Don’t let the fact that there are almost as many Rook Coffee outposts along the Shore as there are lighthouses be a turn-off. Just appreciate the fact that the best coffee shop on the coast has found a way to set up about a dozen shops from Holmdel to Point Pleasant. No doubt ensuring there is one close enough to shock your sunburned, barbecued, and beer-fueled body back into normalcy with its New Orleans-style cold brew.
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Philly Style Bagels
Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown is our favorite bagel shop in the city, bar none.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
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Hoffman’s Ice Cream & Yogurt
Hoffman’s makes the best ice cream in Spring Lake with more than 40 different flavors.
The Outside Raw Bar At The Parker House
Parker House in Sea Girt is an essential part of any summer down the shore. Start the day with some cheap lobster and sliders at the outdoor raw bar.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill
Frankie’s in Point Pleasant makes the best burgers down the shore, and maybe in all of New Jersey.
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