly, and they offer healthy sandwich options.
Green Planet Coffee Company | 700 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach