The Best Coffee the Jersey Shore has to Offer
Updated: Jun 3, 2019
Long summer days are the best. Although Relish can fuel your body for lunch, dinner, and even that mid-day snack, we can’t provide that much-needed, every day caffeine boost. What better way to get a jump start to your day than satisfying your taste buds with a relaxing cup of coffee? While everyone loves a good Starbucks beverage, there is truly nothing better than indulging in a drink from a local, small town coffee shop. Lucky for you, Belmar is home to some of the best coffee that the shore has to offer!
On the corner of Main Street and 8th Ave., Stay Gold is a local favorite. Not only is Stay Gold home to a gourmet coffee bar, but the cafe serves all-day, delicious meals and hosts weekly live music and entertainment. Stay Gold is a relaxing lounge with a local vibe. The welcoming atmosphere and delicious coffee provides the perfect environment to enjoy your beverage and your company.
Coffee Surf Co.
What’s better than coffee and the beach? Coffee ON the beach! Coffee Surf Co. is located inside the original Playa Bowls on Ocean Ave in Belmar. Between 8th and 9th Ave, Coffee Surf Co. gets their beans from the most exoctic surfing locations and roasts their very own coffee. They are, however, best known for their iced creations. Coffee Surf Co. serves iced lattes and coffees that are beloved by many. Their nitrogen infused iced coffee is a staple and is sold separately at various other shops and locations.
Head a few blocks inland and you’ll find Turnstile Coffee Roasters, located on Highway 71. Turnstile roasts their coffee daily and provides the “city coffee experience” at the Jersey Shore. In addition to providing their own specialty roast, Turnstile utilizes some of the country’s best roasters to provide a variety of fresh brews for their customers. Turnstile provides a warm and cozy space for you to enjoy your coffee, get some work done, or chat with your loved ones.
Spring Lake, NJ
If you head south down Main Street into Spring Lake, you’ll find On Third Cafe. Originally named “Who’s on Third,” On Third Cafe is a local staple serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, coffee. Their coffee is organically roasted in small batches and family-farmed. In addition to their roasted coffee, On Third Cafe also offers lattes, iced coffee, and an exceptional hot chocolate.
Wall Township, NJ
No New Jersey coffee list would be complete without mentioning Rook. Rook provides speciality hot and iced coffees. Rook is a perfect example of simple success. They provide a large variety of roasts ranging from mild to dark and two distinct iced coffees. Rook has won the heart of many locals (including yours truly) and has expanded to over 10 locations throughout the county.
Belmar is home to many unique shops that can satisfy all of your caffeine needs. If you’re looking forward to a late night dog, but fear you might not make it that long, be sure to stop by one of these local shops for an energy boost!