Coffee may not be the only reason for getting up out of bed in the morning, but it's usually a better reason than, say, going to work. Those in Bay Head NJ who have a need for caffeine before enjoying the views outside their waterfront properties, have more than a few options to get their fix. But they may need to venture just outside the city to really discover the full extent of their options. Without further delay, here's a short-list of coffee shops so Bay Head, New Jersey residents can decide which cup of joe will best fit their own personal vibe.
Located right in the heart of Bay Head NJ, Mueller's Bakery may be more well known for its cake than its coffee. However, their famous pastries pair perfectly with the delicious bitterness of the coffee they serve up. Patrons especially rave about the quality of the crumb cake, which really wouldn't be complete without its famous accompanying beverage. This place features some quick service, but it can get crowded pretty quickly. Visitors may not want to count on finding seating anywhere near the actual shop.
Green Planet Coffee Co.
Located about 1.5 miles from the city center of Bay Head in Point Pleasant, Green Planet Coffee Co. proudly serves up steaming hot coffee and fresh pastries in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The lounge area invites customers to read the paper or just rest their feet after a full day of shopping or exploring the beach. There are plenty of options for everyone to choose—from lattes to drip—meaning a hipster teenager would feel just as welcome as their grandad. And as the name would suggest, this place is well known for its sustainable growing methods.
Divi Tree Coffee
Also located in nearby Point Pleasant, Divi Tree Coffee is renowned for its thoroughly modern fare at equally reasonable prices. The staff's attention to detail shines through whether eating a hearty slice of avocado toast or downing a cold brew. This place is also happy to let its customers come in and stay a while, which can be extremely welcome when the weather starts to take a turn for the worst. Stop by when you just need a friendly face and a quick way to warm up against the blistering winds.
Those who want to enjoy their coffee alongside a full breakfast should stop by Beanery (also in Point Pleasant). Serving up plenty of hearty fare alongside sophisticated coffee beverages, people love the Beanery for their quality food and delicious, well, beans. From the turkey burger to the quiche, this morning and afternoon diner has a lot of charm. Those who are looking after their health will be especially happy to find a variety of choices that suit their diet.
The true value of going out for coffee has less to do with convenience as it does to do with community. It's easy to make coffee at home, but there's no chance to connect with locals or to support local businesses. Heading outside gives people a chance to try new drinks they can't make on their own, order their favorite pastry, or discover just how good a poached egg can take when its smothered in the right sauce. All of these coffee shops can give the people in Bay Head a new perspective on what some have called the best breakfast beverage in the world.